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TAG: Makita

Makita adds 10 new products and expands battery options

November 10, 2021By
Makita's first chainsaw in the company's XGT System is the model GCU03, with a top-handle configuration. (Photo: Makita)

Makita adds new battery-powered equipment and says the company will cease gas engine production in March 2022. read more

Makita intros 18-volt LXT cordless string trimmer

February 9, 2021By

Makita U.S.A. introduced a new 18-volt LXT brushless cordless string trimmer (XRU23), featuring an easy-to-load trimmer head. The XRU23 can deliver up to an hour of run time with one 18-volt LXT lithium-ion 4.0-Ah battery. The trimmer’s Makita-built brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM. Power and run time are managed with a high/low button. This cordless string trimmer has... read more

Busting 3 myths about battery power

December 21, 2020By
Battery equipment can offer safety benefits for crew members, including fewer emissions and vibrations. (Photo: Oregon)

Professionals from Stihl, Pacific Landscape Management and Echo debunk misconceptions about battery-powered handheld equipment. read more

Makita releases new 18V X2 LXT brush cutter

September 9, 2020By

Makita U.S.A. introduced a new 18V X2 (36V) LXT Cordless Brush Cutter, the XRU16. Its brushless motor delivers power needed for commercial applications. The XRU16 has the power equivalent to a 30cc gas brush cutter, but without the hassles of gas. The cordless brush cutter has lower noise, zero emissions, reduced maintenance and instant starts. Features of the cordless brush... read more

Makita introduces LXT brushless self-propelled mower

August 10, 2020By

Makita U.S.A. has launched the new 18V X2 LXT brushless, cordless 21-inch, self-propelled commercial mower, the XML09. This commercial mower is powered by two 18-v LXT batteries and a Makita-built brushless motor. Users have the option to insert two additional LXT Batteries for extended run time; when the first two batteries need a charge, users can quickly turn the battery-selector... read more

Makita introduces two cordless top handle chainsaws

September 24, 2019By
Photo: Makita USA

Makita U.S.A. launched the 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless 14-inch and 16-inch Top Handle Chainsaws (models XCU08 and XCU09). With the addition of these two chainsaws, Makita now offers a comprehensive cordless chainsaw portfolio. Makita’s LXT Cordless Top Handle Chainsaws are compact in size, making them ideal for professional arborists and utility companies. Built for power, speed and run time... read more