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Ssshhh…… is that generator on?

Quiet 16 kva generator

The Makinex 16kva Honda engine generator is making big noises by not making big noises.                                

There was an old saying that children should be seen and not heard. Thankfully our quiet engine generators are not as outdated as that saying or some other makes of power equipment.

Here at Multiquip, we are proud to offer another advancement in a common construction product with the Makinex quiet engine generator range. Available in either 10kva or 16kva these robust, powerful generators are ideal for providing power to equipment for a wide range of applications. They are fitted with a noise-dampening cabinet to ensure compliance with noise regulations for outdoor use.

 Quiet Engine Generator

There are many generators on the market but none are as quiet or can be used in the same environment as our generators. At 66db our generators are quieter than a vacuum cleaner and the same as a tumble dryer.

These Honda Engine generators are suitable for outdoor use in rental yards, construction sites, and rural areas. A unique push handle with four wheels give great manoeuvrability and transport around the workplace is a snap.

Innovative design allows these units to be one of the quietest generators in the industry, suitable for use in any outdoor application which gives these products the Quiet Engine Generator tag.


Outlets Honda Engine Generator

The alternator in these generators incorporates a special design that allows the user to extract 15% more power from the same engine giving enough energy to power anything, anywhere.

As well as being the most compact generator on the market, both generators come with the reliable Honda Engine, GX390 in the 10kva and GX690 in the 16kva. For outlets, the 10kva comes with 2 x 230v outlets and 1 x 400v outlet and the 16kva has 1 x 110v, 1 x 230v and 1 x 400v meaning that you can combine 3 phase and single phase outlets.

If 16kva is not enough for you, we can provide a parallel box which will allow you to combine 2 generators together giving you a combined 32kva.

Parallel box

All our Honda engine generators come with a 3year warranty giving great peace of mind to the user which is why these units are becoming the go to for the construction industry.

Why not visit our website to view our range of quiet engine generators. here.


We are offering huge summer discounts on both the 16va and 10va models!

16KVA was £11,440 is now £5,550! That’s a saving of over 50%! >SHOP NOW<

10KVA was £7,344 is now £4,250! That’s a saving of over 40%! >SHOP NOW<

These summer savings are only available while stocks last! 

If you would like to know more about our range of generators, 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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Work Faster, Work Safer

At Multiquip UK, we’ve been providing the tools that help construction workers all over the world do their job quicker, more effectively and safer – the latter of which has always been at the forefront of our product innovation. One of the areas which we are always looking to make safer is lifting in construction, and our powered hand truck is designed to protect your resources and yourself when working on-site.

Lifting in construction without assistance puts huge strain on your legs and back, and it’s not sustainable for weeks on the job, with no time to rest. Beyond this, actually injuring your back can leave you in real difficulty, unable to work in the immediate and long-term difficulties are always a concern with back injuries. Currently in the UK, the average claim for a back injury is around £8,000.00 so there is considerable consequences for the employer & employee in regards to bad methods of manual handling.

The Powered Hand Truck available on our website uses the principles of balance and leverage to ensure safe lifting and moving of heavy, bulky and fragile objects and materials of up to 140kg by just one person. Safety is always of paramount importance to us at Multiquip and this bit of kit allows you to work safer and faster, transporting what needs to go around site without the need for motor-powered equipment or risking your own personal safety.

The Makinex Powered Hand Truck is currently in use on sites all over the world, protecting workers from bad backs and injuries globally, and in the UK Multiquip are the exclusive providers of this market-leading technology in the UK. Lifting in construction can be very dangerous if not done properly, and the powered hand truck that we supply protects you on-site.

If you’re worried about your back from lifting in construction or the health of your staff on-site, then investing in a powered hand truck can keep you at work, protect your materials on-site and can help to meet project deadlines. To find out more, talk to the experts at Multiquip on 0161 339 2223 or via email at Alternatively, you can fill out the form on our Contact page which can be found here.

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Breathing easy while dry cutting with iQ Saws

iQ Saws - Dry Cutting

Controlling respirable silica dust while dry cutting concrete and masonry is essential to worker safety. These tools will keep your workers safe.

Many of the best tools in the concrete and masonry business were invented by a contractor who had a need and found a solution. “I was working with my brother Joel [as a masonry contractor] and we were trying to put together our dust control program,” says Paul Guth, president of iQ Power Tools. “But we couldn’t find what we needed so we decided to adapt our own tools. We wanted to do dry cutting so we developed our own dust collection tool to use in our business. We took it to our first trade show (World of Concrete) in 2004 and sold machines right off the floor so we knew we had something.”

