Makita XGT 40V String Trimmer, Narrow Guard

The 40V max XGT® Brushless String Trimmer, with a narrow string trimmer guard for improved cutting visibility, is engineered to provide the power equivalent to a 30cc string trimmer, but with lower noise, less maintenance, zero emissions, and no pull starts. It also has lower weight than a comparable gas-powered model. It has a 17” cutting swath and a rapid load bump and feed trimmer head for efficient trimming.

XGT® is a system of equipment, tools, batteries, and chargers utilizing 40v max lithium-ion batteries. XGT® is engineered to deliver high power to take on high-demand applications, allowing users to completely transition to a cordless job site. XGT is equipped with advanced brushless motor engineering, intelligent digital communication, and superior durability features to outpower, outsmart and outlast the rest.

There are 2 feature models of the GRU04 String Trimmer. The choice is with or without one battery and rapid charger. Options for the Makita GRU04 are:

  1. GRU04Z: Tool only
  2. GRU04M1: Tool, (1) 40V max XGT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery and rapid charger
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GRU04Z: Tool only, GRU04M1: Tool, (1) 40V max XGT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery and rapid charger

The 40V max XGT® Brushless String Trimmer, with a narrow string trimmer guard for improved cutting visibility, is engineered to provide the power equivalent to a 30cc string trimmer, but with lower noise, less maintenance, zero emissions, and no pull starts. It also has lower weight than a comparable gas-powered model. It has a 17” cutting swath and a rapid load bump and feed trimmer head for efficient trimming.

The String Trimmer has a variable speed trigger and three speed settings (4,600 / 5,500 / 7,000 RPM) for power and run time management. In addition, users can set the Automatic Torque Drive Technology mode, which automatically shifts from 4,600 RPM to7,000 RPM for extended run time or added power. It also features a reverse function that quickly clears the trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds. The rapid load bump and feed trimmer head loads line in seconds with 3 easy steps: align, feed, and twist.

The steel drive shaft is engineered for reduced vibration. For added durability, it features IPX4 weather-resistant construction, and Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) engineered for improved dust and water resistance.

XGT® is a system of equipment, tools, batteries, and chargers utilizing 40v max lithium-ion batteries. XGT® is engineered to deliver high power to take on high-demand applications, allowing users to completely transition to a cordless job site. XGT is equipped with advanced brushless motor engineering, intelligent digital communication, and superior durability features to outpower, outsmart and outlast the rest.

POWER : Makita-built brushless motor delivers the power of a 30cc gas string trimmer
DESIGN : Narrow string trimmer guard for improved cutting visibility
DURABILITY : Steel drive shaft for less vibration and longer equipment life
EFFICIENCY : Rapid load bump & feed trimmer head line loads in seconds with 3 easy steps: align, feed and twist

GRU04Z INCLUDES : Tool only, with shoulder strap
GRU04M1 INCLUDES : (1) 40V max XGT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery, charger, shoulder strap

  • OUTPOWER: Makita-built brushless motor provides power equivalent to a 30cc gas string trimmer
  • OUTSMART: Automatic Torque Drive Technology mode automatically shifts from 4,000-6,000 RPM for extended run time or added power
  • OUTLAST: The digital communication within XGT® optimizes performance to provide up to 2X longer sustained power under heavy-load applications
  • No gas, emissions, oil mixing or pull starts
  • High performance with low noise levels
  • Reduced maintenance lowers operating costs and minimizes down time
  • 17" cutting swath for increased productivity
  • Narrow string trimmer guard for improved cutting visibility
  • Adjustable loop handle for operator comfort
  • Steel drive shaft for less vibration and longer equipment life
  • Variable speed trigger switch for controlled cutting speed
  • 3-speed options (Low: 4,000 RPM, Medium: 4,600 High: 6,000 RPM) for power and run time management
  • Reverse rotation function allows operator to quickly clear trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds
  • Rapid load bump & feed trimmer head line loads in seconds with 3 easy steps: align, feed and twist
  • IPX4 weather-resistant construction for durability and long life
  • The digital communication within XGT® actively monitors and protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating
  • XGT® Tools and Batteries are designed with a multi-layer contact interface for more constant power delivery to take on high-current demands
  • XGT® Batteries feature rigid rails with impact-resistant construction to secure the battery to the tool during high-demand applications
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger with dual-fan design circulates air through the battery to cool the battery and circuit board quickly for faster charging
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s digital display indicates battery charge level (-80%, +80%, 100%)
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s built-in chip thoroughly communicates during the charging process to control current, voltage, and temperature for more efficient charging
  • Compatible with Makita® 40V max XGT® Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Only use genuine Makita® Batteries and Chargers
  • 3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger

A NEW SYSTEM OF EQUIPMENT & TOOLS
XGT® is a new 40V | 80V max system of cordless equipment and tools. XGT® outpowers, outsmarts, and outlasts the rest. Through Makita’s innovative engineering, the technology within XGT® will lead to creating the equipment and tools of the future.

GET A COMPLETELY CORDLESS JOBSITE
The LXT® System handles most applications, but for high-demand applications that use corded, gas or air, the XGT System delivers higher-powered solutions. With 40V max and 80V max XGT® Products, pros can fully experience a battery-powered job site.

RARE EARTH MAGNETS & PURE COPPER WIRE
Rare earth magnets of the highest quality are engineered within the brushless motors to maximize power and performance.
Makita® XGT Products feature purpose-built brushless motors with more copper windings for increased power output.

BUILT-IN MICROCHIPS & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
Built-in microchips in both tool and battery allow for real-time digital communication, actively monitoring heat, overload, and over-discharge.
Digital communication between XGT Tools and Batteries through enhanced digital communication technology optimize performance to deliver up to 2X longer sustained power during demanding applications.

IMPACT ABSORBENT STRUCTURE & WATER AND DUST RESISTANCE
Durable outer casing and cell holder create space within the battery to absorb impact.
Water and dust-resistant triple layer structure and an enhanced terminal structure are engineered to protect against water and dust for any job site condition.

MULTI-LAYER SURFACE CONTACTS & RAPID OPTIMUM CHARGING SYSTEM
Multi-layer surface contacts within tool and battery are designed to take on high current demands.
XGT Charger and Dual Cooling Fans digitally communicates before and during the charging process, evaluating battery condition to deliver a consistent fast charge. It even charges 18V LXT Batteries with an adapter.