Turf-ing up the power

Turf-ing up the power: Makita UK has expanded its cordless outdoor power equipment range with the launch of three new lawnmowers. The DLM480, DLM481 and DLM539 all benefit from Makita’s LXT Twin 18V technology, that delivers an impressive 36V of power to make light work of grass maintenance.

DLM480 and DLM481 LXT Twin 18V (36V) 48cm Lawnmowers

These powerful machines deliver a maximum output of 860W, a no-load speed of up to 3,100rpm and a cutting width of 480mm. With a two-tooth blade design and adjustable cutting height, the DLM480 (push mower) and DLM481 (self-propelled mower) will both easily glide through grass and are recommended for lawns up to 800m/2. What’s more, their large wheel diameters of 180 / 230mm and PVC tyres mean they can sustain higher performance even when used over muddy or uneven ground.

Turf-ing up the power

Turf-ing up the power

To help minimise downtime, the DLM480 and DLM481 feature a mulching function to break down the clippings and optimise space in the collection bag. The inside of the deck also has a streamlined shape to improve grass collection efficiency further. What’s more, these machines also feature a grass level indicator, so operators know when the bag needs emptying.

DLM539 LXT Twin 18V (36V) 53cm Lawnmower

The DML539 (self-propelled mower for lawns up to 800m/2) delivers a maximum output of 860W, a no-load speed of up to 3,000rpm and a wider cutting width of 534mm to help get the lawn cut in better time. With a self-propelled function included, this model will reach its full speed of 5.0km/h in under two seconds.

The DML539 also includes a mulching function, streamlined deck shape and grass level indicator, as well as large wheels for stable operation.

Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita said: “It is a busy time for those in the landscaping and grounds maintenance sectors, and having a high-power, durable and efficient lawnmower in their armoury is key to ensuring on site productivity. The DLM480, DLM481 and DLM539 all benefit from Makita’s powerful LXT Twin 18V technology – and offer the added benefit of being IPX4 rated against water ingress, which is ideal for those working outside in unpredictable British weather.”

To find out more about Makita visit: www.makitauk.com

For the latest industry news visit turfmatters.co.uk/news

Get all of the big headlines, pictures, opinions and videos on stories that matter to you.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for fun, fresh and engaging content.

You can also find us on Facebook for more of your must-see news, features, videos and pictures from Turf Matters.