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New 2016 Makita MM4 4-Stroke Hedge Trimmers

Makita MM4 4-Stroke Hedge Trimmers Expand

Makita seems to have cracked the code when it comes to their 4-stroke engines found on the new Makita MM4 4-Stroke Hedge Trimmers. In many cases, (heavily documented in the motocross world) 4-stroke engines can’t produce near the amount of horsepower that two-stroke does because of the engine cycle.



At 1.1 horsepower, Makita’s MM4 engine is getting nearly identical performance that 2-stroke gets from the same displacement engine. They’ve also managed to do it without adding the kind of weight normally associated with 4-strokes.

There are plenty of other reasons to be excited about this as well. Fuel efficiency is much greater and emissions are much lower in 4-stroke engines. You also get reduced noise levels. There’s no oil to mix in your gas, so you can use the same can for the mower and trimmers.

Makita’s MM4 engine is easier to start thanks to their Mechanical Engine Decompression System. Engineers also built a multi-position lubrication system into the engine, allowing it to be used in any direction or angle without losing access to oil and shutting down.

New 2016 Makita MM4 4-Stroke Hedge Trimmers

Makita EN4950H 20-Inch 25.4cc MM4 Articulating Hedge Trimmer

The Makita EN4950H hedge trimmer features an articulating gear case with 13 angle settings for efficient trimming of overhead and low-lying hedges. Its angle change lever quickly and easily adjusts blade angle, while its 180-degree blade adjustment allows blade to be positioned along the shaft for convenient transport and storage. Makita’s EN4950H 20-Inch 25.4cc MM4 Articulating Hedge Trimmer includes a Shear Blade (725187-4) and a Blade Cover (452328-6).

Manufacturer Key Features

  • Powerful, fuel efficient 25.4 cc (1.1 HP), MM4 commercial duty engine
  • 180º blade adjustment allows blade to be positioned along shaft for convenient transport and storage
  • Steel drive shaft produces less vibration and longer equipment life
  • Angle change lever quickly and easily adjusts blade angle
  • 20-inch double-sided blade with high blade speed (4,200 SPM) for efficient cutting
  • Commercial duty dual-stage air filter with large sealing areas is replaceable and easily accessible
  • Built-in clutch disengages blade when folded to 180º position for transport
  • Compact design with less weight (15.6 lbs.)
  • Translucent fuel tank with large opening for easier refueling
  • Captured control wires engineered to prevent snagging
  • Oil filling port and drain plug are easily accessible with oil level view window for easy checking and replacing of oil
  • Multi-position lubrication system enables engine to be inclined to any angle for continuous operation

SpecificationsMakita EN4950H 20-inch 25.4cc MM4 Articulating Hedge Trimmer

  • Model: Makita EN4950H
  • Engine Displacement (cc): 25.4 cc
  • Engine (HP): 1.1 HP
  • Blade Length: 20 in.
  • Blade Speed: 4,200 SPM
  • Fuel Type: Unleaded gas
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 20.3 oz.
  • Crank Case Capacity: 2.7 oz.
  • Overall Length: 99 in.
  • Dry Weight: 15.6 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Makita EN5950SH 24-Inch 25.4cc MM4 Double-Sided Hedge Trimmer

This double-sided hedge trimmer offers a high blade speed of 4,200 SPM. It comes equipped with a commercial duty gear case engineered for improved durability and tip guard that protects blade from unnecessary wear. The Makita EN5950SH 24-Inch 25.4cc MM4 Double-Sided Hedge Trimmer includes a Shear Blade (725184-0) and a Blade Cover (454278-1).

Manufacturer Key Features

  • Powerful, fuel efficient 25.4 cc (1.1 HP), MM4 commercial duty engine
  • Commercial duty dual-stage air filter with large sealing areas is replaceable and easily accessible
  • Compact design with less weight (only 14.1 lbs.)
  • Steel drive shaft for less vibration and longer equipment life
  • Commercial duty gear case engineered for improved durability
  • Tip guard protects blade from unnecessary wear
  • Captured control wires engineered to prevent snagging
  • Oil filling port and drain plug are easily accessible with oil level view window for easy checking and replacing of oil
  • Multi-position lubrication system enables engine to be inclined to any angle for continuous operation
  • Translucent fuel tank with large opening for easier refueling
  • Ergonomically designed rubberized soft grip provides more comfort

SpecificationsMakita EN5950SH 24-inch 25.4cc MM4 Double-Sided Hedge Trimmer

  • Engine Displacement (cc) 25.1 cc
  • Engine (HP) 1.1 HP
  • Blade Length 24 in.
  • Blade Speed 4,200 SPM
  • Fuel Type Unleaded gas
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 20.3 oz.
  • Crank Case Capacity 20.3 oz.
  • Overall Length 71-1/4 in.
  • Dry Weight 14.1 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Makita EN7350SH 30-Inch 25.4cc MM4 Single-Sided Hedge Trimmer

This single-sided hedge trimmer is equipped with a chip receiver for efficient collection and clean-up of clippings. It also offers an ergonomically designed rubberized soft grip that provides more control and comfort. The Makita EN7350SH 30-Inch 25.4cc MM4 Single-Sided Hedge Trimmer includes a Shear Blade B (725186-6), Shear Blade A (725185-8), and Blade Cover (451868-1).

Manufacturer Key Features

  • Powerful, fuel efficient 25.4 cc (1.1 HP), MM4 commercial duty engine
  • Commercial duty dual-stage air filter with large sealing areas is replaceable and easily accessible
  • Compact design with less weight (14.7 lbs.)
  • Chip receiver for efficient collection and clean-up of clippings
  • Commercial duty gear case engineered for improved durability
  • Steel drive shaft for less vibration and longer equipment life
  • Oil filling port and drain plug are easily accessible with oil level view window for easy checking and replacing of oil
  • Captured control wires engineered to prevent snagging for improved durability
  • Multi-position lubrication system enables engine to be inclined to any angle for continuous operation
  • Ergonomically designed rubberized soft grip provides more control and comfort
  • Translucent fuel tank with large opening for easier refueling

SpecificationsMakita EN7350SH 30-inch 25.4cc MM4 Single-Sided Hedge Trimmer

  • Engine Displacement (cc): 25.4 cc
  • Engine (HP): 1.1 HP
  • Blade Length: 30 in.
  • Blade Speed: 4,200 SPM
  • Fuel Type: Unleaded gas
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 20.3 oz.
  • Crank Case Capacity: 2.7 oz.
  • Overall Length: 76-3/4 in.
  • Dry Weight: 14.7 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 Year

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