Makita expands its professional toolbox

Makita opened up its toolbox to the power equipment market at GIE+EXPO with an expanding range of solutions for landscaping, hardscape applications, forestry and related maintenance. Included are efficient MM4 4-stroke engine products, easy-starting MM2 2-stroke chain saws, and the world’s largest cordless equipment/tool lineup powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. GIE+EXPO also marked the re-integration of Makita U.S.A. and Dolmar power equipment.

“Makita is giving landscapers, hardscape contractors and forestry professionals more solutions than any other manufacturer with efficient 4-stroke and 2-stroke engines, corded and cordless power equipment, and a range of accessories that help professional landscapers and contractors solve problems and be more efficient,” said Dennis Stauch, vice president and general manager, outdoor power equipment, Makita U.S.A.

Since 1991, Dolmar has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Makita Corporation, and Makita has successfully sold Makita-branded power equipment including power cutters, chain saws, blowers, trimmers and other models. As of October 1, 2015, Makita U.S.A., Inc. is now fully responsible for the Dolmar products throughout the U.S.A. This integration gives users a combination of Dolmar professional 2-stroke chain saws, Makita MM4 4-stroke engine products, and more than 100 18V LXT and 18V X2 LXT (36V) solutions including a growing range of cordless power equipment.

Makita is delivering MM4 4-stroke engine power equipment, including backpack and handheld blowers (model BBX7600N, right), a mist blower, string trimmers, brush trimmers, hedge trimmers, edgers, telescoping pole pruners and couple shafted products. For hardscape applications, Makita created the world’s first 4-stroke engine power cutter with the 14-inch EK7651H. These efficient 4-stroke engine solutions go beyond exceptional tool performance, as they require no fuel mixing so users require only one gas can for all their power equipment.

With more than 100 tools, Makita has the world’s largest 18V cordless tool lineup powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries — and the lineup includes a growing range of solutions for landscape contractors. Makita 18V X2 LXT (36V) tools are powered by two 18V Lithium-Ion batteries, so users get 36V power, speed and run-time without leaving the 18V battery platform. Makita offers 18V X2 (36V) blowers (model XBU02Z, right), as well as a hedge trimmer, string trimmer (model XRU07Z, below), and two chain saws, with more solutions on the way.