Makita DUH551Z Twin 18v LXT Cordless Hedge Trimmer (Body Only)


The Makita DUH551 is a cordless hedge trimmer powered by 2x Makita 18v lithium-ion batteries giving the equivalent power of a 36v machine. It comes with a 550mm blade and a blade cover. The trimmer blade is a double-sided blade and its capable of up to 1,800 strokes per minute. It can cut up to 18mm diameter branches. It has five alternative handle positions and variable speed control which gives extra control - set the speed to low for trimming young leaves or a higher setting for more dense wood trimming. Because it is battery operated the noise level of this machine is very low. It features a battery capacity warning light that tells you when power level is low. When different battery capacities are used, this trimmer will stop when the battery with less capacity is empty. The battery capacity warning lamp will give warning of when the trimmer will stop.


The Makita twin 18v battery concept offers an expanding range of machines that utilise the established 18v lithium-ion battery capacity to deliver high power 36v performance whilst offering an economic purchase solution for existing Makita tool owners.



  • Powered by two 18v lithium-ion batteries to supply energy to the powerful 36v DC motor drive system
  • Well balanced tool design - the stress on the front arm and hand is reduced by positioning the battery port at the rear of the tool
  • 5 position rotating rear handle - locks at 45° and 90° and makes vertical and angled trimming easier and faster
  • Variable speed control dial allows low setting for trimming soft young leaves into a desired hedge shape or high setting for fast trimming at high speed
  • Large lock off lever
  • Soft start
  • XPT (eXtreme Protection Technology)
  • Battery capacity warning lamp
  • Extremely low noise
  • Electric brake



  • Voltage: 18v x 2 (36v)
  • Continuous run time: 42 - 57mins
  • Strokes per minute: 1000 - 1800 spm
  • Blade length: 550 mm
  • Max branch diameter: 18 mm
  • Maximum output: 320 w
  • Overall length: 1,061mm
  • Net weight: 5.1 kg


Noise & Vibration:

  • Noise sound pressure: 81.5 dB(A)
  • Noise sound power: 91.0 dB(A)
  • Noise K factor: 2.1 dB(A)
  • Vibration K factor: 1.5 m/sec²
  • Vibration no load: 2.5 m/sec²

Makita DUH551Z Twin 18v LXT Cordless Hedge Trimmer (Body Only)