Landscapers & contractors are demanding more cordless alternatives to gas-powered outdoor power equipment. Makita is meeting demand with an expanding line of cordless OPE that includes the 18V x2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless blower. With zero emissions & lower noise, The 18V x2 (36V) cordless blower is a welcome solution for clean-up applications. It’s powered by two 18V LXT batteries (sold separately) for maximum power & run time, but without leaving the 18V battery platform. With the efficient Makita BL Brushless motor, the blower delivers longer run time, increased power & speed, & longer tool life. Makita efficient BL Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use forup to 50% longer run timeper battery charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match the changing demands of the application for increased power & speed when needed. With no carbon brushes, the Makita BL Brushless motor runs cooler & more efficiently for longer life. When powered by two 18V 5.0Ah batteries, The efficient brushless motor deliversup to 28 Min of run-time on dial setting #3 on a single charge. The XBU02Z features Makita extreme Protection Technology (XPT). XPT is a protective seal inside the tool, & is engineered for improved operation in harsh conditions by channeling water & dust from key internal components.