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Makita XBU04PTV Spec Sheet

The Makita XBU04PTV is a 3-in-1 cordless blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 473 CFM at 120 MPH. It features a 5 Ah 36 V Li-ion LXT® battery system. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 473
MPH Up to 120
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage36 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy N/A
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes
Mulching ratio 10:1
Misc
Battery included 2
Weight 8.4 lbs
Noise rating 61 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 3 years

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 XBU04PTV, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

Description

With lower noise and fewer emissions, the 18V LXT® Brushless Cordless Blower Kit with Vacuum Attachment (XBU04PTV) is a welcome solution for clean-up applications. The commercial design allows the blower to tackle demanding applications, comparable to gas blowers. The XBU04PTV easily converts from blower to vacuum/mulcher. (source: Makita)

Overview of the Makita XBU04PTV

The Makita XBU04PTV in use

The Makita XBU04PTV

  • Power: The Makita XBU04PTV is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 473 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 120 MPH.
  • Power delivery: If you don’t like dealing with cords, you will be delighted to know that this blower is equipped with a brushless, battery-operated motor.
  • Battery: The Makita XBU04PTV features an easy-to-recharge 5 Ah 36 V Li-ion LXT® battery system (2 batteries included). Makita’s LXT® battery technology provides a more efficient and convenient experience to leaf blower users. The cordless tools using LXT® batteries represent an unbeatable line-up of 18 V devices. Note that this is a 36 V blower. It therefore requires both of the 2 included 18 V LXT® batteries.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. However, for a cordless handheld blower, the Makita XBU04PTV is heavier than most, weighing 8.4 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Makita XBU04PTV 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.
  • Vacuum: The XBU04PTV is also what is known as a 'blower vac'. Those who don’t wish to blow leaves and debris away can switch to its vacuum setting and suck them into a collection bag (13 gallon bag included).
  • Mulching: With a mulching ratio of 10:1, this mulcher can reliably pulp 10 bags of waste (such as leaves and other debris) into 1 bag of mulch.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 61 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

The Makita XBU04PTV's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Makita XBU04PTV compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air leaving this blower’s nozzle has been clocked at 120 MPH. That makes the XBU04PTV average in terms of air speed for battery-operated handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Makita XBU01PT with 208 MPH).
  • Regarding its air volume, the Makita XBU04PTV boasts an impressive airflow that can reach 473 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute). This places it amongst the most powerful of cordless handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Poulan Pro PRB675i with 675 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Makita XBU04PTV is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • LXT® Technology
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • High CFM (473 CFM)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (61 dB)
  • Decent MPH (120 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Quite heavy (8.4 lbs)

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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 XBU04PTV 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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