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21 in. 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower Kit with 4 Batteries (5.0 Ah)

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  • Up to 60 minutes run time with four 18V LXT® 5.0 Ah batteries
  • 21" self-propelled battery lawn mower is ideal for 2/3 acre
  • Includes cordless electric lawn mower, 4 batteries, and charger
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About This Product

Makita is expanding the line of cordless outdoor power equipment to include the 18-Volt X2 (36-Volt) LXT Brushless Cordless 21 in. Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (XML08PT1). With zero emissions, lower noise and reduced maintenance, the 18-Volt X2 (36-Volt) LXT Cordless Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is a welcome solution for efficient grass cutting. It's powered by two 18-Volt LXT batteries. The 4-bay battery system holds 4 batteries for twice the run time, but without leaving the 18-Volt battery platform. The Makita-built motor delivers up to 2,800 RPM. The Quiet Mode setting reduces noise by providing constant speed control at 2,300 RPM. It mows up to 1/2 an acre using 4 5.0 Ah 18-Volt LXT Batteries. The mower offers ease-of-use features including quick height adjustments, mulching capability, and a commercial-grade steel deck. It features a 3-in-1 design for mulching, bagging, or side discharge. The XML08PT1 includes the lawn mower, 4 fast-charging 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion 5.0 Ah batteries and an efficient 18-Volt Dual Port Rapid Optimum Charger. The lawn mower features Makita Extreme Protection Technology (XPT). XPT is a protective seal inside the tool and is engineered for improved operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components. It's part of Makita's expanding 18-Volt LXT System, the world's largest cordless tool system powered by 18-Volt lithium-ion slide-style batteries.

Highlights

  • No gas, emissions, oil mixing or pull starts
  • Self propelled with variable speed (1.5 MPH - 3 MPH)
  • 4 bay battery system for 2 times more run time
  • Powered by two 18-Volt LXT batteries with the option to insert two additional batteries for extended run time
  • Cuts up to 2/3 acre in 60 minutes or less with (4) 18-Volt LXT 5.0 Ah batteries
  • Commercial grade steel deck
  • 3-in-1 design allows for mulching, bagging or side discharge
  • BL Brushless motor delivers up to 2,800 RPM for faster cutting
  • Quiet mode reduces noise by providing constant speed control at 2,300 RPM
  • Single lever cutting height adjustment for quick adjustment of 10 cutting heights (1-1/4 in. to 4 in.)
  • Grass catcher bag holds up to 2 bushels of grass
  • Rubberized soft grip handle bar for added comfort
  • IPX4 weather-resistant construction for durability and long life
  • Features Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) which is engineered to provide increased dust and water resistance in harsh job site conditions
  • Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
  • 3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger
  • Only use genuine Makita batteries and chargers






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Product Information

Internet # 312938313

Model # XML08PT1

Specifications

Dimensions: H 43 in, W 23.25 in, D 67.5 in

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)

67.5 in

Assembled Height (in.)

43 in

Assembled Width (in.)

23.25 in

Blade Length (in.)

21 in

Cutting Width (in.)

21 inches

Front Wheel Size (in.)

9 in

Mower Deck Width (in.)

23.25 in

Rear Wheel Height (in.)

Low Wheel

Rear Wheel Size (in.)

9 in

Details

Assembly Required

No

Battery Amp Hours

5 Ah

Battery Run Time (min.)

0.0

Battery Type

Lithium Ion

Battery Voltage (V)

36V

Battery/Charger

(4) 5 Ah Batteries & Charger Included

Charge Time (hours)

45

Charger Included

Charger Included

Cutting Height Options

10-position

Cutting Options

Bag, Mulch, Side-Discharge

Deck Material

14 Gauge Steel

Deck Type

Stamped

Drive Type

Rear-wheel Drive

Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)

0.0

Features

Adjustable Cutting Height, Adjustable Handlebar, Adjustable Speed, Bagger, Brushless Motor, Keyed start, Mulching Lawn Mower, Rust Resistant, Single-lever height adjustment

Included

Bag Kit, Battery(s), Charger

Lawn Mower Type

Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Maximum Cutting Height (in.)

