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BLACK+DECKER™ Expands Line of 40V MAX* Lawn & Garden Tools

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BLACK+DECKER™ Expands Line of 40V MAX* Lawn & Garden Tools

TOWSON, Md., May 26, 2015 -- BLACK+DECKER announces additions to their collection of 40V MAX* outdoor tools with the 40V MAX* Brushless Trimmer & Edger and the 40V MAX* 20 Inch & 16 Inch Lawnmowers with AutoSense™ Technology.These BLACK+DECKER tools are part of a larger 40V MAX* family of outdoor equipment that includes hedge trimmers, sweepers, and mowers.

The new 40V MAX* Trimmer & Edger features a durable, high efficiency brushless motor that provides more power and up to 30% longer runtime than its bestselling predecessor**. A variable speed trigger allows users to choose the optimal cut speed for their application which provides maximum control over power and runtime. The trimmer's .080 line allows it to easily clear thick grass and weeds and an Automatic Feed Spool AFS® System automatically feeds trimmer line without needing to be bumped. This trimmer clears a wide area with a 13" cut swath, helping to complete yard work quickly and easily. Weighing only 7.5lbs and with a soft grip arm support and a new inline design, the 40V MAX* Brushless Trimmer & Edger is comfortable and convenient. At suggested retail price of $179.99, it's a great option for the homeowner looking for an affordable and high performance trimmer.

The 40V MAX* 20in & 16in Lawnmowers are the first BLACK+DECKER mowers to feature AutoSense™ Technology which determines the thickness of grass and makes power adjustments accordingly. For thicker grass, the mowers kick into high power while in lighter grass, the mowers lower the power output to conserve battery life and extend runtime. The mowers each come with two batteries, for double the run time. When not in use, the extra battery can be stored in a convenient compartment on the top of the mower. The extra battery also provides a backup that can be used with the system of 40V MAX* BLACK+DECKER lawn & garden tools. In addition, these mowers each feature 7 height settings that can be adjusted with a simple lever. With convenient 3-in-1 mulching and bagging, the 20in also features EDGEMAX® which provides up-to-the edge cutting.

Each tool in the system uses a high performance 40V MAX* lithium ion battery, which provides powerful performance and long battery life and makes them great alternatives to the hassles of gas-powered equipment.

Recommended Retail Price, Model #, Retail availability:

LST540 - 40V MAX* Brushless String Trimmer $179.99Currently available
CM2040 - 40V MAX* 20" Lawnmower $399.99Currently available
CM1640 - 40V MAX* 16" Lawnmower $329.99Currently available

Limited Warranty: 3 year limited warranty and 30 day money-back guarantee.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 36.
**On average versus the LST136. 

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Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, outdoor yard care equipment, and home products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that BLACK+DECKER's products will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on BLACK+DECKER products, visit or follow BLACK+DECKER on Facebook & Twitter.


Abigal Dreher

Press contact Director, Public Relations

Alyssa Morrello

Press contact Public Relations Manager