Makita releases backpack mist blower for applications of insecticides, fungicides and fertilizers

September 27, 2023 -  By
The mist Blower is part of Makita XGT, an expanding system of 40-volt max and 80-volt max cordless equipment and tools. (Photo: Makita)

The mist Blower is part of Makita XGT, an expanding system of 40-volt max and 80-volt max cordless equipment and tools. (Photo: Makita)

Makita released the 40-volt max XGT Brushless 4-gallon Backpack Mist Blower with a brushless motor.

“Makita continues to expand the XGT platform with even more specialty outdoor power equipment products with the recent release of the 40-volt max XGT 4-gallon Backpack Mist Blower,” said Nicole Tougas, product manager for outdoor power equipment with Makita. “The Mist Blower is especially unique in that it is a first in the battery-powered mist blower space, creating a new option for pest control professionals, landscapers and other professionals looking for a battery-powered product to perform mist blowing applications.”

Commercial-grade power

The battery-powered backpack mist blower is a commercial-grade sprayer for use with insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers with up to 46 feet of horizontal spraying range.

The motor provides the power equivalent to a 63cc gas-powered mist blower and features three speed modes that range from 13,800 to 25,000 revolutions per minute. According to the company, the 4-gallon Backpack Mist Blower provides up to 80 minutes of run time with two 40V XGT 8.0Ah batteries. The blower automatically uses the second battery once the first battery has been depleted.

Spraying control

The unit features a cruise control lever for desired control of spraying speed and features three spraying modes: high-spraying speed, medium-spraying speed and low-spraying speed. The two nozzles offer users a variety of spraying applications. The ultra low volume nozzle produces droplets that are ideal for fogging applications such as spraying insecticides for mosquitos, ticks and other vector carriers. The second nozzle produces droplets for a wide range of insecticide, herbicide, fungicide and fertilizer spraying applications.

Convenience features

Convenience features include an adjustable ergonomic harness with a waist belt for operator comfort and a rubberized soft grip that provides increased comfort on the job. For added durability in harsh job site conditions the backpack mist blower is engineered for improved dust and water resistance.

Additional specifications

  • Max horizontal spraying range” 46 feet
  • Max air volume: 505 cfm
  • Max air velocity: 143 mph
  • Net weight with battery: 34.6 pounds
  • Net weight without battery: 26.2 pounds
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