Dry Cutting - iQ Dustless Saws

Even before OSHA changed the requirements for controlling respirable silica dust in 2017, contractors knew that protecting their workers from dust was important. Inhaling the very fine silica dust created when dry cutting concrete or masonry causes irreversible lung damage and can lead to silicosis. Guth explains that “the dust you breathe into your lungs gets trapped by a little mucus pod that then creates a little scar tissue and you just lost that piece of lung. The more you breathe that dust, you continue to lose lung capacity. If a guy starts doing that when he’s 19 years old, by the time he’s 30 he can have significantly reduced lung capacity. That’s the simple message I want workers to understand: when you’re 30 years old do you still want to be able to run around with your kids?”

There are various ways of controlling the dust generated during cutting but many rely on water. “Dry cutting has a lot of advantages, says Guth. “If you’re indoors or in Michigan in the winter, wet cutting is not an option. Here in California, it depends on the kind of project. We were doing a big jail project and the specification said that if we wet-cut a CMU we had to wait 24 hours to install it. To be 24 hours ahead on every cut is a real challenge so we decided we needed to dry cut and that meant we needed a dust control system. So a masonry saw was one of the first tools we made. We just built it in our shop and used it.”

Today, all iQ’s tools incorporate a dry cyclonic dust extractor system. “When we are developing a tool, whether a concrete saw or a tile saw, we always integrate the dust collection so the end user can just turn it on and use it. He doesn’t have to go find a dust hood and a dust extractor or the adapters or anything,” Guth says.

iQ’s tools meet the OSHA requirements but Guth’s team doesn’t focus on that. “We never used that as a scare tactic. We met the requirements even before the new regs. The rules are there to protect people. We were involved as they were being revised. My brother went to Washington and testified. We were big proponents of leaving the regulations where they were and just truly enforce them. But they ended up changing things and it’s more complicated but also more comprehensive. It has good and bad points. Most contractors try to meet the regulations. It depends on the size of the contractor and who they are working for. Larger general contractors, their insurance companies are telling them to comply, so they are pushing that down to the mason contractors and the concrete contractors. They need to understand the regulations, put the training in place, and make sure they are using the right tools. There’s training involved and having a competent person to manage the risk. From a contractor’s point of view, it’s a pain, but in the end it’s the right thing to do to protect our workers.”

Dry Cutting iQ Saws
iQ continues to thrive during the pandemic by innovating. Only now, in addition to building new tools, it’s in how they communicate with their dealers and customers. Since bringing people into their headquarters in California became impossible, they came up with what they call the iQ Virtual Visitor, a cord-free webcast studio on wheels. “It’s completely mobile,” says Guth, so we can use it to make Zoom calls anywhere in the world. We can bring in, virtually, 15 or 20 of our dealers or customers and do live demonstrations, training sessions, step-by-step maintenance procedures, or take them for a tour of our warehouse. A year ago we wouldn’t have thought of doing this but it’s definitely something we’re going hold on to after the pandemic is over. It’s a very effective way to communicate with a lot of people.”

Sarah Hurtado, iQ’s marketing manager, adds, “iQ believes in personal relationships. There are actually real people ‘behind the tools. We care about both our customers and our customers’ customers. We plan to continue providing hours of educational and interesting opportunity videos during this time of physical distance. The iQ Virtual Visitor is an easy and powerful way for our customers to see key features and benefits of some of our tools and the many benefits they offer.”

If you’re interested in the iQ saws range at Multiquip we are the exclusive UK supplier! View the range online or contact our team for a product demonstration!

Blog credits – and Bill Palmer

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Moving Forward With Makinex


Multiquip (UK) Ltd are happy to announce that an agreement has been reached with Makinex Construction Products to represent the brand throughout the UK. Brand partnerships are central to the way that we operate at Multiquip UK and we couldn’t be prouder to associate ourselves with the Australian firm that not only produces some of the finest products on the market, but also places the value of exterminating inefficiencies at the heart of everything they do – a goal that we share with our innovations too, consistently striving to save time, money, and lives with our equipment.

Expanding our product portfolio has always been an important consideration at MQ UK and we are both proud and excited to be representing Makinex and their products within the UK. The quality and integrity of the Makinex products complement our existing range perfectly and carry the attributes we always look for from a business partner; innovation, quality practical design and safety. 

All Makinex products are now available from our online store! 

We firmly believe that this agreement serves mutual benefit to both Multiquip UK and Makinex. We’re particularly excited to bring the Makinex Powered Hand Truck into our portfolio, which allows one user to safely handle goods up to 140kg without need for a forklift or other heavy machinery; saving time, money and potentially lives & the health of its operators.

