MAKITA LAUNCHES MORE 36V CORDLESS PROFESSIONAL CHAINSAWS IN RESPONSE TO INDUSTRY DEMAND

  • Twin18Vbatteriesequals36Voptimum power output
  • 35cmand40cmbarlengths
  • Captivenutsandchainadjustmentsystem mirrors engine chainsaw systems

Makita chainsaws are renowned amongst forestry professionals
for power, performance, reliabilityand great value. The new MakitaDUC355Z and DUC405Z twin 18V Brushless LXT Chainsaws supply energy to the powerful 36V DC motor drive system inherent in thesemodels. Combining the power andmarket-leading features that the industry has asked for, these new chainsaws are expected to be well received.

Compact and lightweight, these rear-handled chainsaws, with bar lengths of 35cm and 40cm respectively, can utilise twin Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteriesthat generate a 1100 watt output to run the 3/8th inch chain over the35cm and 40cm bars at up to 20metres per second. This exceedsthe performance of Makita’s mainspowered machines. The Brushlessmotor ensures longer runtime, substantially greater power and overall lower maintenance.

Recognised as an industry benchmark these new models feature the main power switch
with the Auto power-off functionmaking them ultra-safe in use.
This function automatically turnsthe machine off, to protect theoperator from unintentional startup should the switch trigger not bepulled for a period of a few seconds after the main power switch hasbeen turned off.

Weighing 4.8kg, without batteries, these cordless machines feature a variable speed control trigger, electric chain brake, kick-back chain brake and batteryprotection circuit. Sold as body onlymachines these LXT chainsaws have a constant speed control; adjustable automatic chain lubrication and oil capacity display, as well as a comfortable ergonomic grip and metal spike bar thatenables a firm grip to the timber.

Both models feature captive nutsdesigned to satisfy industry demand.This facility prevents loss of nuts when removing the sprocket cover to replace the guide bar, or saw chain, which greatly improves operator convenience and ease of use.

These powerful chainsawsprovide the additional benefits oflow noise in operation, low vibration of 5.3 m/s2 for operator protection and comfort when cutting into wood, unbeatable charge times and zero emissions for improved environmental and sustainability qualities.

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