4 in

Minimum Cutting Height (in.)

1.25 in

Mower Size Type

Standard

Number of Batteries Required

2

Number of Blades

1

Number of Handlebar Positions

2

Number of Total Batteries Included

4

Power Type

Battery

Product Weight (lb.)

88.4 lb

Recommended Terrain

Flat, Sloped, Uneven

Refurbished

No

Returnable

90-Day

Size of Yard

1/4 - 1/2 Acre

Start Type

Push Button Start

Tools Included

Mower

Walk Behind Mower Type

Self Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger

Questions & Answers

36Questions
caret
Q:Bought this mower and it lags and speeds up again, as I mow the yard; it is pretty annoying. Is this a defect or is there a reason for it ?
by|Jul 19, 2023
4 Answers
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A:  I reviewed this mower on August 16, 2022. If I remember correctly, there is a quiet mode that allows the mower to run at a lower setting, and will automatically rev up when it detects a heavier load. Great machine! But do read my review to find out why I ended up returning this mower.

by|Apr 12, 2024
    1 found this answer helpful

    A:  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 Flowery Branch, GA, and are ready to help.

    by|Jul 20, 2023

      A:  This is how Makita designed it to reserve its batteries.  It will spin at the higher rpm as demand increases (thicker or longer grass).  The rpm decreases once that load is removed.  There is no way to override this and keep it at the higher rpm.

      by|Jan 31, 2024
        1 found this answer helpful

        A:  My mower's blade speed is slow when the cutting load is low, and it speeds up in heavier grass. It's probably a battery saving strategy, but I dislike it because it often tears out grass and leaves uncut tufts of grass during speed transitions. I'd prefer to be able to control blade rpm myself, rather than an internal sensor responding to load torque. The mower is underpowered for heavy cutting.

        by|Jul 22, 2023
          caret
          Q:Are the Mikita mowers totally put together in the box?
          by|Jun 20, 2023
          6 Answers
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          A:  It's been a year since I purchased the mower. If memory serves, only the handle assembly had to be easily installed. Getting the mower up and running was easy.

          by|Jan 31, 2024
            1 found this answer helpful

            A:  Yes except the handle 😜

            by|Jan 31, 2024
              1 found this answer helpful

              A:  no you just have to put the handle on the machine

              by|Jan 31, 2024
                1 found this answer helpful

                A:  No, there is minor assembly of the handle.

                by|Jan 31, 2024
                  1 found this answer helpful

                  A:  Yes, for the most part.  The handle will need to be bolted on with 2 bolts (from what I remember).

                  by|Jan 31, 2024
                    1 found this answer helpful

                    A:  Thank you for your question on the XML08PT1 lawn mower. Some assembly is needed, for more information please refer to the following link www.makitatools.com/products/details/XML08PT1 to download the owner's manual.

                    by|Jun 20, 2023
                      caret
                      Q:Can the blade speed be set to run a maximum speed all the time?
                      by|May 23, 2023
                      2 Answers
                      Answer This Question

                      A:  No the speed only picks up when it gets in heavy grass or as needed

                      by|Jan 31, 2024
                        2 found this answer helpful

                        A:  Thank you for your question on the XML08PT1. No, the mower is designed to run in its lower RPM operation until the controller senses a higher or thicker grass when the motor will rev up to the Higher RPM.

                        by|Jan 31, 2024
                          1 found this answer helpful
                          caret
                          Q:What is the handle length?
                          by|Apr 29, 2023
                          3 Answers
                          Answer This Question

                          A:  45"

                          by|Jan 31, 2024
                            2 found this answer helpful

                            A:  From point of attachment at the mower, handle length is 40". Handle can be folded approximately in half for storage to yield a total handle length of 27"

                            by|Jan 31, 2024
                              2 found this answer helpful

                              A:  Thank you for your question on the XML08PT1 lawn mower. There is no published specifications at this time for the length of the handle.

