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Friday, July 18, 2008

MAKITA'S NEW 4-STROKE BACK-PACK BLOWER DELIVERS COMMERCIAL- DUTY PERFORMANCE WITH LESS NOISE AND IMPROVED FUEL EFFICIENCY

JULY 16, 2008 – La Mirada, CA   Makita USA, Inc., manufacturer of high quality industrial power tools and accessories, is proud to announce the release of its new 75.6 cc Back-Pack Blower (model BBX7600). The Makita-built 4-stroke motor is EPA Phase II, CARB Tier III Compliant while maintaining commercial-duty power and performance, with 53% longer run time per tank of fuel over traditional 2-cycle engines. The BBX7600 is also equipped with a large capacity muffler for quieter operation.
 
“It’s cleaner burning with better fuel efficiency, longer run time, and quieter operation,” said Brent Withey, Makita Brand Manager. “Makita’s new 4-stroke back-pack blower is a big step up from the old 2-stroke models.”
 
The powerful 75.6 cc commercial-duty 4-stroke engine requires no fuel mix, and will deliver up to 80 minutes of continuous operation on a 64 oz. fuel tank. The blower has lower fuel and oil consumption than other models in the class, but has commercial-duty performance, with a maximum air speed of 195 mpg and a maximum air volume of 526 cubic feet per minute. The decompression system ensures easy starting, and the oil filling port and drain plug are easily accessed for maintenance. In addition, the large capacity air filter improves dust control and helps extend the life of the engine.
 
The BBX7600 is compact and lightweight (22.6 lbs.) with wide straps and ventilated back panel for operator comfort, while the new handle-grip is located on the blower tube with a 4” adjustable position for easier control. In addition, the large capacity muffler ensures quiet operation: at 99.1dB, it has the lowest noise level in its class. 
 
The BBX7600 is engineered for commercial lawn and garden work, and includes the blower, end pipe, and tool kit. It is ideal for any professional seeking a best-in-class back-pack blower with lower noise, lower oil and fuel consumption, and easy maintenance.
 
Specifications
 
BBX7600
Max. air velocity:
195 mph
Max air volume
526 cu.ft./min.
Engine displacement
75.6 cc
Tank Capacity
64 fl.oz.
Overall dimensions (L x W x H)
12-3/4” x 17” x 19-1/2”
Dry weight
22.6 lbs.
Retail Price:
$399
                               (also available: BBX7600CA, compliant with California emissions)


About Makita USA
Makita is a leading manufacturer of over 450 professional, industrial quality power tools and has over 2,000 industrial accessories. Makita’s new, innovative 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless Power Tool Series has a three-year limited warranty and all Makita tools are covered by a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and may be serviced at any of our 25 factory service centers or by more than 1,000 authorized service centers nationwide. Makita USA, Inc.’s home office is located in La Mirada, California and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com.

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