New 18V LXT String Trimmer from Makita features rotating head


Makita U.S.A. has released the 18V LXT String Trimmer (XRU24), part of its expanding solutions in the outdoor power equipment segment. A new tool in the company’s LXT System, the string trimmer features a head that rotates 180°, allowing the trimmer to convert to an edger.

“Makita has the products and power management solutions that allow landscapers and homeowners to replace their gas-powered equipment and go cordless for mowing, trimming, cutting and clean-ups,” says Wayne Hart, senior communications manager, Makita U.S.A., Inc. “This new string trimmer is the latest addition to Makita’s industry-leading system of battery-powered outdoor power equipment.”

The new XRU24 String Trimmer is ideal for precision trimming and edging: It features an efficient Makita-built motor, which delivers 7,800 RPM for faster cutting. The string trimmer delivers up to 1 hour of run time with 18V LXT 4.0Ah battery (battery not included). Cutting swath: 10.25 inches.

In addition, the XRU24 is actually two tools in one with a head that rotates 180° allowing the trimmer to convert to an edger. This can be beneficial for pro users who want to reduce the amount of tools they transport or for the homeowner who can benefit from a multi-functional tool, notes the company.

Convenience features include an adjustable loop handle for convenient operation, and an easy-loading bump and feed trimmer head with metal reinforced bump knob. It features a telescoping shaft (48-1/4 to 56-1/2 inches) for optimum cutting position, and with the string trimmer switched off users can change the cutting angle by pressing the angle adjustment button on the motor housing at the end of the shaft. The adjustable 5-position pivoting head is ideal for cutting or trimming in tight spaces.

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