                              by|May 1, 2023
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                                Customer Reviews

                                4.2 out of 5

                                • 4.2 out of 311 reviews
                                • 62% recommend this product
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                                Great mower!
                                Effortless cutting. The batteries last forever. Great mower!
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                                • Recommended
                                1 found this review helpful
                                LUV THIS MOWER!!!
                                It’s a hefty price, but, far exceeded my expectations and I am very happy with his mower. Super satisfied with Makita products!
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                                  • Recommended
                                  3 found this review helpful
                                  Absolutely Mind Blowing
                                  This thing is in an entire league of its own. I had my doubts but after buzzing through knee high wet grass like it wasnt even there im here to tell you that youll regret not buying it sooner. Four 5AH batteries and a double quick charger is worth morth than $300 on their own. Take the deal.
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                                    1 found this review helpful
                                    This is my first lawn mower. It's convenient to have a cordless machine. We used the charger (so...
                                    This is my first lawn mower. It's convenient to have a cordless machine. We used the charger (sold separately) to charge the batteries. The mower came with 4 batteries, but it only requires two at a time to run the unit (if you put in all 4, it just doubles the battery life). It took around half an hour or 45 minutes to charge the pair of batteries. While mowing, a pair of batteries lasted for about 75 minutes of on/off use, which was plenty of time, so we're happy with that. The mower works well overall and has lots of features. For example, you can swap out the grass basket and mulcher plug, and it has different speed settings for the battery push assist. It's easy to adjust the mowing height. The biggest inconvenience of this unit is that the screws that hold the power/mower on switch to the rest of the mower keep falling off. I don't know if that's a peculiarity of our unit, or if that's common to this product. So, we're going to get longer screws or a couple bolts or something to securely fasten it in place. Otherwise, everything seems high quality.
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                                    • Recommended
                                    9 found this review helpful
                                    This is a heavy duty battery powered mower, quiet and powerful. The mower itself is built for dur...
                                    This is a heavy duty battery powered mower, quiet and powerful. The mower itself is built for durability. It is self-propelled which offsets the actual weight of the mower and significantly reduces the pushing effort. The self propelled speed is variable. The self propelled control is separate from the mower blade control so you can move the mower without engaging the blade. Assembly is easy. Switching from the mulching mode to bagging mode and vise-versa is quick and simple. It cuts grass as effective as a gas powered mower, but without all the noise, smell, and mess of a gasoline engine. I did test the cutting efficiency and power on tall damp grass using the mulching mode. The heavy grass would periodically clump and pause the blade until the mower was moved off the clump, similar to a gas powered mower. There was really no difference on dry routine lawn cutting. The handle is “fixed” and cannot be “folded” down onto the body of the mower for storage. That would be a nice feature for smaller storage spaces, but not enough of a negative to affect my rating. The mower deck is made from commercial grade steel and the mower itself weighs about 94 lbs. There is a “pick up” or “carry” handle built into the mower to assist with a manual lifting, if necessary. The battery compartment will hold four batteries, but only two batteries are used at one time. Two batteries will easily handle an average ¼ acre residential lawn, but if the area is “hilly” more battery power will be used to power the self propel feature. The second set of batteries is optional but useful if cutting a ½ acre residential lot or a hilly area. If using a four battery arrangement and the first set is depleted, simply turn a switch to engage the second set. If you only have two batteries, stop and recharge, which will take about 30 – 45 minutes. I did not notice much difference between the regular running mode and the quiet mode. Both are much more quiet than a gas engine. This battery powered mower is more expensive than most gasoline powered mowers but changing from gas to electric power is also associated with other motivations than just the price of the mower. With that framework, this mower does the job, is environmentally more friendly, clean and quiet and eliminates the gas can.
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                                    • Recommended
                                    12 found this review helpful
                                    How many ways can I say awesome! I have to admit to being hard core skeptical about electric mowe...
