Makita EM4251CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc String Trimmer (CARB Compliant)
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- Fuel efficient 4-stroke engine - up to 60% fuel cost savings
- Lightweight (11.5 lbs.) for easy maneuverability
- Quick start - low compression engine for easy starting
- Improved exhaust emissions are EPA Phase II, CARB Tier III compliant while maintaining power and performance
- 1 year warranty
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|Manufacturer Part Number||EM4251CA|
|Package Height||8.9 x 12.2 x 71 inches|
|Shipping Weight||20.1 pounds|
MAKITA 4-Stroke String Trim
Makita's 24.5 CC String Trimmer combines a cleaner-burning 4-stroke motor with less weight, quieter operation, and a high power-to-weight ratio. The EM4251CA delivers commercial-duty power and performance, and is a step up from older 2-stroke technology.
The EM4251CA is powered by a 24.5 CC 4-stroke engine with a cutting width of 16 inches for more efficient performance. The string trimmer has low noise and less weight (11.5 pounds) for easy maneuverability. The EM4251CA has a fuel capacity of 16.9 ounces with primer, and low compression for easy starting, and an improved design for easy refueling. The improved exhaust emissions are EPA Phase II, CARB Tier III compliant while maintaining power and performance.
Compact with Less Weight
The EM4251CA is compact with less weight, with a molded throttle assembly with wide-grip throttle trigger, and a more efficient throttle and ignition cable routing.
Engineered for Commercial Duty
Makita's cleaner-burning 4-stroke EM4251CA is engineered for commercial lawn and garden work, and is ideal for any professional seeking a best-in-class string trimmer. The EM4251CA is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.
About Makita's 4-Stroke Engines
Makita's 4-Stroke engines have been designed to the most demanding global standards for efficiency, noise level and emissions. Engineered for better fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions, they do not require fuel mix and have greatly reduced emissions over traditional 2-stroke engines. Makita's commercial 4-Stroke engines are easy to start, run quieter, and are EPA Phase II, CARB Tier III compliant while maintaining power and performance.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are more compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit makitatools.com. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.
Every Makita 4-Stroke Product and Chain Saw is backed by Makita's 3-Year Warranty that covers repair due to defects in materials or workmanship up to three years from the date of original purchase. Please see makitatools.com for complete details.
What's in the Box
Makita EM4251CA 24.5 cc 4-Stroke String Trimmer, trimmer head, and tool kit.
Top Customer Reviews
i love it better than the stihl 2-stroke trimmer i used to own.
i use the metal blade in reverse for weeds so i never have to deal with the plastic string. i've actually had to turn the throttle down because it is just too powerful; (it also saves gas and doesn't explode rocks if you hit them).
there are some tools that just sing when yo use them, this is one of them. i've found myself using it more and more often, even on things i could easily do by hand; it is just so sweet to use.
the trigger is nice and large, for two fingers, so your index finger doesn't get tired. (this is standard on most pro-grade trimmers.)
the 4-stroke engine is so nice and easy to start. just add new unleaded gas, NO OIL NEEDED! then prime it, choke it, crank it and go. it starts up right away, every time. the 2-stroke engines, where you add oil, 30:1 for example, exhaust some of the fuel when the piston compresses inside the engine, leaving a dirty, polluting machine that is not the healthiest thing to be breathing and certainly isn't very green. the 4-stroke is a more powerful engine and there's no hassle mixing, just add gas and go.
makita has put a lot of quality into this tool and also has some very powerful chainsaws that equally compete with husqvarna and stihl.
i truly love this tool, you will too.
But wait! There's more!
If you've used only electric or even cheap gas trimmers, you're in for a treat. The Makita is like a string chain saw. I'm not sure it's even possible to bog it down. If you have enough gas and trimmer line, you can probably take down an oak tree.
Since it uses a four-cycle engine, you don't have to mix oil into your gas--which means you're not burning that noxious oil-gas mix that you remember from two-cycle engines. All you do with the Makita is fill it with gas and trim everything. And it's FUN. You'll wind up looking for things to trim.
Here's some stuff you'll want to have around to use this serious piece of machinery:
Safety glasses (inexpensive clear shooting glasses are fine)
Hearing protection (this trimmer is relatively quiet, but this is still a good idea)
Gloves (to reduce hand tingling and also to help you grab branches and rocks to toss out of the way)
Tanaka 32308 No Brainer Quick Load Cutting Head for Straight Shaft String Trimmers (every trimmer in the world should come with this head)
You can get by without any of the things above except for the gas can and safety glasses. This is a powerful machine, and it _will_ fling things in your face. :)