Thursday, March 14, 2019

MAKITA LAUNCHES TWO NEW CORDLESS HEDGE TRIMMERS

The well-balanced and ergonomic hedge trimmers cut faster with up to 4,400 SPM

The XHU07T (shown) and XHU08T provide increased cutting capacity.

March 14, 2019, La Mirada, CA – Makita® U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high-quality professional outdoor power tools and accessories, is excited to introduce the release of two new hedge trimmers. The 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 24” Hedge Trimmer (XHU07) and 30” Hedge Trimmer (XHU08) offer increased cutting capacity.

 
Hedge Trimmer Enhancements
With a Makita BL Brushless motor delivering 4,400 SPM, these brushless hedge trimmers excel at speed and faster cutting. Three-speed options and variable speed trigger allow the operator to match and control the speed to the application. The dual-action cutting blade is ideal for commercial users with an upgraded hand guard design and 5-position rotating rear handle offer increased comfort during vertical and angle trimming. The anti-vibration design aids in precision cutting, and a tip guard protects the end of the cutter bar against hard surfaces. And, with only one LXT battery, these new hedge trimmers offer the same performance as previous models while weighing less.
 
“Makita cordless innovation is more than just bigger, heavier batteries. Its smart technology that includes purpose-built brushless motors, jobsite-proven batteries, and communication technology that allows the motor and battery to exchange data in real time for maximum performance,” said Romique Talton, Senior Marketing Product Manager. “With the new 18V LXT Hedge Trimmers, the battery and motor work together for faster blade speed and more efficient cutting than competitor cordless hedge trimmers, and that includes 36 volt models.”p to 68 minute run time on high with a 6.0Ah battery. These new hedge trimmers also feature an upgraded hand guard design and 5-position rotating rear handle for increased comfort during vertical and angle trimming. The anti-vibration design aids in precision cutting, and a tip guard protects the end of the cutter bar against hard surfaces.
 
18V LXT® System
The hedge trimmers are part of Makita’s expanding 18V LXT system, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries. Makita 18V LXT batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
 
The advantage of cordless over gas-powered equipment is lower noise, reduced maintenance and zero emissions. 
 
Technology that Protects Battery and Trimmer
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created 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, over-discharging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
 
Another technical feature is Makita’s Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™). XPT is a series of integrated seals engineered to channel away dust and water for increased durability. Wherever the job takes you, Makita tools equipped with XPT™ are engineered for increased durability and longer tool life.
 
For more information on Makita’s outdoor power equipment, please visit makitatools.com/ope
 
Specifications
Model
XHU07Z
XHU07T
XHU08Z
XHU08T
Description
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 24” Hedge Trimmer, Tool Only
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 24” Hedge Trimmer Kit
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 30” Hedge Trimmer, Tool Only
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 30” Hedge Trimmer Kit
Battery
18V Lithium-Ion
18V Lithium-Ion
18V Lithium-Ion
18V Lithium-Ion
Blade Length
24”
24”
30”
30”
Strokes Per Minute
4,400
4,400
4,400
4,400
Variable Speed(SPM)
2,000 / 3,600 / 4,400
2,000 / 3,600 / 4,400
2,000 / 3,600 / 4,400
2,000 / 3,600 / 4,400
Overall Length
44-1/4”
44-1/4”
49-3/4”
49-3/4”
Net Weight
7.3 lbs.
8.65 lbs
7.7 lbs
9 lbs
Includes
Tool Only
Tool, (2) 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah Battery (BL1850B), Rapid Optimum Charger (DC18RC), Blade Cover
Tool Only
Tool, (2) 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah Battery (BL1850B), Rapid Optimum Charger (DC18RC), Blade Cover
 
About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, pneumatics and power equipment, 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. Call 800/4-MAKITA or visit makitatools.com. Find Makita on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @makitatools
 
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The hedge trimmers are part of Makita’s expanding 18V LXT system, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries.

Three-speed options and variable speed trigger allow the operator to match and control the speed to the application.

The XHU07 and XHU08 feature an upgraded hand guard design and 5-position rotating rear handle for increased comfort during vertical and angle trimming.

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