The new 40V max ConnectX™ Brushless Backpack Blower (model CBU02Z) has a high blowing force of 22 Newtons for the clean-up power that’s equivalent to a 64cc gas-powered blower.
February 23, 2023 – La Mirada, CA – Makita® is meeting demand for professional battery-powered outdoor power equipment with the release of the new 40V max ConnectX™ Brushless Backpack Blower, model CBU02Z. The new blower has a high blowing force of 22 Newtons for the clean-up power that’s equivalent to a 64cc gas-powered blower. It is a key addition to the ConnectX™ System, a run-time and power solution for professional landscapers seeking to replace gas-powered equipment.
More Run Time, No Gas Hassles
At the heart of the ConnectX™ System is the Portable Backpack Power Supply (model PDC1200A01, sold separately), a higher-capacity power source with 1,200 watt hours of output. The ConnectX™ Power Supply is compatible with ConnectX™ products including the new CBU02 Backpack Blower as well as the previously-released ConnectX™ 21” Commercial Lawn Mower, String Trimmer and Handheld Blower. All are engineered for top performance and more work, but with lower noise, less maintenance, zero emissions and no pull starts.
“For landscape pro’s seeking to replace gas equipment, ConnectX™ is the system that lets them do it,” said Wayne Hart, sr. communications manager, Makita U.S.A., Inc. “Whether driven by increased regulation against the use of gas equipment in their region or simply a decision to step away from the hassles of gas, contractors seeking a battery-powered solution can rely on ConnectX™ for commercial-duty performance and long run time.”
High Blowing Force and Long Run Time
The new CBU02 has an efficient brushless motor that delivers a high blowing force of 22 Newtons, and up to 671 CFM and 160 MPH for clean-up power that’s equivalent to a 64cc gas backpack blower. On a single charge of the ConnectX™ 1,200Wh Portable Backpack Power Supply, it will deliver up to 4 hours of continuous run time.
Low Noise, Zero Emissions
Noise and emissions are top concerns among landscape contractors and the clients they serve, and the battery-powered CBU02 has a sound pressure rating of 60 dB(A) (measured per ANSI B 175.2 standard) and zero emissions. It has a tube-mounted variable speed trigger for power and run-time management, and a cruise control setting for more comfortable continuous operation.
The ConnectX™ Backpack Power Supply quickly connects to ConnectX™ commercial power equipment. But it’s not a standalone system: With an optional adapter the Backpack Power Supply easily connects with 40V max XGT® and 36V (18V X2) mowers, string trimmers, blowers, and more for maximum cutting, trimming and clean-up performance. For hardscape and concrete contractors, ConnectX™ provides extended run time for hard-hitting 40V and 36V (18V X2) rotary hammers, demolition hammers, and more. With this easy compatibility, users win with top performance, maximum run time, and no more hassles with cords or gas. And since there are no batteries on-board, users get the added benefit of lower weight for handheld tools and power equipment.
Makita Outdoor Power Equipment
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 (125+ products in 2023).
· 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 (325+ Products in 2023), with an expansive range of 18V and 36V mowers, trimmers, blowers, chain saws, and more.
For more information about Makita Outdoor Power Equipment, visit makitatools.com/ope
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