Makita adds smart heated jackets to product range

Makita UK has added new, high visibility, heated smart jackets to its LXT and CXT ranges to help keep construction workers comfortable and protected on site during the winter.

It’s the first time Makita has offered heated jackets in high-viz (the others have been in other colours and materials).

Equipped with five heat zones, the DCJ206Z LXT Jacket, compatible with Makita’s 14.4V and 18V LXT batteries, will run in Hi, Medium and Lo heat settings to provide up to 35 continuous hours of comfort. The heat zones, located on the chest and back, are controlled by an on/off selector with LED indicator positioned on the chest, while an external transparent chest pocket protects ID card from the elements.

Complete with battery adaptor, the heated jackets are made of robust and durable fluorescent yellow polyester with reflective silver lines and are washable when detached from the battery. The jackets have a removable zipper hood and are fleece-lined, with the two-way front zipper opening from top and bottom.  The DCJ206Z hi-vis jacket, weighing a comfortable 1.2kg, is designed to meet ISO20471 and many other recognised standards, for use on roads and construction sites.

The CJ106DZ Heated CXT Jacket is compatible with 10.8V and 12Vmax CXT batteries and offers the same high quality design features as the LXT models, weighing 1.1kg and providing a run time of up to 14 hours when powered by a 4.0Ah Makita CXT battery.  These body only items are available in M/L/XL/2XL and 3XL sizes and come with their own CXT version of the adaptor.

Last month, Makita UK opened its third regional Factory Service Centre (FSC) in Hounslow, London. The new FSC joins Makita’s HQ facility in Milton Keynes, and the centre in Glasgow.

For more news and product information about the smart jackets, or other products from Makita UK, visit www.makitauk.com.