31st Aug 2018
- Prioritising operator safety
- Chain speed and performance equal to a petrol machine
- Lightweight and compact
- Brushless motor for longer run time and increased power
Makita chainsaws have gained a high reputation amongst forestry professionals with models that are renowned for power, performance, rugged reliability and value. The new Makita DUC254Z 18V Brushless Top Handle Chainsaw LXT is no exception. With a single 18V Lithium-Ion battery it generates a 570 watt output providing ample power to run the 3/8th inch chain over the 25cm bar at up to 24 metres per second matching the performance of a petrol machine. The Brushless motor ensures longer runtime, substantially greater power and lower maintenance.
Setting an industry benchmark this new model features the main power switch with Auto-Off function making it one of the safest chainsaws on the market. It automatically turns the machine off if the operator does not grip the lock-off lever within 10 seconds of turning the machine on. Equally, the Auto-Off function kicks in if the operator does not trigger the switch within one minute, even if the lock-off lever is gripped. And again, if the operator does not grip the lock-off lever within 10 seconds after releasing the lock-off lever the Auto-Off function takes control. Classified as a top-handle model this chainsaw should only be used by trained and certificated professionals.
Light and compact, weighing just 2.8kg, this cordless machine is designed for operators when climbing and for single handed use, and is ideal for tree pruning. Neatly packaged with a sturdy hand-grip the DUC254Z features a variable speed control trigger, electric chain brake and kickback brake. This model also provides a soft start function which accelerates the motor into action reducing the sudden torque load on start up. Sold as body only, this LXT chainsaw has an oil capacity display, hanging hook and captive nuts.
Makita’s cordless chainsaws offer low noise in operation, low vibrations for operator protection and comfort, zero emissions to protect the environment and unbeatable charge times. The Makita range of cordless and 2-stroke chainsaws is comprehensive to cover the needs of professional users and industry applications with selected models being the product of choice of the British Army and are used by specialist disaster relief charity DART International UK.
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