XGT®: One System of Cordless Equipment and Tools
The new releases are part of Makita XGT®, an expanding system of 40V and 80V max cordless equipment and tools. XGT® gives users one system, from core handheld tools like drills and impact drivers to equipment-grade products including high-capacity saws, rotary hammers, and power cutters – all powered by 40V max XGT® batteries.
125+ XGT® Products in 2023
“It’s been just under two years since launch, and already the XGT® System is pushing 125 40-volt and 80-volt products in 2023,” said Wayne Hart, senior communications manager, Makita U.S.A., Inc. “With this rapid expansion Makita is delivering on the XGT® promise of more cordless products to replace tools and equipment traditionally powered by gas, cords, and air.”
The following are the new XGT® products announced for January 2023:
Outdoor Power Equipment
40V max XGT® Brushless Chainsaws (GCU04, GCU05, GCU06) – All three models feature a Makita-built brushless motor that delivers the power of a 42cc gas model, with chain speeds at 5,020 FPM. The GCU04 and GCU06 feature an 18” bar while the GCU05 features a 16’ bar. They also have long run time: Models GCU04 and GCU06 deliver up to 40 cuts in 12” cedar on a single charge of a 40V max 5.0Ah battery.
40V max XGT® Brushless 21" Self-Propelled Commercial Lawn Mower (GML01) – The high torque Makita-built brushless motor delivers gas performance for efficient grass cutting, but with lower noise, less maintenance and zero emissions. The battery bay holds two 40V max batteries, and automatically switches to the second battery when the first is depleted. This provides extended run time: It can cut up to 1-1/5 acre on a single charge when running two 40V XGT® 8.0Ah batteries.
40V max XGT® Brushless 8’ Concrete Vibrator (GRV02) and 40V max XGT® Brushless Cordless 5-1/2’ Concrete Vibrator (GRV01) - Both concrete vibrators deliver up to 15,500 vibrations per minute (VPM) and up to 60 minutes of run time in the normal mode setting. Ideal for working away from a power source.
40V max XGT® Brushless Cordless 4-Speed Impact Driver (GDT02D) – The GDT02D has 4-speed power selection with an ultra-smooth variable speed trigger providing optimum control. The compact length of only 4-3/4" makes it ideal for working in tight spaces.
40V max XGT® Upright L.E.D. Area Light (ML010G) – Provide light to large areas with three modes of operation including 5,500 lumens on High, 3,000 lumens on Medium, and 1,500 lumens on Low. It features multiple power options and will run on an XGT® or LXT® battery, as well as corded power with the on-board AC inlet.
40V max XGT® Lantern with Radio (GRM04) – Compact and portable with a long list of handy features, the GRM04 delivers 310 lumens in a 360° pattern. It also has an L.E.D. flashlight providing 200 lumens, a digital tuner FM radio, Bluetooth® connectivity, a USB charging port, and metal hang hook.
All products are available now. For more, go to makitatools.com
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The new 40V max XGT 21" Lawn Mower (GML01) can cut up to 1-1/5 acre on a single charge when running two 40V XGT® 8.0Ah batteries.
The GCU06 has an 18" bar and delivers the power of a 42cc gas model, with chain speeds at 5,020 FPM.
Both concrete vibrators (GVR02, GVR01) deliver up to 15,500 vibrations per minute (VPM) and up to 60 minutes of run time in the normal mode setting. Ideal for working away from a power source.