New LXT Brushless Cordless String Trimmer from Makita Comes with Three Speed Options

Press Release Summary:

  • Offers up to 1.5 hours of run time with two 18V lithium-Ion 5.0Ah batteries
  • Features torque drive technology mode that automatically shifts from 3,500-6,500 RPM for extended run time or added power
  • Equipped with 15 in. cutting swath and bump and feed trimmer head loaded with .080” twisted quiet line

Original Press Release:

Makita Announces New LXT Cordless String Trimmer

The XRU15 offers up to 1.5 hours of run time and a larger cutting swath

September 3, 2019, La Mirada, CA – Makita U.S.A., Inc., the innovation leader in cordless power tool technology and cordless outdoor power equipment, is pleased to introduce the new 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Brushless Cordless String Trimmer (XRU15). This new cordless string trimmer replaces the previous generation model XRU09 and expands Makita’s cordless outdoor power equipment offering.

The XRU15 can deliver up to 1.5 hours of run time with two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah Batteries. Its exclusive Makita-built outer rotor brushless motor direct-drive system provides high power and increased torque. Makita’s new string trimmer gives users cordless convenience, without compromising on power or performance.

Upgrades and Features

The cutting swath increase is one of the key upgrades. The XRU15 has a 15” cutting swath, compared to the 13.75” cutting swath of the XRU09. The bump and feed trimmer head is loaded with .080” twisted quiet line. A narrower debris shield provides improved line visibility. The steel drive shaft is made of durable materials for longer life and is designed to reduce vibration. The upgraded loop handle quickly adjusts for user comfort.

All the controls are at the user’s fingertips. The XRU15 has three speed options for power management and a reverse rotation function to quickly clear the trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds.


The new Makita LXT Cordless String Trimmer is packed with technology. The Torque Drive Technology Mode automatically shifts from 3,500-6,500 RPM for extended run time or added power. This smart technology allows the tool to do the thinking by automatically shifting RPMs to extend run time or add power as needed.

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 String Trimmers eliminate the hassles of gas with zero emissions, lower noise, and reduced maintenance. The XRU15 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 XRU15 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.

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Model                                             XRU15PT1                                                                                           XRU15PT

Description                     18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless                                      18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless 

                                               Cordless String Trimmer Kit (5.0Ah)                                             Cordless String Trimmer Kit (5.0Ah)

Cutting Capacity                       15”                                                                                                            15”

No Load Speed                         3,500 / 5,300 / 6,500 RPM                                                            3,500 / 5,300 / 6,500 RPM

Arbor Shaft                                M10 x 1.25 LH                                                                                M10 x 1.25 LH

Overall Length                                 69-1/4”                                                                                      69-1/4”

Battery                                        2X 18V Lithium-Ion                                                                     2X 18V Lithium-Ion 

Net Weight (with Battery)                   10.4 lbs.                                                                                   10.4 lbs.

Includes                    Tool, (4) 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah Battery,                        Tool, (2) 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah Battery

                               Dual Port Charger, Bump & Feed Trimmer Head                         Dual Port Charger, Bump & Feed Trimmer Head 

Model                                             XRU15Z

Description                     118V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless

                                             Cordless String Trimmer, Tool Only

Cutting Capacity                       15”  

No Load Speed                         3,500 / 5,300 / 6,500 RPM  

Arbor Shaft                               M10 x 1.25 LH 

Overall Length                                 69-1/4”

Battery                                        2X 18V Lithium-Ion

Net Weight (with Battery)         10.4 lbs. (battery sold separately) 

Includes                                 Tool, Bump & Feed Trimmer Head

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


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