Wednesday, October 19, 2022

MAKITA TO LANDSCAPERS AT EQUIP EXPO 2022: “CONVERT YOUR TRAILER TO BATTERY-POWERED”

Makita LXT®, XGT® and ConnectX™ Systems continue to expand with more battery-powered options for an industry seeking gas equipment replacements

The 40V XGT® 14” Top Handle Chain Saw (GCU02) has the power equivalent of a 30cc gas top handle chain saw and is up to 25% faster.

October 19, 2022 – Louisville, KY – Makita® is meeting demand for extended battery-powered run-time and performance for mowing, trimming and clean-up applications with three systems of professional outdoor power equipment. Makita’s range of solutions are on full display this week in Louisville at Equip Expo, including seven never-seen new products making their debut at the green industry’s largest annual trade show.
 
Makita continues to expand battery-powered options with three systems of professional power equipment:
  • XGT® 40V max | 80V max: The most powerful handheld solution for pro landscapers, with cordless equipment and tools engineered for applications that traditionally use cords, gas or air (100+ products, one system).
  • ConnectX™ 36V | 40V max: A run-time and power solution for professional landscapers seeking a gas replacement. The ConnectX™ 1,200 watt hour battery is compatible with ConnectX™ products, as well as 40V max XGT® and 36V (18V X2) LXT® products.
  • LXT® 18V | 36V: The world's largest cordless tool system powered by 18V batteries (300+ Products, One System), with an expansive range of 18V and 36V mowers, trimmers, blowers, chain saws, and more. 

SEVEN New Products at Equip Expo
Attendees at Equip Expo will be the first to see seven new products, and Makita will also feature ten recent releases at the booth. All are engineered for commercial performance, giving users more alternatives to gas-powered equipment. Here are new solutions making their debut today in Louisville:

GML01 40V max XGT® Brushless 21" Self-Propelled Commercial Lawn Mower
High torque brushless motor delivers gas performance
Premium cut quality with high vacuum lift
Self-propelled cruise control technology
Commercial-grade steel deck
Cuts up to 1-1/5 acre in 108 minutes or less with (2) 40V max 8.0Ah batteries
Available Q1 2023
 
CBU02 36V ConnectX™ Brushless Backpack Blower
Delivers power of a 64cc gas backpack blower
Up to 671 CFM and 157 MPH
Variable speed trigger for power and run-time management
Cruise control can be set between 0 – 671 CFM (no need to hold trigger)
Available Q1 2023
 
GCU04 40V max XGT® Brushless 18" Chain Saw, Tool Only
Delivers power of a 42cc gas chain saw
Up to 40 cuts in 12" diameter cedar with 40V max XGT® 5.0Ah battery
Captured bar nuts are retained in sprocket cover for convenient set-up and maintenance
Available Q1 2023
 
GCU05 40V max XGT® Brushless 16" Chain Saw, Tool Only
Delivers power of a 42cc gas chain saw
Up to 40 cuts in 12" diameter cedar with 40V max XGT® 5.0Ah battery
“Tool-less” chain adjustment for convenient operation and maintenance
Available Q1 2023
 
GCU06 40V max XGT® Brushless 18" Chain Saw, Tool Only
Delivers power of a 42cc gas chain saw
Up to 40 cuts in 12" diameter cedar with 40V max XGT® 5.0Ah battery
“Tool-less” chain adjustment for convenient operation and maintenance
Available Q1 2023
 
GRU06 40V max XGT Brush Cutter
Delivers the power of a 35cc gas-powered brush cutter
High-torque mode for demanding applications
Counterclockwise and clockwise rotation selection allows operator to choose direction of debris removal (ideal for roadside vegetation control and spaces that limit directional debris removal)
Available Q1 2024
 
GRU07 40V max XGT String Trimmer
Delivers the power of a 35cc gas-powered brush cutter
High-torque mode for demanding applications
Counterclockwise and clockwise rotation selection allows operator to choose direction of debris removal (ideal for roadside vegetation control and spaces that limit directional debris removal)
Available Q1 2024
 
 
JUST RELEASED
The following recently-released products will be featured at Equip Expo:
 
GCU01 40V max XGT® Brushless 12” Top Handle Chain Saw
Delivers the power equivalent to a 30cc gas top handle chain saw
Up to 25% faster than gas (Compared to 31.8cc gas top handle chain saw cutting speed)
Up to 160 cuts in 4x4 cedar on a single charge (40V max XGT 4.0Ah battery)
Available NOW
 
