MVC88 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.

construction products

1. Baseplate Design

1. Baseplate Design

Competitor H

SEMI-OPEN:
Grab bars and elongated upper-plate clutters plate semi-open space allowing for more material build up and the amount of time required for cleanup.

Multiquip

OPEN:
Clear and open spacing reduces the chance of material build up and the amount of time required for cleanup.

2. Lifting Points

2. Lifting Points

Competitor H

Bolt-on grab handle in front and back upper plate are not contoured or well positioned for easy handling.

Multiquip

Front and back grab points are contoured and specifically positioned for easy handling.

3. Drive System

3. Drive System

Competitor H

Centrifugal clutch with simple V-Belt drive

Multiquip

Centrifugal clutch with cogged belt design enhances service life and engine efficiency versus simple V-belt.

4. Belt Guard Protection

4. Belt Guard Protection

Competitor H

Several large vents on the belt guard allow for outside debris to enter and frequent service checks for more downtime.

Multiquip

Sealed belt guard deters outside debris entering with minimal service checks and downtime.

5. Low Vibration Handle

5. Low Vibration Handle

Competitor H

• Two handle vibrating systems.
• Standard handle hand/arm vibration level 6 m/s2.
• Low vibration handle level 1.3 m/s2. This is amoving part potentially requiring frequent servicing in rental environment.

Multiquip

• Single handle 4 point vibration filtration system.
• Hand/arm vibration level 2.1 m/s2.
• No moving parts and less risk of servicing in rental environment.

6. Exciter

6. Exciter

Competitor H

• Front mounted exciter assembly allows for easy service access.
• Single cast baseplate & eccentric lowers center of gravity improving travel speed versus bolt-on design.

Multiquip

• Front mounted exciter assembly allows for easy service access.
• Single cast baseplate & eccentric lowers center of gravity improving travel speed versus bolt-on design.

7. Exciter Oil Check

7. Exciter Oil Check

Competitor H

• No exciter oil gauge to check levels.
• Must remove the three bolts and exciter cover to check, drain and replace oil.

Multiquip

• Integrated exciter oil gauge for easy service check.
• Can easily drain and replace oil through the oil gauge port.

8. Filler Hole & Cap

8. Filler Hole & Cap

Competitor H

• Oval filler hole 4.25” x 3.5” diameter is a big target and easier to fill tank.
• Tethered cap cannot be lost.

Multiquip

• Circular filler hole 3.5” diameter is a big target and easier to fill tank.
• Tethered cap cannot be lost.

9. Water Tank

9. Water Tank

Competitor H

• Removable water tank can be easily taken to source for refilling.
• 13.7 quart tank for long run time and less frequent refilling.

Multiquip

• Removable water tank can be easily taken to source for refilling.
• 13.7 quart tank for long run time and less frequent refilling.

10. Water Tank Valve

10. Water Tank Valve

Competitor H

• Over-engineered & exposed from top to bottom for poor durability.
• Vulnerable to brakeage with water delivery glued to bottom of tank.

Multiquip

• Simple design protected from side of plate for superior durability. Well protected from job-site abuse with water
delivery system bolted on to tank.

11. Digital Display

11. Digital Display

Competitor H

Competitor H has no digital display.

Multiquip

Standard feature includes:
1. Hourmeter- measures rammer usage for gauging service intervals.
2. Tachometer- engine RPM’s displayed for optimum performance and easy troubleshooting.

12. Engine Cyclone

12. Engine Cyclone

Competitor H

HONDA ENGINE SPEC:
Competitor H specs in Honda GX160 WITHOUT cyclonic air cleaner.

Multiquip

HONDA ENGINE SPEC:
MQ Mikasa specs in the Honda GX160 WITH cyclonic air cleaner to maximize engine life in dirt and asphalt applications.

PLATE COMPACTOR PRODUCTS

Multiquip compactors are recognised throughout the industry for their quality and reliability. Our industry-standard Mikasa plate compactors deliver unparalleled results for compacting soils or asphalt. Our best-selling plate compactor, the MVC88, now features an advanced anti-vibration handle design that reduces vibration to the operator by up to 50% compared to other plate compactors.