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Makita EB5300TH Spec Sheet

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The Makita EB5300TH is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 516 CFM at 184 MPH. It features a 4-cycle 52.5 cc engine.

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  • $399.00 - September 13, 2019
  • $359.00 - August 9, 2019
Since: August 9, 2019
  • Highest Price: $399.00 - September 13, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $359.00 - August 9, 2019

Features and Specifications

Type

Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 516
MPH Up to 184
Blowing Force N/A

Engine

Make MM4®
Engine Displacement 52.5 cc
Strokes 4
Speed Settings Variable

Features

Cordless Yes
Fuel Tank 60.9 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Weight 19.7 lbs
Noise Rating 70 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 1 year

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Makita EB5300TH, the user manual is available here.

Description

Makita’s 52.5 cc MM4® Backpack Blower (EB5300TH) combines a cleaner-burning 4-stroke engine with quieter operation and the convenience of no fuel mixing. The cleaner-burning, fuel-efficient EB5300TH is a true step-up from older 2-stroke motors. It’s engineered for commercial lawn and garden work, and is ideal for any professional seeking a best-in-class backpack blower.
The EB5300TH is powered by a 52.5 cc commercial-duty 4-stroke engine that requires no fuel mix and will deliver commercial duty performance with a maximum air speed of 184 mph and a maximum air volume of 516 cubic feet per minute. The mechanical automatic engine decompression is engineered for quick and easy starts, with heavy duty anti-vibration mounts between the frame and engine for improved operator comfort.
The EB5300TH is compact with less weight (only 19.7 lbs.) with wide padded straps and padded back panel for operator comfort. In addition, the large capacity muffler ensures quiet operation at 70dB(A). (source: Makita)

Overview of the Makita EB5300TH

  • Power: The Makita EB5300TH is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 184 MPH and a max air volume rating of 516 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: Like most backpack blowers, this model is technically heavier than a handheld. That being said, it can feel lighter and more comfortable because of the way it is carried, even when used over extended periods of time. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. When compared to other gas-powered backpack blowers, the Makita EB5300TH stands out due to its lower weight: just 19.7 lbs.
  • Engine: This blower's MM4® engine has a displacement specification of 52.5 cc. As this is a 4-stroke engine, the blower does not require a mix of gas and oil in order to run. You can find more information about Makita's MM4® engine technology below.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Makita EB5300TH to match.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 70 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 60.9 fl. oz., this Makita blower is average when compared to other gas-powered backpack leaf blowers.

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The Makita EB5300TH's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Makita EB5300TH compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Maxing out at 184 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for gas-powered backpack blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Husqvarna 150BT with 251 MPH).
  • It’s capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 516 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This places it at the low end compared to other gas-powered backpack leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Echo PB-8010H with 1071 CFM).
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Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Makita EB5300TH is on the average side of the price range.

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

MM4® Engine Technology

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The MM4® engine is a Makita's innovation aiming to provide 4-stroke engines that are lighter, have lower noise and vibration levels, are more user-friendly and do not require an oil/gas mixture.
Thanks to specially engineered components, the MM4® 4-cycle engine delivers high horsepower and torque (almost comparable to 2-stroke engines).
Moreover, it beats the power output of traditional 4-stroke engines by 20 to 30%, while having lower gas consumption. Leaf blowers fitted with the MM4® engine enjoy a faster and easier start, use and servicing.
In addition, the MM4®’s emissions are 90% lower compared to an equivalent 2-stroke engine, and thus comply with CARB Tier 3 and EPA Phase 2.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • MM4® Engine
  • Lightweight (19.7 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Tank (60.9 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable Noise (70 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (516 CFM)
  • Low MPH (184 MPH)

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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 EB5300TH is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482).

Questions & Answers

QWhat is the difference between the Makita EB5300TH and the Makita EB5300WH?

AThe Makita EB5300WH features a hip throttle, whereas the Makita EB5300TH has a standard throttle located on the blower's tube. Moreover, the Makita EB5300WH has a slightly higher dry weight (20.1 lbs).

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