Makita Announces New Brushless 18-Volt String Trimmer

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Makita has announced another cordless solution for landscapers with the addition of their 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer (XRU04Z, tool only). It comes a year after their first cordless string trimmer hit US markets, but because of Brushless technology, it offers a significant increase in runtime.

While the previous model looked like it would work well for your average homeowner, the new XRU04Z Brushless String Trimmer has the look of a tool made for professionals. Boasting up to 90-minutes of runtime on a single 3.0Ah battery, it has the stamina to tackle more than just one yard. No engine means no fuel, or oil, or all the weight that goes with it, so the string trimmer and battery only weigh 8.6 lbs.

Other features include an easy-loading bump-and-feed trimmer head for, and a reverse rotation system that allows operators to quickly clear the trimmer head. One thing mobile landscapers might want to add to the setup is the Makita Automotive Battery Charger, this way you could charge between jobs. BUY – Amazon

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