Makita 18V X2 36V Backpack Vacuum XCV05Z Spotted

I spotted a new Makita 18V X2 Backpack vacuum over at the Makita UK website. (EDIT I have also found it on the Amazon USA website click here for the link) Out of all the cordless power tool brands, I can’t think of one brand more focused on cordless vacuums than Makita and they have plenty of them from 18V to 12V stick vacuums and recently have come out with full size wet dry models that run on corded and cordless power, but here we have a new’ish vacuum concept in the cordless power tool world with a backpack vacuum. Backpack vacuums are nothing new but this is the first time I’ve seen it done cordless with power tool batteries with their new Makita 18V X2 36V Backpack Vacuum model.

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The new Makita 18V X2 36V Backpack Vacuum is part of Makita’s 18V LXT line as it uses Makita 18V lithium ion LXT batteries to power it but it’s also a 36V vacuum. How you ask? Makita uses two 18V batteries at a time to double their voltage to 36 volts and is part of the X2 line of Makita power tools that also use double 18V batteries to pump out 36V. This is great news because it gives users 36 volt power without having to purchase tool specific 36V batteries and chargers and is a perfect fit for those already invested in the Makita 18V LXT line.

Notable features and specs are a brushless motor to help out with runtime, and is powered on/off and speed settings are controlled via a connected wired controller. I like this idea as you can hold the controller with one hand to power on/off and switch speeds while your other hand operates the hose. This way you wont have to reach behind or remove the backpack to change settings. You get a high and a low speed setting and the vacuum comes with a HEPA filter for fine dust particles. One thing I don’t find mentioned is the ability for wet vacuuming so it seems this is a dry mess only vacuum so don’t expect this to pick up spills and wet messes. As for runtime, we can expect up to 90 minutes on low and 60 minutes on high when paired with two Makita 18V 5.0ah batteries so the runtime is extremely good in my opinion giving users an hour of runtime on high speed.

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Makita 18V X2 36V Backpack Vacuum USA model XCV05Z / UK model DVC260


  • Powered by two 18V Li-ion batteries in series to supply energy to the powerful 36V DC motor drive system.
  • Brushless motor
  • High/Low power selection via controller
  • LED job light
  • Lightweight 28mm diameter hose
  • Comfortable backpack harness
  • HEPA filter with high filtration capacity for clean exhaust air.
  • Telescopic straight pipe with adjustment range of 500-850mm
  • Flexible rubber nozzle ideal for cleaning uneven surfaces.


  • Continuous Run Time (2 x 5.0Ah) Lo: 90mins / Hi: 60mins
  • Battery Type Lithium-ion
  • Voltage 36V (18V x2)
  • Max Airflow 1.5 m³/min
  • Dust Bag Capacity 2.0 litres
  • Max Sealed Suction 7.1 kPa
  • Noise sound pressure 70 dB(A)
  • Noise K factor 2.5 dB(A)
  • Powerful motor generates 53 CFM of suction power and 28.5″ of water Lif
  • Suction Power Low / High 25 / 45 W
  • Vibration K factor 1.5 m/sec²
  • Vibration no load 2.5 m/sec²
  • Net weight 4.3 kg
  • weighs only 9.4 lbs. With batteries


  • Floor nozzle
  • Flexible rubber nozzle
  • Telescopic pipe assembly
  • Hose
  • Bent pipe
  • Hose band
  • Filter bag

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