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Makita EB5300WH Spec Review

The Makita EB5300WH is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 516 CFM at 184 MPH. It features a 4-cycle 52.5 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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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
Throttle positionHip
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 60.9 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 20.1 lbs
Noise rating 70 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 1 year
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

Makita’s 52.5 cc MM4® Hip Throttle Backpack Blower (EB5300WH) combines a cleaner-burning 4-stroke engine with quieter operation and the convenience of no fuel mixing. The cleaner-burning, fuel-efficient EB5300WH 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. For added convenience, the EB5300WH includes a hip throttle with cruise control and on-off switch. It’s engineered for commercial lawn and garden work, and is ideal for any professional seeking a best-in-class backpack blower. (source: Makita)

Overview of the Makita EB5300WH

The Makita EB5300WH in use

The Makita EB5300WH

  • Power: The Makita EB5300WH is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 516 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 184 MPH.
  • 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 hip-mounted, which can make it easier on your right hand if you operate it over an extended period of time. Among other gas-powered backpack blowers, the Makita EB5300WH can be considered light, weighing only 20.1 lbs.
  • Engine: Its MM4® engine boasts a displacement 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: For those who wish to have complete control while operating their leaf blower, the EB5300WH offers variable speed settings, and moreover, is also equipped with cruise control, which allows the user to comfortably continue blowing at their preferred setting.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 70 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity for a backpack blower, with a tank that holds around 60.9 fl. oz of fuel.

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The Makita EB5300WH's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Makita EB5300WH compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 184 MPH, which is on the lower end for gas-powered backpack blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Husqvarna 150BT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 251 MPH.
  • Its max air volume rating (516 cubic feet per minute) means it is really not the biggest air producer of gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Shindaiwa EB910RT, which boasts with 1110 CFM.
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Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Makita EB5300WH 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

illustration of Makita MM4 engine

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
  • Lightweight (20.1 lbs)
  • Cruise control
  • MM4® Engine
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 EB5300WH 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 (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482).

Questions & Answers

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

The Makita EB5300WH features a hip throttle, whereas the Makita EB5300TH has a standard throttle located on the blower's tube. Moreover, the Makita EB5300TH has a slightly lower dry weight (19.7 lbs).

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