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18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit with (1) Battery 4.0Ah and Charger

  • Brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting
  • Accepts industry standard M8x1.25 LH spindles for convenience
  • 3-year limited warranty on the tool, battery and charger
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logging, felling, 36-Volt, 36V

Maximum Power and Run Time

Powered by LXT batteries, Makita Cordless Outdoor Equipment offers more power, speed, and run-time without the hassles of gas

18-Volt, 18V, Leaf, Leaves

Rule the Outdoors

With each cordless tool, you hold over 100 years of motor engineering and over 40 years of cordless innovation

Garden, Yard, Sweeper, Weed

One System

Use the same batteries and chargers with all 36V and 18V LXT tools

Weeds, Wacker, Cut, Cutter

No Gas, No Mixing

Experience new levels of convenience, efficiency, and productivity with Makita Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment

Shrubs, Pruning, Grass, Trees

Instant Starts

Makita's complete system of cordless outdoor products eliminate the hassles of gas with lower noise, reduced maintenance, and zero emissions

Trim, Trimming, Hedge, Hedges

Reduced Maintenance

Makita's Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment delivers unmatched performance and innovation in motor and battery technology that's leaving the competition behind

Electric, Rapid, Edger

Zero Emission

Forget the hassles of gas and 2-stroke oil, and pick up Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT power equipment

STAR, Protection, Computer, Controls, overload, overdischarge, overheat

Faster Charging

The Rapid Optimum Charger communicates with the battery’s built-in chip to optimize battery life

overloading, overdischarging, overheating

More Run Time

Battery delivers constant power and run time in extreme temperatures, even in winter

slide, terminal, premium

Longer Motor Life

Makita-built Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, so the motor runs cooler and more efficiently

max, power, speed, run, time

Efficient Power Management

Overload protection, Over-discharge protection and Overheat protection

durable, dependable, advanced

Star Protection

Star Protection is communication technology that protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating

authorized, service, center, repair, replace

3-Year Limited Warranty

On every Makita Lithium-Ion Tool, Battery and Charger from the date of original purchase.

Landscapers are demanding more cordless alternatives to gas-powered outdoor power equipment. Makita is meeting demand with an expanding line-up of cordless OPE, including the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless String Trimmer (model XRU11M1). With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance, the 18V cordless string trimmer is a welcome solution for landscapers. It features an efficient Makita BL brushless motor for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. The kit includes an efficient Rapid Optimum Charger and an 18V LXT 4.0Ah battery which reaches a full charge in only 40 minutes - the fastest charge-time in the category - for less downtime and increased productivity. The efficient brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting. The XRU11Z is equipped with Automatic Torque Drive Technology, which automatically shifts from 4,000-6,000 RPM depending on the density of the application. There are three speed options (4,000/5,000/6,000 RPM), allowing users to match the speed to the application. Additional features include a full 11-3/4 In. cutting swath, an easy-loading bump-and-feed trimmer head, and reverse rotation that allows users to quickly clear the head of entangled grass and weeds. The XRU11Z accepts industry standard M8x1.25 LH spindles. The XRU11M1 features Makita Extreme Protection Technology (XPT).
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  • Up to 30 minutes of run time with 4.0Ah battery under load on the high setting
  • BL brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting
  • Automatic torque drive technology automatically shifts from 4,000-6,000 RPM depending on density of application
  • 3-speed options (low: 4,000 RPM, medium: 5,000 RPM, high: 6,000 RPM) allows the operator to match speed to application
  • 13-3/4 in. cutting swath for user convenience
  • Accepts industry standard M8 x 1.25 LH spindles for more convenience
  • Easy-loading bump and feed trimmer head for increased user convenience
  • Reverse rotation system allows operator to quickly clear trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds
  • Weighs only 7.4 lbs. with battery for reduced operator fatigue
  • Efficient BL brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge
  • BL Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Compact size is ideal for trimming and precise edging
  • LED battery indicator monitors battery charge status
  • Overheat warning system turns on indicator light and is engineered to automatically stop motor
  • Extreme protection technology (XPT) is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions
  • Equipped with star protection computer controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
  • 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion 4.0Ah battery BL1840B features an integrated LED battery charge level indicator
  • 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion 4.0Ah battery BL1840B provides up to 35% more run time per charge compared to 3.0Ah battery BL1830
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Voltage (v)18v18v18v36v
FeaturesAntivibration,Rechargeable,Zero EmissionsAdjustable Cutting Depth,Brushless,Rechargeable,Straight Shaft,Zero EmissionsBrushless,Straight Shaft,Zero EmissionsBrushless,Rechargeable,Straight Shaft,Zero Emissions
Line Advance SystemAutomaticBumpBumpBump
Trimmer Line TypeStringStringStringString
Battery TypeLithium IonLithium IonLithium IonLithium Ion
Shaft TypeStraightStraightStraightStraight
Start TypeElectricSwitchElectricElectric
Power TypeCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
RefurbishedNoNoNoNo
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logging, felling, 36-Volt, 36V

