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  1. I came across a video on the Makita NZ facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/makitanewzealand/videos/200625024860234 Don't expect to learn a lot from it, it just announces a XGT x2 (80 volt) system. There is no information about this line, we can only imagine that it will be aimed at the larger demanding tools (mowers / backpack blowers). While looking for more information, I found a couple of new tools on the japanese website: PDC1200 - A 1200Wh backpack battery compatible with both XGT / LXT x2 platforms. MUX01GZ - a XGT pow
  2. It's global... I found an official document in English on the IR website: https://www.makita.biz/ir/upload_file/tdnrelease/6586_20201029412045_P01_.pdf
  3. I asked many people that question (neighbors, friends, professionals). The issues for pros are runtime and performance. Large brushcutters, blowers (eg: Stihl magnum backpack) still lack a battery equivalent. Homeowners are discouraged by the high upfront cost of batteries and the risk of them failing or losing capacity after a couple of years. When you highlight reduced service cost, there is always someone who answers that his mower/trimmer has been running fine for 10 years without any maintenance.
  4. I came across this press release on Makita BE website (in french) : (https://www.makita.be/actualite/communiqué-de-presse-notification-de-l’arrêt-de-la-production-de-produits-à-moteur-thermique-1.html) It announces that the Makita group is officially stopping the production of gas-operated products in March 2022. This decision is based on the growing demand for eco-friendly OPE and should only have minimal impact on financial results. R&D resources will be concentrated on battery technology.
  5. According to protoolreviews, their respective blowing forces are 11.3N (DUB184) and 14N (DUB362). DUB184 on high lasted 10 minutes with a 5ah battery, DUB362 ran for 11:20 with 2x5ah in their tests. Unfortunately, there are no data regarding low/medium speed settings, where I'd expect the runtime difference to be largely in favor of the 36 volt version.
  6. The EGO trimmer with the motor on the rear is much more powerful than the regular version that has the motor located in the head. The power head from Makita (DUX60) also seemed insanely strong compared to the DURXXX equivalent. I also noticed that the most powerful battery trimmer from stihl (Kma 130) and the newest husqvarna (325ilk) both use a rear-mounted motor. I am no expert but my guess is that having the motor on the rear removes some size constraint and offers more options when it comes to gearing (gear reduction? not sure how exactly it is called in english but you'll get
  7. Not sure I am doing the math right, but dimensions would be at least 144x65x64 mm or 168x70x84 mm depending on the size of cells. Perhaps an OPE dedicated battery platform?
  8. As long as their model names are the same, I would not expect much of a difference performance wise. Blueprints are mostly the same and they must comply with the specifications on the product sheet, you should not expect less than advertised. Even durability doesn't obey a straight logic, it has a lot to do with the quality of the various parts used for assembling the final product. There can be good and problematic series, you can never tell.
  9. Have you checked the manual? I attached the relevant pics.
  10. After the incident, did you inform somebody at Dewalt? I guess they might be interested to learn more about the circumstances, exact tool model etc...
  11. Certainly, I saw that this can be achieved with most Greenworks clones. But considering the high cost of batteries, I am not sure It's worth sacrifying warranty, unless the tool line gets discontinued.
  12. According to a local dealer, EGO and Honda batteries were not compatible despite being pure clones. Honda HRX/Twincut design and EGO batteries would have been a nice combo. I wonder why so many manufacturers targeting the EU market settle for 36/40 volt systems (toro, stihl, husqvarna, honda...).
  13. A couple of years ago, Honda started selling a 56 volt battery system manufactured by Chervon (the chinese group that makes EGO). For some unknown reasons, this 56 volt battery line has never been extended beyond the limited initial offering and looks pretty much outdated and abandoned. While browsing a german dealer site, I was surprised to notice a 46cm (19") mower based on a brand new 36 volt platform, along with a brushcutter, hedge trimmer and blower. Available battery sizes are 4, 6 and 9 ah. Altough none of these new tool seems particularly impressive on paper (except perhap
  14. Put aside some of the entry-level stuff for stamp-sized lawns, you still seem to get a lot more, and at a much, much more reasonable price. There are some noticeable difference though, the european version of the 21" plastic mower has a brushless motor and comes equipped with the high lift blade by default. A nicer package, except perhaps for the fact that you are asked to pay 2.5 times the price for it. 😀 Yes, from our side of the world it feels like you guys are only paying for batteries and receive the tools for free.... Just disgusting 😭
  15. The dual blade system looks inspired by Honda / versamow. Hopefully, it will address some of the top criticizm against EGO (not-so-good mulching performance and lack of suction). I hope this model will be available on the european market (many EGO tools are not). The other problem is that the EGO brand is mostly sold at dealers (like Stihl / husqvarna), so you pay crazy premium prices for homeowner grade tools (catalog price of is the brushless 21" mower with 7.5ah battery is 1200$, 15" trimmer costs 300$ without battery etc...), they are never on sale and there is of course no rig
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