MTX-4 Cycle v Competitor W & B

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 W

W Offers 2 engines:
1. Honda GXR120-3.6HP at 4,100RPM.
2. Honda GX100-2.8HP at 4,100 RPM.

Competitor B

B Offers 2 engines:
1. Honda GXR120-3.6HP at 4,100RPM.
2. Honda GX100-2.8HP at 4,100 RPM.

Multiquip

Multiquip Offers 2 engines:
1. Honda GXR120-3.6HP at 4,100RPM.
2. Honda GX100-2.8HP at 4,100 RPM.

2. Lift Handle Design

2. Lift Handle Design

Competitor W

LIFT HANDLE: Straight, U-shaped flat-steel bar design

Competitor B

LIFT HANDLE: Straight, vertical cast-in bar design provides less leverage & ergonomics. Costly to replace if damaged.

Multiquip

LIFT HANDLE: Angled, horizontal grip-shaped tubular-plastic handle design offers superior ergonomics and leverage. Bolt-on handle easy to replace at minimal cost.

3. Rammer Shoe Design

3. Rammer Shoe Design

Competitor W

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

Competitor B

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

Multiquip

SHOE: 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 W

Plastic with no inner ribbing for reinforcement.

Competitor B

No internal reinforcement.

Multiquip

Plastic with internal ribbing offers superior flex control and durability.

5. Engine Protection

5. Engine Protection

Competitor W

Partial engine protection leaves much of the engine exposed including flywheel and the hot muffler.

Competitor B

Partial engine protection leaves some areas more exposed including flywheel and upper engine.

Multiquip

Fully-integrated engine protection offers superior protection of the engine, flywheel and the hot muffler.

6. Dipstick Access

6. Dipstick Access

Competitor W

Difficult to access through rammer guards.

Competitor B

Difficult to access through rammer guards and oil will drain onto guards & bottom protective frame.

Multiquip

Easy to access through rammer guards for clean oil extraction.

7. Throttle Lever

7. Throttle Lever

Competitor W

• Multi-function lever controls fuel supply, engine speed and shut- off.
• The idle position is difficult to gauge because there is no detent.

Competitor B

• Dual-function lever controls fuel supply and engine speed.
• Separate red knob controls on/off positions.
• Idle and full RPM positions are not clearly marked.
• Starting is not intuitive.

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 W

Hourmeter and tachometer are standard.

Competitor B

Hourmeter and tachometer are standard. Recessed location allows for debris accumulation in trench work.

Multiquip

Hourmeter and tachometer are standard. Easier to clean due to it’s flush positioning on the tank.

9. Oil Shut-Down

9. Oil Shut-Down

Competitor W

• External warning light indicates low engine oil level.
• Internal sensor shuts engine off within 10 seconds of start-up if low oil is detected.
• After initial 10 seconds 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.

Competitor B

• 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.
• This feature is a Competitor B feature, not a Honda one

Multiquip

• Honda offers no oil shut down.

10. Air Filtration System

10. Air Filtration System

Competitor W

CYCLONIC 3-STAGE AIR FILTRATION :
The Competitor W system is recommended to be inspected daily and gives no long term service interval.

Competitor B

NON-CYCLONIC 2-Stage Filtration:
The Competitor B system offers one paper filter on engine top and one paper filter on engine side with regular suction intake. Bomag recommends to inspect & clean paper filters several times a day. Engine side filter difficult to access requiring torx and phillips screw drives.

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 W

• Leading Competitor Published hand/arm vibration level is 6.5 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.

16% more vibration

Competitor B

• Published hand/arm vibration level is 6.9 m/s2. Higher number is more vibration felt by the operator.
• These shock-mounts are a good way to reduce hand/arm vibration, improve operator comfort and productivity.

23% more vibration

Multiquip

• Multiquip 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 W

WM100 has HDA286 Walbro . A diaphragm carburetors with air purge bulbs that facilitate easier starting by re-circulating fresh fuel into the carb.

Competitor B

Walbro HDA275B diaphragm HDA275B has gravity fed system of fuel circulation and lacks an air purge system for easy starting.

Multiquip

Subaru ER12 has Walbro HDA 304 & Honda GX100 has Walbro HDA235A. Diaphragm carburetors with air purge bulbs that facilitate easier starting by re-circulating fresh fuel into the carb.

Noise

Noise

Competitor W

Published Measured Guaranteed Sound Power Level: 108dB
• Shoe made of plastic makes more noise.
• Low sound power level number is good for health & safety.

Competitor B

Published Guaranteed Sound Power Level: 108dB
• Shoe made of plastic makes more noise.
• Low sound power level number is good for health & safety.

Multiquip

MTX70 Guaranteed Sound Power Level: 107dB
• Shoe made of steel makes less noise.
• Low sound power level is better for health & safety.

Contractors often equate noise with power. However, the noise made by rammers has nothing to do with impact force.

Advances in engine and muffler designs along with the material selected for rammers shoes continues to evolve. MTX-series rammers get the job done with lower noise output than competitive machines.

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.