The new Makita DUR189Z 18v LXT linetrimmer, which replaces the popular DUR184L model, has a 240 watt output brushless motor providing capacity to run the head at three selected speed settings. 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. The Automatic Torque Drive Technology (ADT) means revolutions per minute are automatically increased from between 4,000, 5,000 and 6,000rpm according to the density of the weeds and foliage being cut, which allows for greater and improved energy saving, lower noise levels, optimum operation and user comfort. A speed indicator is on the control panel.
The model’s operating weight is 3.3kg, including the LXT battery, soft-grip handle and forward-loop handle for maximum machine control. The bent pipe shaft is adjustable in length and the foldable wire guard helps reduce risk or damage to foliage, fences and ornaments. The smaller protector allows a better view of the 300mm cutting circle. Soft start, electric brake, reverse rotation and overload protection add to the efficiency of this new linetrimmer, which is available as a body-only model.
Makita’s new DUR188LZ linetrimmer has all the features of the DUR189Z model, including ADT, with the additional advantage of a 2-part shaft so this model can be split in two for easy transportation and storage; a trigger switch with lock-off lever and a multi-functional control panel with speed and power indicators. Again, this is a body-only model.
Makita’s new DUM604Z 18v LXT grass shears replace the DUM168 model. Fast, powerful and handy, a compatible hedge trimmer attachment has a tool-less blade change. The shear has a double blade action, a cutting width of 160mm, and a 3-stage cutting height adjustment from 15 – 25mm for fine work. With an ergonomically designed soft-grip handle and weighing 1.8kg, including the battery, user comfort is guaranteed while low noise emissions will ensure Sunday morning peace and quiet for family and neighbours. This model is available as a body-only.