Makita expands petrol grounds maintenance range

Makita has expanded its petrol engine range of grounds maintenance, landscaping and gardening equipment for horticulture and grounds maintenance operators.

The Makita PM7651H 75.6cc back-pack mist blower
The Makita PM7651H 75.6cc back-pack mist blower

Three new machines are joining the recently introduced 4-stroke EN4951SH pole hedge trimmer which the company said has proved popular with major contractors in the UK.

The three new machines are the 4-stroke PLM4817 mulching lawnmower which has a 48cm width of cut, the 2-stroke ER2600L clean emissions, bent-shaft linetrimmer and the PM7651H back-pack mist blower designed for efficient delivery of chemical fungicides for tree and brassica crops.

The new Makita PLM4817 push-type lawn mower is powered by a 140cc 4-stroke Briggs & Stratton 500E engine that meets all emissions regulations with low running costs and low noise output. This easy-start engine drives the offset blade layout for a 48cm width of cut.

A mulching kit is standard equipment for this side discharge mower with single lever height control for eight cutting depths between 25 -70mm.  With a steel deck for longevity, folding soft-grip handle for compact storage or transport, the new PLM4817 is ideal for lawns up to 1400m².

The latest Makita 2-stroke engine in the new ER2600L 25.7cc 1.2hp linetrimmer is equipped with a catalytic muffler to fully comply with EPA and EU Stage 2 emissions regulations. The bent-shaft configuration enhances the balance and control of this trimmer, which weighs just 4.3kg, and has a low vibration D-style forward control handle.  The new design of compact line-head protector provides a better view of the cutting area without loss of clippings control.

Primarily designed for use in orchard and vineyard operations or the coffee plantations of Brazil, the new Makita PM7651H 75.6cc back-pack mist blower has a 15 litre chemical tank capacity. With the high performance Makita Mini 4-stroke engine delivering up to 14.1 m³/m maximum air volume at a maximum velocity of 85 m/s the spray range will reach 13 metres vertically and 16 metres horizontally. The chemical/air mix is automatic. The mist blower weighs just 14.1kg and has  a fully supporting back-pack harness.

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