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Best Makita Cordless Lawnmowers 

You can buy Makita mowers either with or without the batteries and charger. There are very good reasons for having either option. If you already own Makita 18V compatible batteries and charger, then the mower only is the best option.

For those that don't own these already, then it is better to go with the mower, battery and charger option. The good news is that when you get a battery and charger, then it opens up the possibility of buying any 18V Makita power tool as a "Tool Only" option, which of course makes them cheaper.

We have listed all of the available Makita cordless mowers below, with the mower only options first. Below those we have then included Makita cordless mowers that come with the batteries and charger.

What Makes Makita Cordless Mowers a Better Choice?

Steel Deck

Newer models have a heavy duty steel deck which is durable and longer lasting than plastic ones.

Brushless Motors

They all have brushless motors which greatly extends the lifetime of the motor and adds power.

Mowing Options

They can cut and collect or cut and mulch using the mulching plug

Battery Compatibility

Their mowers are compatible with all Makita 18V LXT Li-ion batteries

They also use a single lever to adjust the height

They handles fold down for easier storage

They all have a battery power indicator and safety switch

Makita Mowers by Lawn Size

Up to 500 square metres (600 square yards)- Makita DLM382Z

Up to 540 square metres (650 square yards)-Makita DLM380Z, Makita DLM382CT2

Up to 560 square metres (670 square yards)- Makita DLM382Z, Makita DLM382PM2

Up to 575 square metres (690 square yards) - Makita DLM432Z

Up to 800 square metres (950 square yards) - Makita DLM460Z, Makita DLM460PT2

Up to 950 square metres (1136 square yards) - Makita DLM432PT2

Up to 1900 square metres (2272 square yards) -Makita DLM462Z

Up to 2,300 square metres (2,750 square yards) - Makita DLM530Z, Makita DLM532Z, Makita DLM533Z

Makita Mower Only Options

We have included the mower only option (no battery/charger). Just below the reviews we have also included two compatible batteries and a charger if you want to know which battery and charger are required.

Makita DLM380Z Cordless Lawn Mower

94% buyer satisfaction based on 1,700+ online buyer reviews

This is a 36V mower (Twin 18V) and is suitable for lawns up to 560 square metres (plastic deck)

It has a 38cm (15") cutting width so works well even in tight spaces

It has 6 cutting heights that range between 25mm to 75mm (1" to 3")

It has a 40 litre grass box with a grass level indicator

It has a soft start, electronic brake and a battery capacity lamp

Other features include a rubber grip handlebar that is comfortable and an electric brake for user safety

Makita DLM382Z Cordless Lawn Mower

96% buyer satisfaction based on 600+ online buyer reviews

This is a 36V mower (Twin 18V) and is suitable for lawns up to 560 square metres

It has a 38cm (15") cutting width so works well even in tight spaces

It has an excellent range of 13 cutting heights that range between 20mm to 75mm (0.8" to 3")

It has a large 40 litre grass box

It has a soft start, a battery protection circuit and a battery capacity warning lamp

Other features include a rubber grip handlebar that is comfortable and an electric brake for user safety

Makita DLM432Z Cordless Lawn Mower

90% buyer satisfaction based on 250+ online buyer reviews

36V rotary mower - requires two 18V Li-ion LXT slide type batteries

43cm cutting width (17") - this is pretty much a standard cutting width

13 cutting heights from 20mm to 75mm which can be quickly adjusted using a single lever

50 litre grass box, and you can see inside rather than have to take the box off to check if it is full up

This mower is suitable for cutting lawns of up to about 575 square metres.

This is one of their best selling cordless mowers, and a good choice if you already own a couple of compatible batteries and a charger. The other useful feature is that it has a sort start which does make the mower start gently.

