MAKITA RESPOND TO BATTERY DEMAND
With more 36V chainsaws
Makita say they have responded to the market demand with the launch of the DUC355Z and DUC405Z twin 18V brushless LXT chainsaws.
These rear-handled chainsaws, with bar lengths of 35cm and 40cm respectively, can utilise twin Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries that generate a 1100 watt output to run the 3/8th inch chain over the 35cm and 40cm bars at up to 20 metres per second. This exceeds the performance of Makita’s mains powered machines.
These new models feature the main power switch with the Auto power-off function making them safe in use. This function automatically turns the machine off, to protect the operator from unintentional start up should the switch trigger not be pulled for a period of a few seconds after the main power switch has been turned off.
Weighing 4.8kg, without batteries, these cordless machines feature a variable speed control trigger, electric chain brake, kick-back chain brake and battery protection circuit. Sold as body only machines these LXT chainsaws have a constant speed control; adjustable automatic chain lubrication and oil capacity display.
Both models feature captive nuts designed, Makita say, to satisfy industry demand. This facility prevents loss of nuts when removing the sprocket cover to replace the guide bar, or saw chain.