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Coleg Cambria is done – but not dusted

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Multiquip UK were invited to an awareness day at Coleg Cambria alerting brickwork students about ways to combat silicosis in the construction industry. Our representative Kevin Welsh took along the iQMS362 Masonry Saw which proved to be an eye-opener for the young audience. 

Silicosis is the biggest risk to construction workers after asbestos and as part of a construction safety workshop, Coleg Cambria were eager for us to come and show the up-and-coming brickies that the latest technology means they can say goodbye to dust and silica for good!!

The students were able to see first-hand the new iQMS362 masonry saw which is proving to be hugely popular with contractors for the significant health and benefits and unmatched cutting performance and speed of setup.

The iQMS362 brick saw is fitted with a vacuum system, filter system and a dust containment tray. The 270-degree dust reduction system captures the dust within the blade guard, rear dust guard and a louvred table also captures downdraft via a high powered vacuum.

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In addition to the dust capture, the focused airflow from the vacuum keeps the blade cool to the touch during cutting. This means less heat, less friction, less warping and increased life of your saw blade and masonry saw.

This was the start of a busy day for Kevin. The afternoon was spent doing a demonstration for a contractor which resulted in a sale and a very happy customer as you can see from the review below:

“Was a bit hesitant to buy it at first as our Stihl saw has always done the job but this saw is a game changer. No dust, perfect cuts on brick and block, no noise pollution.

Absolute cracking bit of kit. Our joiner commented he had never seen the cut ups on a gable as good before – says it all because he moans about everything

Looking forward to doing a block paving job with it as that will set us apart from the competition”

We are also seeing new legislation in the workplace, especially in Ireland, meaning that employers and business owners can combine a great performing machine in a safe environment. A recent review of the iQMS362 masonry saw highlighted this.

I’m delighted with the iQMS362-CE 420 mm saw. A new national standard in Ireland requires masonry block samples to be dry-cut to yield a clean, flat surface for examination. The iQMS362-CE delivers this without generating dust, something which could never be done with a con-saw. The saw is well-built and solid, yet easy to move around and clean. I’m confident it will last for years

Demonstrations are currently happening up and down the UK. We are confident the iQMS362 masonry saw will provide the perfect investment for your business and your workforce. Less start-up time, less cleanup time, less wastage and most importantly, no harmful silica and dust to be inhaled by your workforce.

To learn more about the iQMS362 brick saw then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  You can call us on 0161 339 2223, you can also email us at or you can get in touch by using the online form that can be found on our Contact page.

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MQ Whiteman at the forefront of development

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MQ Whiteman develops the first fully hydraulic 90cm twin ride on power float.

The Multiquip MQ Whiteman ride on power floats are regarded as the very best in the industry. One of the reasons for this is the continuous development of the Whiteman trowels at the facility in Boise, Idaho – the latest development being the very first 90cm ride on power float to have hydraulic drive systems.

The MQ Whiteman LD6 is the latest ride on power float to come off the production line. The LD6 is the only fully hydrostatic 90cm ride on power float on the market today. Electro-proportional servo-controlled pump and high torque drive motors enable the LD6 to achieve performance levels unmatched in the industry by any 90cm ride on trowel on the market today. Proportional hydraulic steering enhances manoeuvrability while the all-new walk around frame design simplifies maintenance and offers easy access to all serviceable components.

The Drive System features include a 23 HP Briggs & Stratton air cooled V twin engine offers the quality, performance and dependability contractors demand. Poclain and Parker hydraulic components deliver the efficiency and performance required for panning and finishing. A common question from contractors is will it pan or will it finish. The LD6 can do both. A fully hydrostatic system offers years of trouble-free service.

The design features of this new ride on power float include proportional hydraulic steering which offers quick response with minimal operator effort. Electric pitch control for precise pitch angle and done at the flick of a switch. All elements of the spider assembly are available as spare part items meaning replacement part costs are kept to a minimum.

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Manual hand throttle and pump stroke controls allow the operator to set precise engine and blade speed rpm. The trowel performance can be tailored to the floor conditions. The palm handle ergonomic controls enhance productivity and reduce operator fatigue.

The LD6 ride on power float comes with a range of optional extra so clients can have the exact specification they require. These extras include an LED lighting kit with 6 LED lights, wiring harness and required hardware, an armrest kit for increased operator comfort along with the retardant spray system. The LD6 ride on power float also has an edger accessory which enables you to run right along the wall. Machine stability is achieved with this kit so the operator and machine can run in a controlled manor across the wall.

At MQ Whiteman research and development is key to our success. Our commitment to delivering high-quality ride on power floats is what keeps our range as the most respected in the industry. The new LD6 is the latest in what will be an exciting year in terms of our trowel development. Keep an eye on our blogs and website for more news.

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When you purchase a ride on power float from Multiquip our full customer assurance package includes comprehensive operator training, together with an unbeatable field support program.

If you would like to know more about our range of MQ Whiteman ride on power floats, or to arrange a demonstration, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can call us on 0161 339 2223, you can also email us at: or you can get in touch by using the online form that can be found on our Contact page.

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