                                    How many ways can I say awesome! I have to admit to being hard core skeptical about electric mowers. Thinking they are just for small level yards. Nope, I was very wrong. This thing takes on hills, and thick tall grass. Not just that but stacked up against and all wheel drive mulching mower, it beats it hands down. In just mulching form, without side discharge or rear bagger, it took on thick grass that would stall a gas mower. It's extremely safe to leave sit, provided you follow directions and remove the batteries and key. It has the same safety features of a gas mower. Yes, it's heavy too. It does auto adjust the cutting speed for thicker grass. And the big difference from a gas mower is the walking speed it adjustable. From an old man shuffle right up to a full run just about. While it's not wisper quiet, it's still a lot less than gas mower. You do have to watch it on hills as it rolls real easy and unless the drive is engaged, it will roll backwards on a hill. As with any mower, cautions must be observered. And while it may not handle limbs or walnuts, not recommended for any mower. It does handle thick tall grass and goes up hill. That surprised me bit time, and with the double batteries you can easily flip a switch and keep going even with a larger yard. Very nice and very surprised. For those who hesitate, perfect Christmas or birthday present. Not only better, but better for the environment too. Really well made for years of use. While there is much more I can say, like how easy it is to adjust the height. I'll let the pictures and video speak for me.
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                                    • Recommended
                                    8 found this review helpful
                                    Design flaw
                                    As stated by other reviewers, the height adjustment will drive you crazy, prolong your mowing, and cut deep holes in your lawn. The mower shuts down when this happens and you have to wait for about 15 seconds for it to start running again. I contacted Makita and haven't heard from them. Good thing I kept the box.
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                                      14 found this review helpful
                                      Would be great, but...
                                      Knowing that Makita has a reputation for quality, I purchased this mower hoping to finally make the jump into electric outdoor power equipment. While there was a lot to like about this mower, any positives were overshadowed by poor QA. As you can see in the images, the height adjustment has very little to no tension and thus does not stay in place. I didn't notice this at first and instead, selected my height and started mowing. ever slight bump i hit, the deck would drop all the way down and scalp my lawn. After a couple times of this I pulled it aside to make sure there wasn't something I was doing wrong. From what I could tell, it seemed that the rear shaft holder on the right rear was not flush and therefore added distance between the wheel and the deck, which caused there to be no tension so that the height adjuster wouldn't stay in place. As I waited roughly 3 weeks for this mower to come in and of course badly needed to mow my lawn, I strapped the height adjustment handle to the mower to hold it in place. These are the pros and cons I found: Pros: - Self Propelled function is very powerful. The actual rubber tires coupled with the self propelled drive on this mower function beautifully. This is a heavy mower and I have a hilly yard, yet the mower would drag you uphill with ease. - Powerful Motor! Gone are the days of the gas mower bogging down and dying in heavy grass. My lawn was partially wet, and very thick. This mower only increases RPMs when it senses a heavier load. - Sturdy. after bolting the handle in place (very little assembly) this mower feels like it would last a lifetime. It is very solid with no wiggle in the handle whatsoever. Cons: - Does not fold for storage. The handle bolts in place on the lower and upper portions. If you wanted to take advantage of the vertical storage capabilities of electric mowers, then you'd have to remove and replace 4 bolts each time. - Height Adjustment not usable. As previously mentioned above, this was definitely the biggest issue with the mower and seemed to be one of quality assurance. Worth mentioning: - Battery Life seemed less than advertised; however, it was probably due to thick, wet grass, and having to constantly stop and try to figure out the height adjustment issue. Either way, for 0.4 acres it used one battery bank (2 18v's) fully and about 1/3 of the other using the mulch setting. - Motor runs fairly quiet at low RPMs until it senses a heavy load and ramps up speed. Seems to do a good job Overall I'm giving it 3 stars as Makita has the makings of a work horse; however, their customer service instructed me to return the unit saying that they believe the deck was bent, and therefore not fixable. I do not believe that was the case, and I really wanted to keep the mower and was hoping to make the fix myself with some instructions. Also, after calling in, it seems that this is a frequent issue with the XML08 mower, and would therefore not recommend.
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                                        38 found this review helpful
                                        A beast that is worth every single penny. Have to use the 5 AmpH batteries. Old school steel deck that will last forever. Be prepared, it weighs 90 pounds without the battery. Mows beautifully. Manual knob to switch between battery pair banks. With the speed of a rapid charger, you can mow all day. The blade is super weird, thin, and hard to find.
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