TWO readers will each win a Makita DUR181RM 18-volt cordless Line Trimmer, giving you freedom to move around the garden without getting tangled up in cords and eliminating trip hazards. This prize will come complete with a Makita 4.0Ah Lithium-Ion battery, compact charger, safety goggles, shoulder strap and a nylon cutting head.
The lightweight DUR181RM features a well- balanced tool design with an angle adjustable cutting head ideal for home gardening. It will run up to 7,800rpm, has a cutting span of 260mm from the bump-and-feed line cord system, and the head can be rotated 90 degrees for use as a very e¬ cient lawn edge trimmer. It has an extendable shaft for comfortable operation, be you short or tall, an adjustable loop-handle, easy to change spool assembly and a battery capacity warning lamp.
Charge time is an unbeatable 36 minutes. The ever-growing garden machinery range from Makita includes many cordless products such as mowers, blowers, line trimmers, hedge trimmers, grass shears (great for shaping topiary!) and more. The 18-volt battery used to power one tool is compatible with the rest of the tools in Makita’s garden and construction range, saving you money in the long term as many of Makita’s tools are available as ‘body only’ (i.e. without battery and charger).
18-volt and 36-volt models (using two 18-volt batteries) are the optimum power outputs for cordless garden tools for general gardening applications. Higher voltages (such as 56-80-volt which may only have 2.0Ah power) seen elsewhere can be tempting but bigger isn’t necessarily better as this will shorten runtime, whereas Makita’s 18 and 36-volt motors with 4.0Ah/5.0Ah batteries are powerful enough to do the job in hand and o er increased run-time so you can complete the job.
Makita are also giving away 10 Dry Bags. They can be folded over and sealed so they’re watertight. Great for storing your mobile phone and small garden tools. For more information about Makita products go to ï¸ makitauk.com.