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Friday, August 2, 2013

The 18V LXT® Cordless String Trimmer has key adjustment features for increased ease of use.

Landscapers get convenience and versatility in a compact size with the 18V LXT® Grass Shear.

The 3 new Trimmers are part of Makita's expanding line-up of cordless tools powered by the fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery.

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MAKITA ADDS THREE 18V CORDLESS OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS FOR TRIMMING

New 18V String Trimmer, Hedge Trimmer, and Grass Shear are latest additions to expanding LXT® line-up

Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results, has released three new 18V cordless tools for outddoor trimming applications: the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Hedge Trimmer (LXHU02Z), 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion String Trimmer (LXRU02Z), and 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Grass Shear (LXMU02Z).

The 18V LXT® Cordless Hedge Trimmer delivers up to 75 minutes of continuous run time on a single charge.

The three new trimming tools are the latest additions to the expanding 18V LXT® line-up, with 65+ cordless tools powered by one fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.

"Landscapers are demanding more cordless alternatives to corded and gas-powered outdoor power equipment," said Mario Lopez, Product Manager, Makita. "With zero emissions, lower noise, considerably less maintenance, as well as the fast battery charge time and unmatched breadth-of-line of 18 volt LXT®, these three cordless trimmers are a welcome solution for landscapers."

LXHU02Z: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer
The new LXHU02Z allows landscapers to cut the cord with up to 75 minutes of continuous run time on a single charge. The Hedge Trimmer has a 22" blade with a Makita-built motor that delivers 1,350 strokes per minute (SPM) for increased cutting speed. It has an ergonomic design at 37-1/2" long with less weight (only 7.4 lbs., with 18V LXT® battery, sold separately).

Additional features include an anti-vibration structure that is engineered with five cushions within the motor housing to help minimize vibration. For added convenience, the battery capacity warning system turns on an indicator light and automatically stops the motor to notify the user when it is time to recharge the battery. The LXHU02Z has lower noise at only 87dB(A), which is 25% quieter than comparable cordless hedge trimmers.

LXRU02Z: 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless String Trimmer
The new LXRU02Z is another cordless option for landscapers, delivering instant start-up and up to 45 minutes of continuous run time on a single charge. The Makita-built motor delivers 7,800 RPM for a wide range of trimming applications. The cordless LXRU02Z has zero emissions and reduced maintenance, with no need to change gas or oil. It has an ergonomic and well-balanced design with less weight (only 6.4 lbs., with 18V LXT® battery, sold separately).

Additional features include telescoping shaft that allows the user to adjust the length of the tool from 48-1/2" to 56-1/2", and an adjustable 5-position pivoting head that enables the user to adjust the cutting angle when trimming in tight spaces. In addition, the 180-degree rotating head allows the user to easily convert from trimmer to edger with a 10-1/4" cutting width. The spool assembly is engineered for quick attachment and rewinding, with a reinforced metal bump-feed button for increased user convenience. For added convenience, the battery capacity warning system turns on an indicator light and automatically stops the motor to notify the user when it is time to recharge the battery.

LXMU02Z: 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Grass Shear
The new LXMU02Z Grass Shear gives landscapers convenience and versatility in a compact size, with 1,250 SPM and up to 2 hours of run time on a single battery charge. The dual-blade action cuts with a shearing effect for improved results, with non-electrolyzed nickel-plated blades engineered to reduce staining and rusting. The toboggan-style base frame allows quick height adjustments to match the application for smooth and consistent cutting. The cordless LXMU02Z has a compact and ergonomic design at 13-1/2" long with less weight (only 3.2 lbs., with 18V LXT® battery, sold separately).

Additional features include "tool-less" blade changing, as well as a left and right lock-off button engineered to prevent instant start-up.  For added convenience, the battery capacity warning system turns on an indicator light and automatically stops the motor to notify the user when it is time to recharge the battery.

Latest Addition to 65+ Tool 18V LXT® Line-Up
The LXHU02Z, LXRU02Z, and LXMU02Z are new additions to the expanding 18V LXT® line up, with 65+ cordless tools powered by Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.

 

Specifications

 

LXRU02Z

LXHU02Z

Cutting Capacity

10-1/4"

22"

Speed

0-7,800

1,350

Battery

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

Length

56-1/2"

38"

Net Weight (lbs. with battery)

6.9

7.4

Includes

Tool, nylon cord, bump-and-feed spool set. Battery and charger sold separately

Tool only, battery and charger sold separately

 

Specifications

 

LXMU02Z

Cutting Width

6-5/16"

Depth Adjustment

3/8", 13/16", 1-3/16"

Battery

18V LXT® Lithium-Ion

Length

13-7/8"

Net Weight (lbs. with battery)

3.6

Includes

Tool only, battery and charger sold separately

 

Warranty
Makita Lithium-Ion tools are backed by Makita’s 3-Year Warranty which covers repair due to defective materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date. 1-year warranty on the batteries and charger.

 

About Makita USA
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wiide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS®) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com. You can follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatoolspage and twitter.com/makitatools. The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

 


 

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