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Makita debuts new cordless couple shaft system, string trimmer



LA MIRADA, Calif. – Makita U.S.A., Inc., launched the new 18V LXT Brushless Cordless Couple Shaft Power Head (XUX02) and 18V LXT Brushless Cordless String Trimmer (XRU23).

This 18V LXT Couple Shaft System offers users more versatility. A lever-style lock allows for quick tool-less installation and replacement of attachments. Other features include a loop handle for a comfortable grip, hook for shoulder strap and variable speed control. The XUX02 also features Makita’s exclusive Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) for improved dust and water resistance in harsh conditions.

The 18V power head is designed for use with a variety of Makita Couple Shaft Attachments (sold separately). Makita currently offers 11 compatible attachments. All kits available come with a 13” String Trimmer Attachment (EM409MP). The string trimmer attachment features a new time-saving rapid-loading bump and feed trimmer head. This new trimmer head loads in seconds with three easy steps: align, feed and twist.

The XUX02 will be available as a bare tool (XUX02Z), bare tool with 13” String Trimmer Attachment (XUX02ZX1), and as a kit with a 4.0Ah battery (XUX02SM1X1). In addition to this, we will be offering the XUX02SM1X2 and XUX02SM1X4 kits that also include a 20” Articulating Hedge Trimmer Attachment and 10” Pole Saw Attachment, seven-ft. length, respectively.

Makita’s LXT Cordless Couple Shaft eliminates the hassles of gas with zero emissions, lower noise and reduced maintenance. It operates at a lower noise level, providing user comfort and preventing disruptions for neighbors or nearby businesses.

For more information about the new couple shaft or LXT OPE System, click here.

Additionally, Makita is pleased to introduce an 18V LXT Brushless Cordless String Trimmer (XRU23) featuring easy-to-load trimmer head.

The XRU23 can deliver up to one hour of run time with one 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah Battery. Its exclusive Makita-built brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM. Power and run time are managed with a high/low button.

This cordless string trimmer has a 13” cutting swath, ideal for compact and precision trimming.

The XRU23 has a broken shaft for compact storage and a loop handle. Other features include a variable speed trigger and Extreme Protection Technology (XPT), which provides improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh jobsite conditions.

For more information about Makita LXT Cordless String Trimmers, click here.