Makita 40V Commercial Lawn Mower

Makita 40V Lawn Mower

Makita Brings 40V XGT Tech to the Pro Landscaping Market

With electric OPE technology advancing at an astounding pace, more Pro landscapers are seriously considering either replacing or supplementing their gas-fueled equipment with battery-powered gear. Wisely, most manufacturers have read the writing on the wall, and they’re responding with products like the Makita 40V Commercial Lawn Mower.

So, what does this model have to offer the commercial market? The features will tell.

Makita 40V Commercial Lawn Mower Performance

Makita 40V Lawn Mower
  • Deck width: 21 inches
  • Model: Makita GML01Z
  • Max blade speed: 2800 RPM
  • Cuts up to 1.2 acres per charge with two 40V 8.0Ah batteries
  • Variable speeds from 1 MPH – 3 MPH
  • Quiet mode reduces noise by lowering speed to 2300 RPM

Starting with the heart of the mower, the GML01Z’s brushless motor achieves blade speeds of up to 2800 RPM. In terms of operation, its self-propelled design lets you set your cruise control for speeds of 1 MPH to 3 MPH, while rear-wheel drive technology helps enhance traction and performance on sloped or uneven terrain.

According to Makita, the 40V Commercial Lawn Mower will cut up to 1.2 acres per charge when using two 40V 8.0Ah batteries.

Furthermore, this model comes with a “Quiet mode” setting that caps the blade speed at 2300 RPM to reduce noise during evening and early morning jobs. The operator can easily engage this feature via a control panel on the right-hand side.

Makita GML01Z Design Notes

Makita 40V Lawn Mower
  • Length: 68 inches
  • Width: 23.5 inches
  • Height: 43.5 inches
  • Weight: 68.1 pounds (bare)
  • 3-in-1 grass disposal
  • 9-inch wheels
  • Commercial-grade steel deck
  • IPX4 rating for weather resistance
  • Single-lever height adjustment (1.25 inches – 4 inches)
  • Bag capacity: 2 bushels
  • Handle folds for compact vertical storage

The GML01Z has 9-inch wheels and a 21-inch commercial-grade steel deck for rugged design. Likewise, with an IPX4 rating for weather resistance, its components can tolerate splashes from any direction.

The Makita 40V Commercial Lawn Mower includes single-lever height adjustments ranging from 1.25 to 4 inches, and it has 3-in-1 grass disposal capabilities that allow for mulching, bagging, or side discharge.

To conserve space in your garage, shed, or trailer, Makita’s design team added a handle that folds up for compact vertical storage.

Makita 40V Commercial Lawn Mower Price

This mower retails for $759 as a bare tool, however, Makita often runs discounts on kits. For example, as of this writing, we could find it for $699 as a kit containing two 4.0Ah batteries and a charger. If you require extended runtimes, there’s an 8.0Ah kit priced at $949.

Makita backs each of these purchase options with a 3-year warranty.

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