Makita 40V GRU06T Brush Cutter

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Makita unveils its newest brush cutter in the XGT lineup

In terms of aggressive product development, Makita is hitting on all cylinders this year. It seems like they’re unveiling something new on a weekly basis. And this goes for general contracting tools and outdoor power equipment. Regarding the latter, Makita recently announced that the GRU06T brush cutter will join the quickly expanding XGT lineup.

This unit will be the brand’s next 40V go-to model for tackling heavy overgrowth and other dense vegetation. To help you decide if it’s the right tool for you, here’s a rundown of what it has to offer in performance and design features.

Makita GRU06T Brush Cutter Performance

Driving this brush cutter is a formidable duo: a brushless motor and a 40V (5.0Ah) lithium-ion battery. According to Makita, the two deliver an output comparable to a 35cc engine. That’s not bad considering that heavy-duty models are generally somewhere within the 40 to 55cc range.

Now, when it comes to tools like brush cutters, control is very important, and this unit is no exception. That’s why you’ve got the variable speed trigger and cruise control. Specifically, this will give you plenty of room for fine-tuning power and, ultimately, manipulating runtime.

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  • Model: Makita GRU06T
  • Battery: 40V (5.0Ah)
  • Brushless motor
  • No load speed: 6,700 RPM
  • Blade diameter: 10 in
  • Weight: 14.6 lbs (w/ battery)

Another valuable feature that the Makita GRU06T Brush Cutter has is a reverse function. When you’re working around gardens, pools, patios, and pathways, having control over where the debris goes is critical. Certainly, it will make cleanups a lot easier. It also helps clear the trimmer head of tangled overgrowth.

Lastly, this model carries an IPX4 rating and includes the brand’s Extreme Protection Technology as an added safeguard against dust and water.

Makita GRU06T Brush Cutter Design

makita 40V XGT Brush Cutter

On the design side, we’ll start with the GRU06T’s steel drive shaft. Some of the specific benefits of this construction include reduced vibration and enhanced durability.

The second design element that’s a must is the bicycle handle, which greatly assists in making the sweeps that clear swaths of overgrowth.

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Makita GRU06T Pricing and Availability

Makita has not yet listed a price for the XGT Brush Cutter. However, PTR will bring you updates as soon as we have them.

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