Model#: MKTNXRU04Z

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Makita XRU04Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Line Trimmer (Bare Tool)

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Landscapers are demanding more cordless alternatives to corded and gas-powered outdoor power equipment, and Makita delivered with the 18V LXT    lithium-ion brushless string trimmer (model XRU04Z, tool only). With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance, as well as category-leading battery charge time and unmatched breadth-of-line, this 18V cordless trimmer is a welcome solution for landscapers. Makita    s efficient BL     brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. With no carbon brushes, the Makita BL     brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life. The XRU04Z features Makita Extreme Protection Technology (XPT    ). XPT     is a protective seal inside the tool, and is engineered for improved operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components. It    s part of Makita    s expanding 18V lithium-ion series, the world    s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V lithium-ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V lithium-ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
  • BL     brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting.
  • Efficient BL     brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge
  • The BL     brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL     motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Adjustable speed dial (0-3,500 to 0-6,000 RPM) allows the operator to match speed to application
  • Weighs only 8.6 lbs. with battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue
  • Compact size is ideal for trimming and precise edging
  • Zero emissions and reduced maintenance; no need for gas or oil
  • Easy-loading bump and feed trimmer head for increased user convenience
  • Reverse rotation system allows operator to quickly clear trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds
  • Overheat warning system turns on indicator light and is engineered to automatically stop motor
  • Trimmer Head (123235-7)
  • Shoulder Strap (125516-5)
  • Goggles (195246-2)
  • Hex Wrench (783202-0)
  • Hex Wrench (783217-7)
  • Accessory Bag (831304-7)
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warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm --


Series: LXT
Cordless: Yes
Length: 72.5 in.
Weight: 8.6 lbs.
Batteries Included: 0
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Cutting Width: 11-3/4 in.
Drive Shaft Style: Straight
Drive Shaft Type: Telescoping
Handle Type: Wrap-Around
Line Feed System: Semi-Automatic
No-Load Speed (RPM): 0 - 6,000
Speed Settings: 2
Voltage: 18V



4.8 / 5.0
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It lacks weeds well
The Makita weed wacker wacks weeds well and run for quite a while on a 5.0 AH battery. Little vibration and variable speed set this apart from lesser trimming tools.
October 12, 2018
9 months ago
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Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Very easy to use and very good to own it.
Yes I happy with that
August 25, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I would buy this trimmer again
Works great and it is very easy on the arms. One battery lasts at least 35 minutes under constant use.
July 18, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Seems like a nice product
It seems like it will do all that I want it to. The user manual is useless. Putting it together was a chore. It would be nice to know that it has an on/off button.
January 15, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Excellent Trimmer with plenty of power and good battery life
This replaced our Troy-Bilt single line electric trimmer. After trying and returning several other electric trimmers we bought through one of the large homestores we were very disapointed with the performance and battery life and overall cheapness of the units.Then we tried the Makita. This one will not be going back to the store. It does everything we expected it to and is a great performer. Both my wife and I use it, we like it a lot and are very satisfied with this unit.
October 13, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
So far so good
Bought this for two reasons: 1. My wife does not want to deal with the starting/refueling of a gas unit. 2. We have other Makita tools that use the same batteries & charger. She has only used it a couple of times, but is very happy with it. It has more power than I expected; maybe as much as my small Shindaiwa gas trimmer. It is not any lighter than the the Shindaiwa. We like the variable speed feature. Larger jobs will require multiple charges or extra batteries.
May 29, 2015

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What size line is this?
Toolman on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Makita 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Line Trimmer (Bare Tool) uses (0.
08" - 0.12") line.
dual line feed or single line feed on this unit
SIr on Jun 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Makita's brushless line trimmer is equipped with a dual line feed
Will this one accept attachments?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2018


Warranty Information

Makita LXT Lithium-ion Tool Warranty

Every Makita® Lithium‐Ion Power Tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita Lithium‐Ion tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide, at Makita's option, a replacement or refund. Each Makita Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during the three‐year period for the Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, return the COMPLETE Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at our option, replace) without charge. This warranty does not apply to Makita Accessories, like flashlights.

This Warranty does not apply where:

  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool

  • In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the three-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you many also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.