MTX-4 Cycle v Competitor H

It is often said by our sales team that once a contractor uses a Mikasa plate compactor, they instantly realise the difference between the Mikasa brand and the competition.

We’ve highlighted various points below which we feel gives us the competitive advantage over other plate compactors in the market.

1. Engine Options

1. Engine Options

Competitor H

Offers 1 engine:
1. Honda GXR120-3.6HP at 4,100RPM.

Multiquip

Multiquip offers 2 engines:
1. Honda GXR120- (MTX70-80) 3.6HP at 4,100RPM.
2. Honda GX100- (MTX50-60-70) 2.8HP at 4,100 RPM.

2. Lift Handle Design

2. Lift Handle Design

Competitor H

Straight, flat-plastic bar design offers good ergonomics and leverage.

Multiquip

Angled, horizontal grip-shaped tubular-plastic handle design offers superior ergonomics and leverage.

3. Rammer Shoe Design

3. Rammer Shoe Design

Competitor H

Steel plate with plastic top. Plastic offers reduced shock absorption and durability.

Multiquip

Steel plate with laminated wood top. Laminated wood offers better shock absorption and manganese steel better durability in trench applications.

4. Bellows Design

4. Bellows Design

Competitor H

Plastic with no inner ribbing for reinforcement.

Multiquip

Plastic with internal ribbing offers superior flex control and durability.

5. Engine Protection

5. Engine Protection

Competitor H

Full engine protection covering muffler, engine and most of flywheel. Bottom steel and upper-plastic guards hardened
offering less impact absorption for increased risk of parts damage.

Multiquip

Full engine protection offers superior protection of the engine, flywheel and the hot muffler. All protective guards made of flexible- impact absorbing nylon plastic.

6. Dipstick Access

6. Dipstick Access

Competitor H

Difficult to access through rammer guards.

Multiquip

Easy to access through rammer guards for clean oil extraction.

7. Throttle Lever

7. Throttle Lever

Competitor H

• Multi-function lever controls fuel supply, engine speed and shut-off.
• A clear detent make it easy to locate the idle position.
• Idle and full RPM positions are clearly marked.
* Throttle lever design possible patent infringement against MQ Mikasa

Multiquip

• Patented lever design controls fuel supply, engine speed and shut-off.
• A clear detent make it easy to locate the idle position.
• Idle and full RPM positions are clearly marked.
• Starting and operation is easy and intuitive.

8. Digital Display

8. Digital Display

Competitor H

Hourmeter and tachometer are standard. Display buried inside is difficult to see hours and engine RPMs. Almost impossible to see engine RPMs while operating.

Multiquip

Hourmeter and tachometer are standard. Easy to see hours and engine RPMs while static or operating.

9. Oil Shut-Down

9. Oil Shut-Down

Competitor H

• External warning light indicates low engine oil level at recoil.
• Engine won’t start if light is on.
• Once engine is running system does not monitor oil levels. If oil runs low during operation it will not shut engine off.
• Limited engine protection as operator must monitor the oil once the unit is running.

Multiquip

• Honda offers no oil shut down.

10. Air Filtration System

10. Air Filtration System

Competitor H

NON-CYCLONIC 1-Stage Filtration:
The system offers one paper filter on engine top with regular suction intake. Competitor H recommends to inspect & clean paper filter daily. Substitute air filtration durability and reliability with air filter indicator, which also must check daily.

Multiquip

CYCLONIC 3-STAGE AIR FILTRATION:
The MQ system does a superior job of protecting the engine, capturing 98% of airborne particles. MQ recommends cleaning the air filter assembly every 80-100 hours. The longer service interval indicates a more durable and reliable design.

11. Engineered Shock-Mount System

11. Engineered Shock-Mount System

Competitor H

SHOCKMOUNT SYSTEM:
• Leading Competitor Published hand/arm vibration level is 6.4 m/s2. Higher number is more vibration felt by the operator.
• These shockmounts are a good way to reduce hand/arm vibration, improve operator comfort and productivity.

Multiquip

SHOCKMOUNT SYSTEM:
• Multquip Hand/arm vibration level is 5.6 m/s2. Lower number is less vibration felt by the operator.
• Multiquip Anti-Vibration Technology is a superior way to reduce hand/arm vibration, improve operator comfort and productivity.

12. Carburetor

12. Carburetor

Competitor H

Honda GXR120 has Walbro HDA235A. Diaphragm carburetors with air purge bulbs that facilitate easier starting by
re-circulating fresh fuel into the carb.

Multiquip

Honda GX100/GXR120 has Walbro HDA235A. Diaphragm carburetors with air purge bulbs that facilitate easier
starting by re-circulating fresh fuel into the carb.

RAMMER PRODUCTS

Multiquip has built a reputation on providing the most innovative, lowest maintenance and most productive rammers in the business. High performance and unparalleled reliability have made Multiquip’s Mikasa Rammers the #1 choice in the equipment rental industry and the standard among contractors everywhere.