Landscapers and contractors are demanding more cordless alternatives to corded and gas-powered outdoor power equipment. Makita is meeting demand with an expanding line of cordless OPE, including the 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Blower (model XBU02PT). With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance, the 18V X2 (36V) Cordless Blower is a welcome solution for clean-up applications. It’s powered by two 18V LXT batteries for 36V power and run time, but without leaving the strongly-preferred 18V battery platform. And with the efficient Makita BL brushless motor, the blower delivers longer run time, more power and speed, and longer tool life. Model XBU02PT is a kit and includes two fast-charging 18V LXT 5.0Ah Lithium-Ion batteries and an efficient 18V Dual Port Rapid Optimum Charger. Makita’s efficient BL Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per battery charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. With no carbon brushes, the Makita BL Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life. When powered by two 18V 5.0Ah batteries, the efficient brushless motor delivers up to 29 minutes of run-time on dial setting #3 on a single charge. The XBU02PT features Makita Extreme Protection Technology (XPT). XPT is a protective seal inside the tool, and is engineered for improved operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components.