“I’m really impressed with Makita’s 4-stroke blower and it’s saving us a great deal of time. Over the past two years we have changed our tool inventory lock, stock and barrel to Makita,” says Mark Gregory, landscape design guru and managing director of Landform Consultants. Landform build award-winning show gardens, provide landscape designs and construction, together with a full grounds maintenance service in the UK and overseas. “Makita tools are a perfect companion for our garden construction requirements: powerful, totally reliable and always the first choice of our teams,” continues Mark.
Improved on-site performance is confirmed by Alan Hemmings, Landform’s estate garden manager, who supervises the year-round maintenance of a spectacular private estate in the Sunninghill area of Surrey: “The Makita 4-stroke line trimmer is a really powerful machine which can cut great swathes of rough pasture in no time at all. Its big power output allows us to get far more work delivered than with a 2-stroke; and we are using less fuel but delivering a greater amount of work.
“The blower offers better economy, the harness is brilliant and comfortable, and it’s so very quiet. My team has noticed that this 4-stroke engine has much lower vibration which is important over longer periods of use. You can’t go wrong with a Makita 4-stroke.”
Makita’s 4-stroke machines are proving winners for grounds maintenance operations across the country with contractors selecting the Makita MM4 power and performance which is coupled with low fuel consumption, low noise, low emissions and low vibrations. One national green services contractor has cut fuel consumption by 20% and reduced oil costs by nearly 80% since switching to Makita 4-stroke back-pack blowers, line-trimmers and pole hedge trimmers. The Makita MM4 engine, with a pressurised oil lubrication system, also powers the new telescopic pole chainsaw, brushcutters, hand-held blowers, water pumps and the world’s first 4-stroke 12” disc cutter.