Makita’s XGT and ConnectX Systems earn AFTC certification from AGZA


Makita reports that it has received field-tested certification from the American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) for its XGTand ConnectX Systems of battery-powered outdoor power equipment.

“Makita has the product solutions that allow pro landscapers to replace their gas-powered equipment and go battery-powered for mowing, trimming, cutting and clean-ups,” says Mario Lopez, director of product development, Makita U.S.A.. “AGZA follows strict testing standards, and Makita is proud to carry this important certification. If you are a user seeking to take your truck or trailer to battery powered, Makita has more options for full gas conversion.”

Dan Mabe, AGZA president, states: “With this certification, Makita is poised to help the landscape maintenance industry cope with regulatory pressures and workload feasibility to make a living with commercial-rated battery-powered tools. Makita will help landscape professionals get a return on their investment and profitability with more battery-powered products that rival gas performance and working times.”

Makita continues to expand battery-powered professional power equipment solutions. Makita Systems that now carry the AFTCcertification include the following:

  • XGT40V max | 80V max: The powerful handheld solution for pro landscapers, with cordless equipment and tools engineered for applications that traditionally use gas, cords, and air (125+ XGTproducts in 2023).
  • ConnectX 36V | 40V max: A run-time and power solution for professional landscapers seeking a gas replacement. The ConnectX 1,200-watt hour Backpack Power Supply is compatible with ConnectX products, as well as 40V max XGTand 36V (18V X2) LXTproducts with the use of an adapter.

AGZA tests and advocates for high-quality and best-performing zero-emission lawncare equipment; its AGZA Field Tested Certification (AFTC) is the result of rigorous independent testing. For more information on AGZA’s AFTC certification program, click here.

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