Makita AddsNew 18V X2 LXT (36V) Trimmer, Blower to Landscaping Line-up

Makita® has released two new cordless solutions for landscapers with the 18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless Blower, model XBU02Z, and the 18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless String Trimmer, model XRU07Z. Both tools are the first in their categories to be powered by two 18V lithium-ion batteries. With Makita’s exclusive 18V X2 technology users get 36V power and run-time – without leaving the 18V battery platform.

No Cord, No Emissions
Landscapers are seeking cordless options to corded and gas-powered outdoor power equipment,” said Adam Livingston, Product Manager, Cordless Products, Makita USA. “Makita is a pioneer in brushless motor technology in cordless tools and a leader in the category. The new blower and string trimmer combine the efficiency of brushless with the extended run time of 18V X2 technology, giving landscapers two more cordless options. They also get less noise, lower maintenance and zero emissions.”
 
More Solutions for Landscapers
These two new cordless solutions are part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the world’s largest with over 100 tools powered by an 18V slide-style battery. For landscapers, Makita has an expanding line-up of outdoor power equipment that includes new 18V and 18V X2 cordless tools, as well as efficient 4-stroke engine MM4® and 2-stroke engine MM2™ equipment.
 
Makita_XRU07Z_Product_Shot18V X2 LXT (36V) String Trimmer
The new XRU07Z gives landscapers instant start-up — without gasoline, oil changes, or power cords. The efficient brushless motor has a direct-drive system that provides high power and increased torque, with Constant Speed Control to minimize reductions in rotation speed under load. The XRU07Z will run up to 60 minutes on a single charge of two Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah batteries (sold separately). The XRU07Z can also be run with two 18V 2.0Ah, 3.0Ah, or 4.0Ah batteries. It has a full 13-3/4″ diameter of cutting swath. For added versatility, the XRU07Z has two speed options (5,000 and 6,500 RPM), allowing the user to match the speed to the application.
 
Additional features include an easy-loading bump-and-feed trimmer head which rotates clockwise to help direct grass clippings away from the operator, and a reverse rotation system that allows operators to quickly clear the trimmer head. The XRU07Z weighs only 9.9 lbs. (with batteries), and includes a 3-stage L.E.D. battery indicator that monitors the battery charge status.
 
18V X2 LXT (36V) Blower
Makita_XBU02Z_Product_ShotThe XUB02Z also provides instant start-up for quick clean-up applications. The efficient brushless motor delivers up to 120 MPH air velocity and 473 CFM air volume. It has a 6-stage air velocity/volume selection dial with variable speed control trigger, and up to 29 minutes of run time at 15,800 RPM using two 18V LXT 5.0Ah batteries (sold separately). The XBU02Z can also be run with two 18V 2.0Ah, 3.0Ah, or 4.0Ah batteries. The in-line fan design provides better tool balance and improved ergonomics, with a compact design at only 38-3/4” long.
 
Additional features include a lock-on button for continuous operation and a 3-stage telescoping long nozzle for user convenience. The XBU02Z weighs only 9.9 lbs. (with batteries), and includes a 3-stage L.E.D. battery indicator that monitors the battery charge status.
 
Brushless Motor Technology and XPT
Both tools feature an efficient BL™ Brushless motor that is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. And since there are no carbon brushes, the BL™ Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life. For increased durability, both tools are equipped with Extreme Protection Technology (XPT), a protective seal inside the tool engineered for improved dust and moisture resistance by channeling debris away from the tool’s key internal components.
 
Star Protection Computer Controls™
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, the XBU02Z and XRU07Z feature Star Protection Computer Controls™. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, overdischarging and overheating. For increased versatility, the XBU02Z and XRU07Z can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT® and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
 
Specifications
XBU02Z
Description
18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless
Cordless Blower (tool only)
Max Air Velocity
120 MPH
Max Air Volume
473 CPM
No Load Speed (variable speed)
11,400 – 21,500 RPM
Battery
2x 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion
Overall Length
38-3/4”
Sound Pressure
96dB(A)
Net Weight
9.9 lbs., with batteries (sold separately)
Includes
Blower, 3-Stage Telescoping Nozzle
 
XRU07Z
Description
18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless
Cordless String Trimmer (tool only)
No Load Speed
(2 spd)
5,000/6,500 RPM
Cutting capacity
(diameter)
13-3/4″
Battery
2x 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion
Overall Length
69″
Net Weight
9.9 lbs. with battery (sold separately)
Includes
String trimmer, goggles,

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