Maximum Power and Run Time

Powered by LXT batteries, Makita Cordless Outdoor Equipment offers more power, speed, and run-time without the hassles of gas

18-Volt, 18V, Leaf, Leaves

Rule the Outdoors

With each cordless tool, you hold over 100 years of motor engineering and over 40 years of cordless innovation

Garden, Yard, Sweeper, Weed

One System

Use the same batteries and chargers with all 36V and 18V LXT tools

Weeds, Wacker, Cut, Cutter

No Gas, No Mixing

Experience new levels of convenience, efficiency, and productivity with Makita Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment

Shrubs, Pruning, Grass, Trees

Instant Starts

Makita's complete system of cordless outdoor products eliminate the hassles of gas with lower noise, reduced maintenance, and zero emissions

Trim, Trimming, Hedge, Hedges

Reduced Maintenance

Makita's Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment delivers unmatched performance and innovation in motor and battery technology that's leaving the competition behind

Electric, Rapid, Edger

Zero Emission

Forget the hassles of gas and 2-stroke oil, and pick up Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT power equipment

STAR, Protection, Computer, Controls, overload, overdischarge, overheat

Faster Charging

The Rapid Optimum Charger communicates with the battery’s built-in chip to optimize battery life

overloading, overdischarging, overheating

More Run Time

Battery delivers constant power and run time in extreme temperatures, even in winter

slide, terminal, premium

Longer Motor Life

Makita-built Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, so the motor runs cooler and more efficiently

max, power, speed, run, time

Efficient Power Management

Overload protection, Over-discharge protection and Overheat protection

durable, dependable, advanced

Star Protection

Star Protection is communication technology that protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating

authorized, service, center, repair, replace

3-Year Limited Warranty

On every Makita Lithium-Ion Tool, Battery and Charger from the date of original purchase.

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
8.7 in
Assembled Height (in.)
70.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
7.2 in
Line Style Size
.080
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.)
11.75
Recommended Line Diameter (in.)
.080
Shaft Length (in.)
70.5

Details

Assembly Required
No
Battery Amp Hours
4 Ah
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
(1) 4 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Charger Included
Charger Included
Features
Adjustable Cutting Depth,Brushless,Rechargeable,Straight Shaft,Zero Emissions
Head Type
Fixed
Included
Battery,Extra Battery,No-tool Line Replacement,Replacement Head
Line Advance System
Bump
Number of Total Batteries Included
1
Number of Trim Lines
2
Power Type
Cordless
Product Weight (lb.)
7.4 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Shaft Type
Straight
Start Type
Switch
Tools Included
String Trimmer
Trimmer Line Type
String
Trimmer Type
Hand Held
Voltage (v)
18v

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger

Questions & Answers

26Questions12Answers

what is the difference between the XRU11M1 and the XRU12SM1

Asked by zski May 5, 2020
2
Answers

Thank you for your question. The XRU12SM1 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit (4.0Ah) has a split shaft for convenient storage and transportation.

The XRU11M1 says head type is "fixed" and the XRU12SM1 says head is "wind with assembly"... what ...

Asked by rw January 3, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. The two trimmers you reference are equipped with the same Bump & Feed Trimmer Head, M8 X 1.25 Lh (198386-5). For additional questions, please call the Makita Call Center during business hours at (800)4-MAKITA, they’re based in Buford, GA and are ready to help.

How do we adjust the cutting depth... or what does this? Is it just a low vs. high adjustment or ...

Asked by rw January 3, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for your question, but we will require more specific information in order to provide an answer. Call the Makita Call Center during business hours at (800)4-MAKITA, they’re based in Buford, GA and are ready to help.

Assembled length says 70.5 and the Shaft says 70.5. What is the total length from end to end?

Asked by rw January 3, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. The XRU11M1 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit (4.0Ah) has a total assembled length of 70.5".

Page 1 says 18 volt but the Details say 36 volt... which is it?

