Makita CML01 Mower Review

More than ever, cordless lawn mowers are a viable alternative. The amount of uptime you have onboard is the last significant pain point. The Makita ConnectX 21-inch lawn mower aims squarely at that issue.

The battery-operated lawn mower employs the ConnectX system, which places the power source directly on top and guarantees a runtime comparable to that of commercial models. Could this Makita mower be a workable alternative for entrepreneurs wishing to switch their business operations to a cordless model? What makes it a viable option among other models serving similar functions?

First off, Makita’s ConnectX 1200Wh backpack targets the runtime problem. However, they are not the first to feature a backpack battery. The ConnectX lawn mower’s unique feature is that you can use it without attaching yourself to it with a cable. This makes it a safer choice and easier to move around without tripping on any loose ties.

In order to put things into perspective, Makita claims that a single ConnectX battery provides up to 3 hours of uninterrupted operation. That may last you all day, considering how most professional teams operate their mowers.

Additionally, to power the mower, a string clipper, and a blower at the moment, the ConnectX operates at 40V max. You can use any Makita LXT or XGT tool with the proper adapter.

The LXT Backpack Battery Pack installs on and powers the ConnectX mower if you have one. The actual mower is built quite similarly to the industrial XML08.

The Makita XML11 is a fantastic entry-level solution if you don’t need a self-propelled mechanism. For those who have a decent-sized property, this device is fantastic.

This package costs about $499 and comes with four 5Ah batteries. That features a dual-port charger and a pouch for the back. With these batteries, Makita promises a runtime of about 40 minutes.

Additionally, the self-propelled device moves at a changeable speed of 1.5 to 3 MPH. The handle can be folded for easy storage in a garage or shed. Given its $499 pricing, this mower may offer the best value among 21-inch self-propelled models.

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