Makita DLM464Z

Makita DLM464Z

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Makita DLM464Z
3.3

17 reviews

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Build Quality
3.9
Value for Money
3.3
Ease of Use
3.4
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0
Noise Level
4.1
Safety
4.3
Wet / Damp Grass Performance
3.3
Battery Life
3.4

Reviews

17 reviews
Excellent
Excellent Victoria13 posts
 

Makita DLM 464 36v

I purchased one of these 2 years ago it’s been a fantastic mower very well built plenty of power good battery life especially on an average town lawn . No fuels oil change such a breeze’ good turn around charging time on the fast charger. Preformed well As you would expect from Makita..Would highly recommend for a electric alternative to petrol.. Show details
Doug
DougCentral, SA
 

Good for small manicured Lawn

Hi Purchased this mower thinking it would cut my 600m2 of Kikuyu Grass . By
Straight out of the box fully charged batteries it did the job on a grass which needed a 50mm cut
Next time I cut the lawn mower cut out repeatedly cutting slightly longer grass , 2 @ 5ah batteries didn't cut 300m2 use my other 5ah batteries got to 500m2 had to resort to 2@ 3ah just finished the job , mower would have cut / choked at least 5 times .
The red engagement handle became very uncomfortable after about 300m2 .
Would not recommend for unmanicured lawns over 350m2
Bought this as I have Makita Power tools
Disappointed, Sold after second use for a $100 loss Show details
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Trifin
TrifinHunter Region, NSW2 posts
 

Nice build but too underpowered DLM464

I bought this because my victa 82V was bulldozing grass because of a badly designed low hanging skirt at the front end. The Makita is well built and good for a light cut but it stalls way too easy if the grass is a bit longer. Its so embarrassing to use it out the front if anyone is watching. Stall after stall after stall. In comparison the victa was a powerhouse. I think that the combination of just 2 18v batteries is not enough for lawnmowing unless you want to cut it long. I would rather cut it shorter. Also, i have 2 x 5amphr batteries and they die way too quick. Again, the victa 82v would cut for 20min fully loaded. Makita seems like half that. Show details
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Trevor Whittaker
Trevor WhittakerDarling Downs, QLD2 posts
 

A nightmare ,very poor mower

I have a couch lawn and this mower does not have the power to cut it short.
The battery lasts 15 minutes max . The safety bar is a killer on the hands,I have to cable tie in position and as soon as the mower finds it a bit hard going it cuts out ,which is very regular,then I have to loose the tie to start up again.This mower is only good for picking up leaves not cutting grass.
I have spent a lot of money on this mower and feel it is waisted.
I bought this mower because I have a lot of makita tools and batteries but find the older batteries won’t work in this mower.
Very bad decision buying this mower. Show details
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Richard
Richard2 posts
 

FAILURE OF THIS MACHINE

Appalling product. Only used six times at the most and no matter what, cannot get it to work. Did a useless job on cutting grass when it was working. Show details
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Rory Lovelock
Rory LovelockAU2 posts
 

Not good enough for the job

just not there yet. cuts out every few metres.. and that is brand new batteries brand new sharp blade.. once these things start to wear it will get worse. 18v is not good enough for the task in hand.. petrol or a competitors more powerful battery mower seems to be the way to go. wasted hundreds of dollars, Show details
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Bruce
Bruce
 

I find I get a better grass cut ,even with damp grass ,battery time perfect amount of time, mower moves with ease

Manoeuvre of mower is great to handle, my grass is summer grass, cuts with ease I cut on number 4 setting, battery charge every 3 to 4 weeks any extra power I use on wiper snipper,or blower of the Mikita range,catcher I empty about 5to6times I’m happy with catcher and easy to clean, lock nuts on arm , once loosen makes it easy to fold when finished and in the shelf it goes. Show details
Stuart64
Stuart64Canberra16 posts
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Winston
Winston2 posts
 

Keeps cutting out

Owned for 6 months. Keeps cutting out, and then the power light flashes. No obstructions or anything. Runs for 10 seconds then dies. Then 5 seconds and dies, 3, 2 and so on. The red safety bar is murder on your hands too - need to jerry rig a cable tie to keep the machine running. Sometimes Makita gets it and sometimes it missed the boat by a mile. A load of garbage. Show details
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NNair
NNairCountry NSW150 posts
 
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carlsbertram
carlsbertramGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC5 posts
 

Not a bad mower for home use

This Makita mower does ok on regularly maintained lawns, but mine has started to really struggle on some thick buffalo lawns I have tackled, to the point where it just cuts out. To be fair, what I throw at it I think the 6ah batteries would help, it's a shame that is the biggest though when you consider AEG make a 9ah, Dewalt a 9ah and Milwaukee make a 12ah.

Battery life indicator could be a little clearer and as others have mentioned, the safety bar is noticeably stiff.

Edit: electric motor was repaired under warranty due to it failing. Not quite happy with it's performance after the warranty repair. Show details

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Kal
KalDunlop 2615, ACT36 posts
 
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S W.
S W.Canberra Central 2601, ACT11 posts
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Electric game changer

It’s solidly out together and feels well made.
Inserting the twin batteries that came with the kit and switching on for the first time, I realised how good this thing is.

The deck is true and accurate, and the quietness of the motor is amazing. No ear defenders and stink of petrol. Clean, quiet and quick.

Very happy with the results, and registering for the five year Makita warranty for free, seems like a no-brainer. Show details

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bulliton de Sang
bulliton de SangPerth, WA11 posts
 
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Col Mack
Col MackSydney Surrounds, NSW6 posts
 
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Questions & Answers

Beaver
Beaver

Purchased my Makita DLM464 in April 2023. It has been used about a dozen times since purchase and lightweight work. This thing fails to start on correct ignition/engagement process. Is this a known fault? If so is there a fix or does this become a painful return and warranty claim?

Roy
Roy  

Hi my DLML464 is difficult to start, I am wondring if the same issue as your? Have you fixed the problem?

John H.
John H.

What is the folded body length and height of the mower?

MAGGIE
MAGGIE

Is this mower self-propelled

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Details

CategoryBattery Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $549
Power SourceBattery (Removable)
FeaturesMulching Capability
Catcher Capacity60 L
Cutting Deck MaterialSteel
Cutting Width460 mm
Number of Blades2
Weight27.4 kg
Voltage 36 V
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine TypeLithium-Ion Battery
ManualDownload manual and manual 2
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  • MPN: DLM464Z

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