Asked by rw January 3, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. The XRU11M1 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit (4.0Ah) is an 18V tool and operates using 1 Makita 18V LXT® battery. We will update the specifications section.

Is the trigger variable speed?

Asked by MyNickname December 11, 2019
2
Answers

Thank you for your question. The XRU11M1 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit (4.0Ah) is not variable speed. It has 3-speed options (Low: 4,000 RPM, Medium: 5,000 RPM, High: 6,000 RPM) and allows the operator to match speed to application. Please see page 8 of the included instruction manual for speed control directions.

I have a 8-year old Makita Drill Set ( Case & 2 18-volt XLT batteries ) With a Case . will my ba...

Asked by Jerry September 24, 2019
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. The XRU11M1 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit (4.0Ah) are compatible will all Makita LXT® and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.

Will this tool accept my Makita BL1830 18V 3.0Ah batteries

Asked by rgh August 29, 2019
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. Yes, the XRU11Z 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer, Tool Only is compatible with Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries with a Star symbol, including the BL1830 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 3.0Ah Battery.

what is the run time on this?

Asked by HomeDepotCustomer June 17, 2019
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. The run time of the XRU11M1 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit (4.0Ah) depends on many factors, including the material being cut, speed option, and battery being used. For the longest run time, please see the BL1860B 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 6.0Ah Battery.

Does a 2.0ah 18v fit this tool

Asked by Toby June 9, 2019
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. Yes, the XRU11M1 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit (4.0Ah) is compatible with all Makita 18V LXT® and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery including the BL1820B 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Compact 2.0Ah Battery.

18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit with (1) Battery 4.0Ah and Charger - page 2

Customer Reviews

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  • 85% recommend this product
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I purchased this string trimmer mainly for edging a small residential front and back lawn and for...
I purchased this string trimmer mainly for edging a small residential front and back lawn and for the ease of use of my existing Makita 18v Tool platform. It has nowhere near the power of any gas trimmer and isn't any better than my $20 craftsman plug-in string trimmer. It will not cut through crab grass at all and will only trim very thin blades of fresh grass. I understand this is no brush clearing trimmer but it can't even chop through 1/8th inch thick crab grass on the 6000rpm setting. The bump load head is a nightmare as the shaft of the trimmer is very wobbly and not stiff enough to depress the bump button no matter how hard you slam it on the ground. You are forced to manually pull the string out with your hands. Loading it with string requires you to disassemble the head and the instructions are worthless. The bump load head is also obnoxiously large and doesn't allow enough ground clearance to trim. You have to tilt the trimmer sideways and risk putting a large gash in your lawn. It isn't even powerful enough to chop off the excess string with the guard's blade even on the 6000rpm setting, it just flaps around and doesn't get cut off. I've read 3 different websites including Makita's website and still don't know what diameter string you can go up to. The instruction manual says you can go up to .09 which doesn't even exist. There is .080 and .095, nothing in between. Aside from that, the inside of the string spool has two arrows for left and right, it doesn't specifically tell you which way to wrap the string. Wrapping it is very awkward and there is no way to lock the string in place first. You need 2 people to hold everything in place so it doesn't unravel. The only good things I have to say about this trimmer is that there is absolutely no vibration and it's lightweight. However, I wouldn't recommend this for a homeowner with even a tiny suburban lawn. Stick with gas until technology improves. Will be returning this.
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worth every penny makes life easy
worth every penny makes life easy
by Robert
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I am happy with the product and customer service....
I am happy with the product and customer service.
by SUVATH
I hate this weed whacker
I despise this product. It's one of the worst tools I've ever bought. I had a simple weed whacker for years that did the job fine, but I wanted an "upgrade". The combination of the double string and the bump feeding doesn't work. The spool constantly spins off if the line isn't perfect apparently. The instructions are confusing and worthless. It doesn't even say clearly what direction to wind the line and exactly how to feed the two ends. I think they used similar instructions for multiple products and let the user figure out how to do it. I've never had to take apart a tool as much as this one in 6 months, and because of that and how many times the stupid spool has come off, I lost the protector plate somewhere in a large yard. Stay away from this product!!! You will never be more frustrated. Makita managed to take a simple product and make it the worst engineered tool I've ever used.
by Spider9000
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Part came in trashed box and missing a part...
Part came in trashed box and missing a part
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Excellent tool l love it. I have great confidence...
Excellent tool l love it. I have great confidence in makita tools
by Zac
Makita makes excellent tools !...
Makita makes excellent tools !
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