New 18V LXT Brushless Cordless Blower Delivers up to 459 CFM and 116 MPH

Press Release Summary:

  • Features cruise control lever and speed lock to set a speed for continuous operation
  • Includes in-line fan design to provide balance and improved ergonomics
  • Provides instant start-up for fast clean-up applications

Original Press Release:

New Makita 18V LXT Brushless Cordless Blower Blows Away The Competition

The XBU03 is the lightest and most powerful cordless blower in its class

October 1, 2019, La Mirada, CA – Makita U.S.A., Inc., the innovation leader in cordless power tool technology and cordless outdoor power equipment, recently launched the 18V LXT® Brushless Cordless Blower (XBU03). This new battery-powered blower provides instant start-up for quick clean-up applications.

The XBU03 is the most powerful blower in its class. Power is measured using both air velocity and air volume to determine the blowing force, an industry standard measurement. The Makitabuilt BL™ Brushless Motor delivers up to 459 CFM and 116 MPH.

A user controls power and manages run time with the variable speed trigger. A new feature for any Makita blower is the cruise control lever and speed lock to set a speed for continuous operation. The variable speed trigger can still be used for more power, while the cruise control speed lock is engaged.

This cordless blower is also the lightest in its class, weighing 6.5 lbs with one 18V LXT battery. Less weight provides increased mobility and is immediately apparent in the user’s hand.

Other features include an in-line fan design to provide better balance and improved ergonomics. The pipe is extended closer to the ground for improved operator comfort. A rubberized soft grip also offers increased comfort. The housing bottom has a hole so that the blower can be easily hung in storage.

Extreme Protection Technology

Makita’s Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™). XPT is a series of integrated seals engineered to channel away dust and water for increased durability. Makita Products equipped with XPT are engineered for increased durability and longer tool life.

Benefits of Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment

Makita LXT Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment eliminates the hassles of gas with zero emissions, lower noise, and reduced maintenance. The XBU03 operates at a lower noise level, providing user comfort and preventing a disruption for neighbors or nearby businesses. With no need for gas or oil, the XBU03 requires reduced maintenance and has zero emissions.

LXT Cordless Advantage

The Makita LXT Cordless System, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries, provides users with the most advanced, durable and dependable 18V products. Four key components work together to create the LXT Advantage: fast-charging LXT batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, industry-leading brushless motors, and Star Protection Computer Controls™.

Makita 18V LXT batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls™. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, overdischarging and overheating.

For more information about Makita LXT Cordless Blowers, please visit

About Makita

Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, pneumatics and power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network throughout the U.S. Call 800/4-MAKITA or visit Find Makita on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter @makitatools

Media Contacts:
Wayne Hart
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

Jennifer Morse
(714) 522-8088 x 4401

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