Leading power tool manufacturer Makita has made two new additions to its selection of XGT 40VMax machines. The new tools include the UR006G XGT 40VMax Brushless Brush Cutter and UR008G XGT 40VMax Brushless Linetrimmer.

 The UR006G and UR008G are supported by Makita’s best-in-class XGT battery system that provides professional landscapers and groundskeepers with the reliability, power and performance they need to achieve top quality results.

UR006G XGT 40VMax Brushless Brush Cutter

The UR006G is a high-power machine that can deliver output of up to 7,000 rpm and similar power to a 30CC class engine grass trimmer, so users can experience the benefits of cordless without compromising on output. To deliver optimum performance, the UR006G has three speed options and features Automatic Torque Drive Technology (ADT) that intelligently adjusts the operation speed depending on the load conditions.

For maximum productivity, the UR006G features a reverse rotation switch that allows the operator to quickly clear the trimmer head or blade from entangled grass and weeds. What’s more, the UR006G uses smart Active Feedback Sensing Technology (AFT) to prevent kickback by automatically turning off the motor if the tool rotation suddenly slows, improving operator safety.

The UR006G also features a tool-less quick fastening handle holder, so operators can quickly and easily adjust the machine for comfortable operation and ease of storage.

UR008G 40VMax XGT Brushless Linetrimmer

 Designed with comfort in mind, the new UR008G has a no-load speed of up to 6,000 RPM and an impressive cutting diameter of 430mm, ensuring maximum productivity. To ensure user safety, the UR008G produces low sound and vibration levels for a more comfortable operation – with a Noise K factor of 1.6 dB (A) and a Vibration K factor of 1.5m/sec ² when using the nylon cutting head. For safety and efficiency, the UR008G features Makita’s advanced ADT and AFT technology.

For jobs that span large areas, the UR008G is compatible with Makita’s battery backpacks (PDC01 and PDC1200) so users can comfortably work away from power sources without needing to regularly stop and replace batteries.

MR007GZ DAB/DAB+ Job Site Radio with Bluetooth

The new Makita MR007GZ DAB/DAB+ Job Site Radio can be powered by XGT, LXT and CXT batteries or an AC adaptor jack – so it can easily slot into an existing family of Makita products. The elastomer bumpers and IP65 dust and shower proof rating protect the radio from knocks and scuffs on site.

The radio is the perfect addition to any toolkit and offers a high-quality subwoofer for a deep and rich bass sound. What’s more, the sound quality is second to none as the MR007GZ also benefits from midrange/treble speakers, together with a multi-amplifier system that provides clear hi-fi sound reproduction without decreasing the sound quality at high volumes. Not only can users tune into their favourite radio station, the Bluetooth capability can also play audio from mobile devices up to 10 meters away.

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DC40RB Two Port Charger

For twice as much battery power from a single charger, the DC40RB Twin Port Charger can charge two XGT 40VMax 4.0Ah batteries in as little as 45 minutes. With two charging slots, the new DC40RB can quickly and efficiently charge two XGT batteries to keep users equipped with the power they need.

The DC40RB uses intelligent real-time battery data for optimum charging and an electronic current limiter for overload protection which preserves the batteries’ condition. For enhanced usability, the interface features a large charging status indicator.

On the two new machines, Mark Earles, Business Development Manager for garden machinery, from Makita UK commented: “By adding to our line-up of cordless XGT outdoor power equipment, we hope to equip professionals with the best tools for even the most challending tasks. The XGT battery system is ideal for groundskeepers who require high powered machinery with the flexibility to cover large areas, or remote locations. In addition, our XGT batteries are IPX4 rated which means that they are protected against water and dust ingress – ideal for those working outside whatever the weather.”