Four new machines have been introduced to Makita’s range of outdoor maintenance and grounds care equipment with the latest 4-stroke MM4 engine technology at the heart of two of them.
The new Makita EB5300TH Back-Pack Blower is a refined version of the 75cc machine designed for maintenance contractors, major property owners and tool hire operations. Powered by a 52.5 cc version of the advanced MM4 engine this blower is lighter at 8.9 kg when dry, and delivers 15m³/minute maximum air flow volume with a maximum velocity of 82metres/second. This performance is ample for all leaf management operations but reduces the “arm strength” required to control the direction of the nozzle during a full days work. Lighter weight, better air control, longer run time.
The new 25.4cc EM2654LH 4-stroke (MM4) 1.1hp Linetrimmer effectively replaces its predecessor, the EM2651LH . This compact and lightweight machine features a new spring-assisted recoil starter, with mechanical decompression, and a multi-position lubrication system that enables the engine to be inclined to any angle, even during continuous operation. A rigid aluminium clutch case reduces vibration while an ergonomically designed loop handle ensures improved operator comfort. The guard is suitable for both metal blade and nylon line head. The well positioned oil filling port and drain plug are easily accessible with an oil level window for easy checking and replacing of oil.
The new Makita 163cc Mulching Lawn Mower, the PLM5121N2, is a walk-behind model that has a 51cm cutting width and a single-lever cutting height adjustment with up to five positions, between 25–70mm, to achieve a spectacular, manicured lawn. It is powered by the new 4-stroke Briggs & Stratton 675 Exi ReadyStart engine system that requires no priming or choking. The single speed drive to the large rear wheels, designed for easy movement on uneven terrain, is controlled by the flat lift up operator control adjacent to the ergonomically designed handle and engine run control lever for easy manoeuvring. Wheels have built-in ball bearings for additional durability.
The new 18v UM603D Grass Shear G-Series is available with a hedge trimmer attachment that has a tool-less blade change. The shear has a double blade action; a cutting width of 160mm, and 3-stage cutting height adjustment from 15–25mm for really fine trimming such as topiary. With an ergonomically designed soft grip handle and light in weight at just 1.5kg, user comfort is guaranteed while low noise emissions for ‘Sunday morning quiet time’ will keep neighbours happy. This model is compatible only with a Makita G-Series battery, and is available as a body only option with hedge trimmer attachment.