MAKITA HUB-DRIVE INNOVATION FOR 36V BRUSH CUTTER

  • Brushless motor housed in cutting head
  • Twin 18v Lithium-ion batteries for powerful 36v motor
  • Up to 90 minutes run time with nylon line-head

Makita’s reputation for innovative engineering and design becomes even more evident in the range of machines available for grounds maintenance, landscaping and gardening. The cordless range for this market sector is rapidly expanding and the advanced features of twin 18v batteries to provide powerful 36v motor performance, coupled with the advantages of the Brushless, with low-friction motors, low noise, low vibration and zero emissions, makes an attractive proposition.

The new Makita DUR365UZ 36v cordless brush cutter has the brushless motor in the cutting head which is a major advancement in performance, reduced weight and improved balance. Traditionally, the drive motor, electric or petrol, is located at the top end of the shaft close to the operator. In this new and innovative cordless model there is no drive shaft running down the tube to the cutting head, only the umbilical cord that carries the battery power and sophisticated electronic control messages to the compact, Brushless motor integrated with the cutting head. With a cutting diameter of 350mm and a running speed of up to 6,500rpm the new 3-speed Makita DUR365 brush cutter  will give a run-time of 90 minutes in low-speed mode when powered by two fully charged18v 5.0Ah Lithium-ion batteries.  In high-speed operation a 31 minute run-time can be achieved and 52 minutes in middle speed.

A host of features makes the new DUR365 an attractive, safe and highly productive brush cutter. The powerful 36v motor is protected by an electronic current limiter for overload and includes the Makita soft-start system.  This controls the torque delivery as the drive head accelerates to operating speed protecting the operator from initial start-snatch. The 3-speed selection is made by a switch on the “cow-horn” soft-grip control handles as is the variable speed trigger. Selection of reverse gear enables clearance of the head in very long grass.

For the operator this lightweight 5.2kg machine has a comfortable waist cushion and shoulder strap and a small protector for a better view of the cutting area. The Makita DUR365 is delivered as a body-only unit with 350mm diameter nylon cutting head. The DUR365UZ comes with nylon cutting head, safety goggles, hex wrench, blade cover, shoulder strap and accessory bag.

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