What’s important to look for in Makita XRU13Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Curved Shaft String Trimmer?
Automatic speed change technology automatically adjusts cutting speed 4, 000-6, 000 RPM and torque depending on density of application. Manual operation mode features 3-speed options low 4, 000 RPM, medium 5, 000 RPM, high 6, 000 RPM allowing the operator to match speed to application. Telescoping curved shaft adjusts 59-1 2 - 63-1 2 Length for convenient operation in tight places. Delivers up to 38 minutes of run time on high setting and 103 minutes on low setting under load using 18V LXT 5. 0Ah battery BL1850B battery not included . 11-3 4 Cutting swath for user convenience
What is the advantage of this Makita XRU13Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Curved Shaft String Trimmer?
Landscapers are demanding more cordless alternatives to gas-powered outdoor power equipment. Makita is meeting demand with an expanding system of cordless OPE, including the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Curved Shaft String Trimmer model XRU13Z, tool only, batteries and charger sold separately . With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance, this cordless string trimmer is a welcome solution for landscapers. It s compatible with Makita s fast-charging 18V LXT batteries, and features an efficient Makita BL brushless motor for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. The efficient brushless motor delivers up to 6, 000 RPM for faster cutting. The XRU13Z is equipped with Automatic Speed Change technology which automatically shifts from 4, 000-6, 000 RPM adjusting the speed and torque depending on density of application. There are also three speed options in manual mode 4, 000 5, 000 6, 000 RPM , allowing users to match the speed to the application. Users will get up to 38 minutes of run time on high setting and 103 minutes on low setting under load using an 18V LXT 5. 0Ah battery sold separately . 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 trimmer accepts industry standard M8x1. 25 LH spindles. The XRU13Z also features a telescoping curved shaft that adjusts from 59-1 2 to 63-1 2 in length for convenient operation in tight spaces. The XRU13Z 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 reviewsLike features a lot. Could have higher RPM
Love this trimmer s features 3 speeds you can set manually, Auto speed setting where it senses the load you are putting on it and increases RPM a reverse to unwind long stringy weeds, great balance adjustable shaft length. Have 1 acre of property, country type , so I get tough weeds, thistle and brush. This performed well and would recommend for what I consider medium duty, heavy duty elsewhere . If I catch weeds etc. early it is great. Had some thistle that had 2 diameter stalks that would give gas machines some difficulty but needed to pull them anyway to get roots. Had other 3 4 thick thistle that this handled just fine. Would give it a 5th star if the high setting had a higher RPM. I also have the Makita XRU02Z 18V 99 and it s RPM is 7,800, but single string no features like this one. It also has done well for 6 years is still working, beat up, but working. Go figure.