New Makita XGT 40V Cordless Power Tool System
Makita XGT 40max takes Lithium-ion to the next level, powering a new range of stand-alone tools available from 2020. Makita has created new battery technology and motor engineering to give optimum performance in higher demand industrial applications. Power cables just became a thing of the past, giving more freedom to the user and a higher degree of job site safety avoiding cable hazards. Here at AHC Powertools we already sell a huge range of cordless power tools.
The XGT 40V battery system will coexist with LXT and continue towards Makita’s vision of a battery solution for all applications. The new range is not backwards compatible with the LXT platform though Makita will continue to invest heavily in LXT, and there is a tremendous roadmap of new LXT and XGT 40max products in the pipeline.
The XGT 40max Batteries will come in 2 sizes, BL4025 which is 2.5Ah delivering 1150W and the BL4040, 4.0Ah with 1510W. The DC40RA Charger will fully charge the Batteries in 28 minutes and the ADP10 Adapter will enable LXT batteries to be charged too. As mentioned earlier, it is worth noting that while the new XGT charger (with adaptor) will charge the LXT batteries, the LXT charger will not charge the XGT batteries.
Utilising Smart Technology, the XGT range of tools and batteries come with a built-in program, providing digital communication between the battery and tool. Allowing not only for the battery to talk with the tool but also the tool to talk to the battery. This gives Makita XGT a foundation to adapt to even higher technology advances in the future. The XGT Range is durable and built to perform. Reliable tools are a must for all professional applications, none more so than high demand industrial applications. So the Batteries include impact absorbing padding and a heavy-duty outer casing.
The tools include added housing and battery terminal strength to absorb heavy duty site use. The batteries and selected tools have been submitted for approval to qualify for IPX4 water resistance protection. This means that they have been built to withstand splashing or spraying water from any angle, further guaranteeing job site reliability.
High Battery Output – XGT is a genuine solution for high demand Industrial applications, A combination of innovative tool design and higher output batteries, providing a genuine solution for high demand industrial users as well!
Future Proof – Makita will continue to develop and release new LXT tools for professional trade applications and the introduction of 40V Max will provide consumers with a genuine solution for high demand industrial applications.
Fast Charging – The XGT platform will be the most reliable on the market, delivering more power and run time in as little as 28 minutes charge time.
Smart Technology – The XGT range of tools and batteries come with a built-in program, providing digital communication between the battery and tool.
Will Makita XGT replace the LXT Range?
The answer is NO! Makita will continue to invest heavily in LXT, and there is a tremendous roadmap of new LXT products in the pipeline for trade users in all divisions. The LXT Advantage seamlessly utilizes a single battery across hundreds of products, with the ability of added power by using two 18v batteries in selected Twin 18V products (36V). This is a simple concept that has revolutionised how work is done on job sites.
How does it compare to the DeWalt FlexVolt?
Instantly when thinking of the new Makita XGT Range you might think of the DeWalt FlexVolt range. The Makita XGT batteries come in 2 sizes, BL4025 which is 2.5Ah delivering 1150W and the BL4040, 4.0Ah with 1510W. The DC40RA Charger will fully charge the Batteries in 28 minutes while The DeWalt XR FLEXVOLT is a convertible 18/54V battery: completely backwards compatible with existing 18V DeWalt products. The FLEXVOLT charge time is 60 minutes.
When is the XGT range coming out?
It's arriving in 2020, we will update you and upload all the products to our website once we get the green light from Makita. To keep up to date with all the latest news and offers from us here at AHC Powertools, subscribe to our newsletter on our homepage – www.ahcpowertools.com
ONE SYSTEM AND ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES WITH THE NEW MAKITA XGT 40V MAX RANGE.