What to know before you buy Makita XRU11M1 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit 4.0Ah
Up to 30 minutes of run time with 4. 0Ah Battery under load on the high setting. BL Brushless motor delivers up to 6, 000 RPM for faster cutting. Automatic torque drive technology automatically shifts from 4, 000-6, 000 RPM depending on density of application. 3-Speed options low 4, 000 RPM, medium 5, 000 RPM, high 6, 000 RPM allows the operator to match speed to application. 11-3 4 Cutting swath for user convenience
Is this what you need when you buy Makita XRU11M1 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit 4.0Ah?
Landscapers are demanding more cordless alternatives to gas-powered outdoor power equipment. Makita is meeting demand with an expanding line-up of cordless OPE, including the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless String Trimmer model XRU11M1 . With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance, the 18V X2 cordless string trimmer is a welcome solution for landscapers. It features an efficient Makita BL brushless motor for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. The kit includes an efficient Rapid Optimum Charger and an 18V LXT 4. 0Ah battery which reaches a full charge in only 40 minutes – the fastest charge-time in the category – for less downtime and increased productivity. The efficient brushless motor delivers up to 6 000 RPM for faster cutting. The XRU11Z is equipped with Automatic Torque Drive Technology, which automatically shifts from 4, 000-6, 000 RPM depending on the density of the application. There are three speed options 4, 000 5, 000 6, 000 RPM , allowing users to match the speed to the application. On the high setting, users will get up to 30 minutes under load while using an 18V LXT 4. 0Ah battery. Additional features include a full 11-3 4 cutting swath, an easy-loading bump-and-feed trimmer head, and reverse rotation that allows users to quickly clear the head of entangled grass and weeds. The XRU11Z accepts industry standard M8x1. 25 LH spindles. The XRU11M1 features Makita Extreme Protection Technology XPT . XPT is a protective seal inside the tool, and is engineered for improved operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components.
Customer reviewsGreat trimmer with 3 speeds and good balance, control
The User manual is not well written and it does not include a critical part in the directions. Before you do anything, inspect the packaging and make sure you can locate 2 large washers. One of them is wide chrome plated washer - very ordinary looking. The other one is a critical spacer and trimmer won t work without it installed. The second washer is pictured here - it s is roughly 1 1 2 in diameter and about 1 2 thick. It is quite heavy and it was not show in the user manual. It has two holes on opposite sides that allow you to hold it still and lock the drive shaft while putting on the trimmer head.