Our sales team is looking forward to bringing Makinex products into the UK market. Our hands-on sales approach means that our clients can make a calculated decision based on our core selling principle; putting the equipment in the hands of the user. We are supremely confident that Makinex products will thrive under this principle just as our machinery does; all the machinery that we sell is something that we truly believe in.

To arrange a demonstration for any Makinex product, get in touch with our sales team today, via our website or on 0161 339 2223 and selecting option 2.


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Silicosis Makes it to Parliament

A group of MPs has demanded action to protect construction workers from ‘preventable’ illness silicosis – our dustless masonry saw helps to provide a safe environment for workers.

Thousands of construction workers are being put at risk by breathing in tiny dust particles when they drill or cut stone, a new report has stated. Workers are being put at risk of developing silicosis – a chronic lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica dust.

It states that Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) is the biggest risk to construction workers’ health after asbestos. The report said that in the UK alone an estimated 600,000 workers are exposed to silica. Symptoms include a persistent cough, shortness of breath with weakness and tiredness. There is no cure and treatments aim to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. The All Party Parliamentary Group for Respiratory Health has urged the Government to take action to prevent the “next asbestos” from taking more lives in the UK.

Here at Multiquip, we are proud to play our part in this initiative with the dustless technology incorporated into our iQMS362 masonry saw. Safety on the job site plays an important part in our mindset when it comes to product offerings, and the dustless system of our masonry saw will help when it comes to the provision of a safe environment. 

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Aside from the significant health benefits, the iQMS362 masonry saw is the next game-changer for the construction industry. It’s unmatched speed and accuracy, versatility in material cutting, portability, power management and dust collection make the iQMS362 dry cut masonry saw the only choice for masonry professionals. 

The Q-Drive blade allows the iQMS362 to cut up to 40 % faster than any competitor in its class. No other masonry saw can cut as fast or as wide a range of materials as this masonry saw. The Q-Drive blades incorporate the latest in diamond tool technology. The arrayed diamonds make for faster, more consistent cutting speeds. When one set of diamonds begin to wear out, there is a 2nd row right behind that is ready to cut.

masonry saw

The 3 stage cyclonic filtration and the dust containment features are what really makes this masonry saw stand out. We firmly believe the iQMS362 can help companies and employees take steps towards trying to tackle silicosis head on which is entirely preventable but unfortunately, often fatal. 

Hopefully, the latest report can help bring together the Government, the construction industry and the Health and Safety Executive to improve the at-work health around the issue of silica dust.

You can view all our dustless saws here, including the iQMS362 and read the 5-star reviews from existing customers who have purchased this magnificent product

If you would like to know more about our range of dustless saws 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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Pioneering walk behind trowels since the 1930s

walk behind trowel

The MQ Whiteman walk behind trowel has been at the centre of the concrete finishing world for over 80 years.

The Multiquip MQ Whiteman walk behind trowel range is today universally recognised as the best in the world. Able to deliver high horsepower, excellent rotor speeds and built-in durability, MQ Whiteman walk behind power trowels have been the favourite of concrete contractors for generations.

Top-quality components. Concrete contractors demand reliable equipment to get the job done right. The MQ Whiteman gearbox uses a heat-treated worm gear and composite bronze gear to ensure that your machine isn’t sidelined during a critical job.

Low cost of ownership. Our spider assembly uses high-strength wear plates made of trowel steel to prevent wear on key components. Repairing your trowel won’t cost you the earth as we make sure our replacement parts are priced correctly. Low cost, high wearing service parts which none of the competition have and why we believe makes our walk behind trowels the best in the industry.

walk behind trowel

Quick Pitch Handle system. Our patented spring-loaded design enables the operator to react rapidly to changing concrete conditions. Blade pitch is increased or decreased in 0.3cm increments by moving the latching lever back and forth. For infinite blade control of your walk behind trowel, we have the standard handle enabling you to adjust the pitch to your desired angle. Ergonomic handle design provides more comfort for the operator and isolation mounts on the handle ensure industry low vibration figures. 

walk behind trowel

Ongoing product development. At MQ Whiteman we don’t stand still when it comes to development. That’s why we’ve introduced our unique 3 in 1 walk behind trowel. It is a 36” machine which can be converted to a 30” machine and is also an edger in both configurations. The patented ABS plastic rotating guard ring resists concrete build up. This walk behind trowel comes with either Quick Pitch or Standard option and is shipped in 36” configuration. 

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The top of the range. The MQ Whiteman 1201cm HDA series walk behind trowel features a heavy duty gearbox, CVT drive system and a 13HP Honda engine. This machine can deliver blade speed up to 225 rpm which is perfect for high specification low tolerance floors. This heavy duty walk behind trowel delivers the power and performance required by top contractors.

When you purchase a walk behind trowel 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 walk behind trowels, 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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