Makita DLM460Z Twin 18V (36V) Li-ion LXT Brushless Lawn Mower

92% buyer satisfaction based on 150+ online buyer reviews

This is a 36V mower (Twin 18V) and is suitable for lawns up to 800 square metres

It has a 46cm (18.1") cutting width

It has an excellent range of 10 cutting heights that range between 20mm to 75mm (0.8" to 3")

It has a large 60 litre grass box

It has a soft start, dual battery fuel gauge that indicates the remaining power in each individual battery in 3 stages

This model ha a "Quiet mode" - does by delivering a rotation speed 2,500 rpm by constant speed control

Other features include a rubber grip handlebar that is comfortable and an electric brake for user safety

84% buyer satisfaction rating based on 20+ online buyer reviews

Makita DLM462Z Cordless Lawn Mower Review

  • Recommended for lawns of up to 1,900 square metres
  • This is a 36V mower
  • You can use it for cutting, collecting and mulching
  • It has a 46cm cutting width with 10 cutting height levels, ranging from 20mm up to 100mm
  • It has a 60 litre grass box
  • It also comes with a child lock key
  • It has an IPX4 waterproof design for using in wet weather

Makita DLM530Z Cordless Lawn Mower

84% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ online buyer reviews

This is a 36V brushless lawnmower (Twin 18V) with a steel deck and is suitable for lawns up to 2.300 square metres

It has a 53cm (20.8") cutting width

It has an excellent range of 10 cutting heights that range between 20mm to 100mm (0.8" to 4")

It has a large 60 litre grass box

It has a soft start for smoother start-ups, variable electronic 2 speed selection and constant speed control to deliver up to 2,800 rpm

The DLM530Z is equipped with four battery ports; four batteries can be fitted to the mower and using the manual battery selection switch you may select which battery pair to use.

Makita DLM532Z Lawn Mower

84% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ online buyer reviews

This mower is a brushless mower with a steel deck that runs on twin 18V batteries (not included)

It is suitable for use on lawns of up to 2,300 square metres

Has a 53 cm cutting width (21") and 10 cutting heights from 20 to 100 mm (0.8 to 4")

It has a 70 litre grass box

It has a soft start, variable electronic 2 speed selection and constant speed control to deliver up to 2,800 rpm

This comes with 4 battery ports; four batteries can be fitted to the Lawn Mower. With the manual selection switch you may select with battery pair to use.

The DLM532Z is self-propelled and has a 2 stage handle height adjustment.

Makita DLM533Z Lawn Mower

92% buyer satisfaction based on 10+ online buyer reviews

This mower is a brushless mower with a steel deck that runs on twin 18V batteries (not included)

It is suitable for use on lawns of up to 2,300 square metres

Has a 53 cm cutting width (21") and 10 cutting heights from 20 to 100 mm (0.8 to 4")

It has a 70 litre grass box

It has a soft start, variable electronic 2 speed selection and constant speed control to deliver up to 2,800 rpm, electric brake and child lock key

This comes with 4 battery ports; four batteries can be fitted to the Lawn Mower. With the manual selection switch you may select with battery pair to use.

The DLM532Z is self-propelled, has a 2 stage handle height adjustment and is IPX4 rated waterproof

Makita Mowers with Batteries and Charger

Makita DLM380PM2 Cordless Lawnmower

94% buyer satisfaction rating based on 300+ online buyer reviews

This mower comes with 2 x 18 V (4.0 Ah batteries and DC18RD dual port charger)

For small to medium lawns

Has a 38 cm cutting width, 6 cutting heights and a 40 litre grass box

Height adjustable bar for different body sizes

Compact storage size thanks to the foldable handle

Easy to transport thanks to the integrated carry handle

Makita DLM382CT2 with 2 x 5.0 Ah Batteries and Twin Port Charger

96% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ online buyer reviews

This is a 36V mower (Twin 18V) and is suitable for lawns up to 540 square metres (Please note this model has a plastic deck)

It has a 38cm (15") cutting width so works well even in tight spaces

It has an excellent range of 13 cutting heights that range between 20mm to 75mm (0.8" to 3")

It has a 40 litre grass box

It has a soft start, a single rotary type two tooth blade, and electric brake for increased operator safety

Makita DLM382PM2 with 2 x 4.0 Ah Batteries and Twin Port Charger

92% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer reviews

This is a 36V mower (Twin 18V) and is suitable for lawns up to 560 square metres (Please note this model has a plastic deck)

It has a 38cm (15") cutting width so works well even in tight spaces

It has an excellent range of 13 cutting heights that range between 20mm to 75mm (0.8" to 3")

It has a 40 litre grass box

It has a soft start, a battery capacity warning lamp, instant start-up and battery protection circuit

It also has a rubberised handle for comfort and an electric brake.

