Makita CBU02Z - 40V 671 CFM Cordless Brushless Backpack Blower

The Makita CBU02Z is a cordless backpack leaf blower delivering 671 CFM at 160 MPH. It is powered by Makita's ConnectX 40V backpack battery. (Read full specs)

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Price history for the Makita CBU02Z
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  • $598.40 - April 12, 2024
  • $673.20 - March 3, 2024
  • $748.00 - January 26, 2024
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Since: January 26, 2024
  • Highest Price: $748.00 - January 26, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $598.40 - April 12, 2024

Features and Specifications

Type Cordless
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 671
MPH Up to 160
Blowing Force 22 N
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 240 mins
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Battery included 0
Weight (tool only)15.7 lbs
Noise rating 60 dB
Warranty 3 years

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With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance than gas-powered models, this backpack blower is a welcome solution for landscapers. A Makita-built brushless motor delivers the power of a 64cc backpack blower. (source: Makita)

Overview of the Makita CBU02Z

The Makita CBU02Z in use

The Makita CBU02Z

  • Power: This cordless leaf blower has a maximum air volume rating of 671 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed rating of 160 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Makita designed this unit and its brushless, battery-operated motor with top-of-the-food-chain maneuverability in mind. The CBU02Z doesn’t need to be plugged in, so you can take it anywhere easily.
  • Battery: The Makita CBU02Z is exclusively powered by a ConnectX backpack battery (more info below). When using the PDC1200A01 battery (opens in a new tab), which is not included with the unit, the blower can provide a whopping maximum of 240 minutes of runtime.
  • Handling: As this unit is a backpack leaf blower, the majority of the unit is distributed so that the user can operate it with ease for most reasonable periods of use. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. The blower in its bare tool (no battery) version weighs 15.7 lbs — the Makita CBU02Z is neither the lightest nor the heaviest electric backpack blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Makita CBU02Z allows you to precisely control its air output. In addition, the blower is also equipped with cruise control, with which the user can easily maintain the selected settings.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 60 dB, the CBU02Z is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric backpack category.

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The Makita CBU02Z's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Makita CBU02Z compare with other cordless backpack leaf blowers.

  • The Makita CBU02Z expels air at speeds up to 160 MPH, making it standard in terms of air speed for battery-operated backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Echo DPB-5800T and its 195 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 671 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the CBU02Z is well within average in relation to similar cordless backpack blowers with a comparable voltage. If air volume is important to you, the EGO LBPX8004-2, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Thanks to its autonomy of up to 240 mins, the CBU02Z benefits from the highest achievable run time for a cordless backpack unit.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless backpack blowers, the Makita CBU02Z is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

  • In the expected price range
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • Excellent autonomy (240 mins)
  • Decent weight (15.7 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (60 dB)
  • Decent CFM (671 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (160 MPH)
  • Battery not included

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About Makita

Founded in Nagoya, Japan by Mosaburo Makita, the Makita Corporation has been producing state of the art electrical power tools since 1915. Makita is the leader in electro engine technology, which is reflected in their products. The company has since expanded globally and currently manufactures its devices in 6 facilities across the world. Makita presents an innovative approach to power tool manufacture, which is testified by their LXT battery technology and antivibration AVT system. Their selection of over 400 products includes some of the best electrical leaf blowers on the market.

Warranty Information

The Makita CBU02Z is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Makita blowers, please consult Makita's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482).

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