GCU02 40V max XGT® Brushless 14” Top Handle Chain Saw
Delivers the power equivalent to a 30cc gas top handle chain saw
Up to 25% faster than gas (Compared to 31.8cc gas top handle chain saw cutting speed)
Up to 160 cuts in 4x4 cedar on a single charge (40V max XGT 4.0Ah battery)
Available NOW
 
GCU03 40V max XGT® Brushless 16” Top Handle Chain Saw
Delivers the power equivalent to a 30cc gas top handle chain saw
Up to 25% faster than gas (Compared to 31.8cc gas top handle chain saw cutting speed)
Up to 160 cuts in 4x4 cedar on a single charge (40V max XGT 4.0Ah battery)
Available NOW
 
GAU01 40V max XGT® Brushless 10” Pole Saw (8’ length)
Delivers the power equivalent to a 35cc gas pole saw
Up to 30% faster than gas
Up to 150 cuts in 4x4 cedar on a single charge (40V max XGT 4.0Ah battery)
8-foot fixed length for extended reach
Available NOW
 
GAU02 40V max XGT® Brushless 10” Telescoping Pole Saw (13’ length)
Delivers the power equivalent to a 35cc gas pole saw
Up to 30% faster than gas
Up to 150 cuts in 4x4 cedar on a single charge (40V max XGT 4.0Ah battery)
Telescoping shaft easily adjusts from 9-ft. to 13 ft. for access to hard-to-reach branches
Available NOW
 
GHU04 40V max XGT® Brushless 24” Single-Sided Hedge Trimmer
Delivers the power equivalent to a 22.7cc gas hedge trimmer
Up to 6 hours of run time on a single charge (40V max XGT 4.0Ah battery)
Up to 13% more torque than gas for cutting thick branches
Available NOW
 
GHU05 40V max XGT® Brushless 30” Single-Sided Hedge Trimmer
Delivers the power equivalent to a 22.7cc gas hedge trimmer
Up to 6 hours of run time on a single charge (40V max XGT 4.0Ah battery)
Up to 13% more torque than gas for cutting thick branches
Available NOW
 
GRU02 40V max XGT® Brushless Brush Cutter
Delivers the power equivalent to a 30cc gas brush cutter
Automatic Torque Drive Technology mode automatically shifts from 4,600-7,000 RPM for extended run time or added power
Steel drive shaft for less vibration and longer equipment life
Bike handle design for improved grip and more ergonomic working position
Available NOW
 
GRU03 40V max XGT® Brushless 17” String Trimmer
Delivers the power equivalent to a 30cc gas string trimmer
Automatic Torque Drive Technology mode automatically shifts from 4,600-7,000 RPM for extended run time or added power
Steel drive shaft for less vibration and longer equipment life
Brush cutter debris shield and loop handle equipped with barrier bar for compatibility with brush cutter blades
Available NOW
 
GRU04 40V max XGT® Brushless 17” String Trimmer
Delivers the power equivalent to a 30cc gas string trimmer
Automatic Torque Drive Technology mode automatically shifts
from 4,000-6,000 RPM for extended run time or added power
High torque string trimmer for overgrown weeds and brush
Steel drive shaft for less vibration and longer equipment life
Narrow string trimmer guard for improved cutting visibility
Available NOW
 
For more information about Makita Outdoor Power Equipment, visit makitatools.com/ope
 
About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, power equipment, pneumatics, and cleaning solutions, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network throughout the U.S.A. With 50 years in the United States and over 100 years worldwide, Makita utilizes experience and expertise to manufacture best-in-class solutions. For more information about Makita U.S.A. call (800)4-MAKITA or visit makitatools.com. Find Makita on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter @makitatools

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The 40V max XGT® Brushless 30" Single-Sided Hedge Trimmer (GHU05) is a high-performance solution for fast and efficient trimming.

The 40V max XGT® Brushless 18" String Trimmer (GRU07) has the power equivalent to a 35cc gas string trimmer

The 40V max XGT® Brushless 10" Pole Saw (GAU01) is 8' in length to allow the user to reach higher and trim branches with ease. The Makita-built brushless motor delivers the power of a 35cc gas pole saw.

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