Makita continues to expand the cordless tool range, designed for the grounds maintenance industry, while at the same time introducing yet more new technical functions such as the latest Automatic Torque Drive Technology, ADT.
The new Makita DUR187 18v LXT linetrimmer has a 240watt output Brushless motor in the trimmer head, providing capacity to run the head at three selectable speed settings up to 4,000, 5,000 and 6,000rpm. Speed selection is by a button on the control panel in front of the variable speed control trigger which has a lock-off facility.
Having the motor at the drive head improves the balance of the machine and eliminates the loss of power through the traditional drive shaft where the motor is at the operator end of the machine. This new Makita cordless linetrimmer features the innovative Automatic Torque Drive Technology, ADT, where the revolutions per minute are automatically increased from between 4,000 and 6,000rpm according to the density of the weeds being cut. This allows for greater and improved energy saving and lower noise levels.
The lightweight design of the new Makita DUR187 linetrimmer gives an operating weight of just 3.4kgs with comfortable shoulder strap, soft grip handle and forward loop handle for maximum machine control. A foldable wire guard protects the forward sector of the 300mm cutting circle against plant and hard object damage. Soft start, electric brake and reverse rotation add to the efficiency of this new Makita linetrimmer, which is only available as a body only model.
The new Makita DUR183 2-piece linetrimmer is ideal for operators who need to transport equipment in smaller vehicles. The 2-section shaft and split-drive shaft simply slot together and are locked with a single action clasp. Slightly heavier than the DUR187 at 4.1kg, this new 2-piece linetrimmer has the same quality attributes with high power output and longer run-time.
The latest version of the popular 10.8v double blade grass shear has 3-stage cutting height selection of 15, 20 and 25mm and new grass receiver. This UM600DZX CXT machine is now available with a hedge trimmer attachment and chip receiver. The blade change is a simple tool-less and efficient operation.
The new Makita 18v LXT 4-piece kit, DLX4093, includes the DUR181 linetrimmer; the DUH523 hedge trimmer; the DCL180 vacuum cleaner and the DHP453 13mm combi drill. It comes complete with two 3.0Ah Lithium-Ion batteries and a DC181RC fast charger. This useful 4-piece kit will provide comprehensive property maintenance capacity for busy professionals, or an all-round package for home users looking for a range of products that will all work on one battery platform.