Makita DLM432CT2 Lawnmower with 2 x 5.0 Ah Batteries and Twin Port Charger

90% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ online buyer reviews

Comes with 2 x 18V 5.0Ah batteries and  a twin port charger

This model has a 43cm cutting width

13 cutting heights 920-75mm)

50 litre grass box

We like that is has a soft start and an electric brake

Makita DLM432PT2 Lawnmower with 2 x 5.0 Ah Batteries and Twin Port Charger

94% buyer satisfaction based on 150+ online buyer reviews

This is a 36V mower (Twin 18V) and is suitable for lawns up to 950 square metres and comes with a dual port charger and 2 x 5.0Ah batteries

It has a 43cm (17") cutting width

It has an excellent range of 13 cutting heights that range between 20mm to 75mm (0.8" to 3")

It has a 50 litre grass box with grass level indicator

It has a soft start, a battery capacity warning lamp, instant start-up and battery protection circuit

It also has a rubberised handle for comfort and an electric brake.

Makita DLM460PT2 Twin 18V (36V) Li-ion LXT Brushless Lawn Mower

94% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ online buyer reviews

This is a 36V mower (Twin 18V) and is suitable for lawns up to 800 square metres and comes with 2 x 5.0Ah batteries and twin port charger

It has a 46cm (18.1") cutting width

It has 10 cutting heights that range between 20mm to 75mm (0.8" to 3")

It has a 60 litre grass box

It also has a soft start and constant speed control, to deliver up to 3,300 rpm and 1,450 watts of power

Makita Tool Only Explained

As you can see you can buy a Makita lawnmower without the battery and charger and this is called a "tool only" option. This is ideal if you already own batteries and a charger for other compatible Makita power or garden tools.

That's the same with most brands and the whole purpose of that is to really try and get brand loyalty.

Makita Lawn Mower Battery Options Explained

Makita cordless lawnmowers run on Twin 18V batteries. You can get these in 4 different power battery ratings:

  • 3.0 Ah - 22 minute charging time
  • 4.0 Ah - 36 minute charging time
  • 5.0 Ah - 45 minute charging time
  • 6.0 Ah - 55 minute charging time

Cutting Widths Explained

The width of a mower will determine how quickly you can cut your lawn. In reality the bigger the better. You tend to find that the cutting width is bigger on mowers designed to cut larger lawns. 43cm is pretty much the standard width cutting size on most mowers.

You should also consider do you perhaps have a narrow strip of lawn which is hard to get at. Just check that the width of the mower will be able to fit into that strip of lawn.

Cutting Heights Explained

The height that you cut your grass to is really a matter of personal choice. Some people like it really short, and others prefer a lush look and to do that it needs to be longer.

The first cut of the Spring means your grass is usually long. It is better to do an initial cut on a high setting, and then do the next cut on a lower setting. That makes it easier for your mower and is actually better for your lawn as well. The grass doesn't get damaged from too harsh a cut.

Most mowers should offer heights from around 20mm and up to 50mm. Lawns are best kept at 25-40 mm tall.

Makita Brand

Makita make a range of power tools. In terms of gardening tools, they make Chainsaws, Hedge Trimmers, Line Trimmers, Brush Cutters, Split-Shaft Lawn Mowers, Grass Shears, Scarifiers, Blowers, Mist Blower, Pressure Washers, Pumps, Shredders and Petrol Disc Cutters.

With 100 years of experience, their products are lauded the world over for both their performance and quality. They have a dedicated research and development centre in Japan, and a manufacturing plant in Telford, England.

They bought over Dolmar in 1991 making them one of the strongest in the Outdoor Power Equipment market.

Makita Warranty

All Makita tools come with a 1 year manufacturer warranty as standard. When you register the product online with them, they then extend this by a further 2 years, giving you a 3 year warranty. The tool should be registered by the end user within 30 days of purchase.

Enda


I am someone who enjoys a little gardening. Now I am not someone who spend hours in the garden, but I do like both my front and back gardens to look really nice. Well kept lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, and borders filled with plants, make a huge difference, to how your property looks.

Enda McLarnon

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