For many, you may only use a blower a few times per year and within a small time frame each use. There are times that a more high-powered gas blower will be needed to complete certain tasks around your property, whether commercial or residential. The Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower is a tool that lands in the top of its market for
- High performance
There are several different types of gas leaf blowers and certain qualities that will make the job go by a lot faster and more efficiently. Blowers that are cordless just provide mobility and allows you to be more flexible in where you need to go. The Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower is not only mobile but also gas-powered.
Having a gas-powered blower and not battery powered means that it will last through those longer jobs without having to stop for a recharge or battery switch out. With the Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower, not only are the basics included, but there are added features that will allow you to work longer and more consistently. The 4-stroke commercial duty engine along with the 17.7 oz fuel tank gives you what you need to tackle large collections of debris and blow it out.
The Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower is made with commercial use in mind. The engine has a 145-mph maximum air speed. This high-powered engine also has a crank capacity of 2.7 ounces. Makita has made a four-stroke motor that requires no mixing of fuel and oil. By eliminating this step, you have a cleaner blower and no potential for messes created from constant mixing. Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower is a clean burning engine.
Meeting the EPA standards, the emissions emitted from this tool are low to non-existent. Now tackling those acres, you know that Makita’s advanced system won’t harm the environment when using.
To start this engine blower, it normally takes one to two pulls. With such a powerful engine an easy start-up can be expected unlike if it was a 2-stroke motor. The mechanical automatic engine decompression is what contributes to its quick start versus other blowers that do not have this special feature.
With a cleaner burn, the Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower meets emission requirements, so it is not emitting harmful fumes that can irritate the user and harm the environment. The Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower not only has a powerful engine, but it also has a large capacity muffler.
This muffler ensures for a quieter use that allows you to use this tool in residential areas without disturbing your neighbors.
Being efficient also means there is less stress on the user. With a lightweight design, the Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower has a soft grip which absorbs vibration. Consequently the user does not feel as much vibrating compared to other blowers this size. There is also a cruise control lever, so you won’t tire out as quickly or experience heightened fatigue.
When used for the right jobs, the Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower is an overall solid tool with little to no major issues. While this blower has a 4-stroke engine, it is not intended to tackle large yards with varying debris. The blower part of the Makita seems to be powerful enough for the usual yard clearing of leaves and light debris. When it is time to use the vacuum, the Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower is not intended to shred larger debris such as pinecones and large twigs. The vacuum performs at best when using on an even spread of leaves and when they are dry. Even though you may want to pile your leaves high then watch the vacuum mulch it down, this will increase the risk of clogging the vacuum.
A more minor issue reported for this Makita blower has been with the vapor lock. This is more of a safety feature that is triggered from the inside the carburetor and activated to prevent overheating levels in the engine. When triggered, the engine shuts off and this can happen during use. This causes more time added to your job and just an inconvenience.
A way to monitor this is to check the vapor lock after the engine shuts down. Simply unscrew your gas cap slightly then try restarting the blower. Another quick fix would be to either replace the gas cap altogether because it is causing the problem or to thoroughly clean. A tip would be to clean this cap with a brush dipped in fresh gasoline.
The compact designed Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower is perfect for commercial use on lawns and gardens. Since it was designed to be an efficient tool it has reduced noise level and low emissions. The fuel efficiency along with the low vibration works well when you must use for an extended time period. The 4-stroke engine is powerful yet smartly designed so there is never any mixing of fuel and oil. Makita has improved its exhaust emissions, so it significantly reduces your negative impact on the environment. It meets EPA Phase II compliances, all while maintaining its power.
As a brand, Makita is committed to being the best in innovative technology and engineering. So it can bring the best products to its consumer with them in mind. This is apparent not only in the innovative design of the 4-stroke engine but also in the fuel capacity. With being able to hold up to 17.7 oz in the fuel tank, you have a longer run time without having to stop to refill. This is where the low vibration comes in handy since have a larger fueling capacity means you can work longer. To help decrease fatigue the low vibration on this blower is quite helpful for the user.
Makita 4-Stroke Engine Blower has a replaceable dual stage air filter that is easily accessible. The 9.8 lbs blower can be placed on different cruise control levels to make it an easier use for you. With a fuel-efficient engine, your fuel cost savings would be almost 60%. The 17.7-ounce fuel tank gives you more use out of the blower, so you are not having to stop in between jobs to refuel the blower.