Take the pressure out of Pressure Washing

Spring is in the air and for many of us that means doing the big pressure washing jobs around the house.

Some of the jobs which maybe on your list are cleaning mildew from the fence and pressure washing the driveway.

If these jobs aren’t on your list, they’re definitely on mine!

Whenever I have big jobs to tackle such as pressure washing a driveway, I always think to myself…how can I achieve the BEST results in the most efficient way?

One product I know that can definitely help clean your driveway and fence so they sparkle is the Makinex Dual Pressure Washer.

This is an awesome product as it not only has a wand for all your pressure washer cleaning such as mildew removal but it also features a powerful rotary cleaner that will make chew through the grime on your driveway like there is no tomorrow.

And the best bit…it’s all in the one machine.

Swapping between these two functions is as easy as turning a handle.

I’ve mentioned two surfaces you may wish to clean within this article but really the list is endless….and sadly so are the cleaning jobs!

If you would like some more information on the Makinex Dual Pressure Washer, please contact us on ph: 1300 795 953 or email: sales@makinex.com.au

How to choose the right generator for construction?

A key question you must address when working out your generator requirements is, what do I need the power for?

This includes your small tools right up to your big, power hungry tools.

If you don’t take the time to work this out, then you can be left short of power. Without power, you can’t do your job, costing you time and money.

Work out your site access

Do you need highly portable power, allowing you access across the job site or will a trailer mounted generator do the trick?

Work out your sums

Each tool has it’s own power requirements. To work out the total kVAs, set up a table like the one below which makes what you need clear.

ToolStarting Power RequirementsRunning Power RequirementsQuantity on siteTotal Power Needed
Tool 1
Tool 2
Tool 3
Tool 4
Tool 5 etc

Once you’ve worked out your total power requirements, add another 20% to be safe.

Don’t forget some manufacturers can overstate power requirements for their products so check with your generator supplier to ensure you choose a generator suitable for your tool.

Some tools may have different measurements for their power, so you will need to convert them into watts. Here is a simple calculation on how to do this:

If volts and amps are listed on the appliance, multiply the two to determine the wattage: amps x volts = watts. When horsepower is listed, keep in mind that 1 hp equals 746 watts.

Loud versus quiet power

What type of power do I need?

Technological advancements means the power provided by generators is much cleaner and quieter than ever.

Take an inverter generator, they offer extremely quiet, clean power, which are well suited to sensitive electronics and for noise sensitive environments.

Other things to consider

Other things to consider when selecting a generator are:

  1. What safety mechanisms are in place to protect you? E.g. Are RCBO features built into your generator?
  2. Is the engine of high quality and fuel efficient?
  3. Is the steel thick enough to provide durability?
  4. Does the control panel have an hour meter allowing you to manage maintenance checks?
  5. Is it portable? Providing power where you need and allowing for safekeeping at the end of the day.

These are all basic things you need to consider when choosing your generator as they help determine the relevance of the machine for your needs.

If you would like some additional advice on selecting a generator, Makinex can help. View our range at http://www.makinex.com.au/products/16-kva-generator or contact  Makinex Construction Products on 1300 795 953

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Interview at World of Concrete – Makinex Hose 2 Go

Last week the Makinex team exhibited at The World Of Concrete event in Las Vegas.

We were exhibiting a number of products including

Hose 2 Go, Powered Hand Truck,Generator Range, Dual Pressure Washer, Jackhammer Trolley and Mixing Station.

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Rory Kennard – Makinex CEO had the pleasure of being interviewed by For Construction Pros – where he talks about the Hose 2 Go and how it is an idea product for the concrete industry supplying a constant flow of water that allows you to suppress dust when cutting, core drilling and grinding concrete.

The Hose 2 Go is a constant pressure water supply unit.

It is so simple:

  • No pump which mean greater reliability
  • No complicated electronics to breakdown
  • No battery to go flat and expensive replacements
  • No need to manually pump to get the water pressure you need.

If you would like a demo or to request a quote – just get in touch

Award winning product on 3 continents

 

 The Makinex Powered Hand Truck gets GOLD at the RER Annual Innovative Product Award.It has been a year of recognition for the PHT-140. It started with the UK based Executive Hire Show, Innovation Trail Award early in 2016, and continued to win the most innovative product at the Australian Hire Show, and the Good Design Award in May 2016.

It has become a hit with most of the leading national rental companies in North America and Australia, and is getting known among smaller, independent rental companies as well.

As occurs every year in the USA, a panel of a dozen rental industry judges review a bunch of products for RER’s annual Innovative Product Award. This year more than 40 products were entered and narrowing it down to three finalists was no easy task for our judges.

International Winners – PHT 140

POWERED HAND TRUCK (PHT-140) REACHES UK AND WINS AWARD

AT THE UK EXECUTIVE HIRE SHOW 2016
Morris Site Machinery and Makinex who partnered earlier this year in the UK won the Innovation Trail Award over the weekend for the Makinex Powered Hand Truck at the UK Executive Hire Show 2016.

Stealing the spotlight at the show was the exclusive ‘Makinex’ range of products. Known for ‘Making Inefficiencies Extinct’ the range was primarily built for the Australian hire market, but has now been introduced to the UK market with great success.

Chris Morris Chief Executive of Morris Site Machinery said: “When we first saw the Makinex range in Australia we knew it could work well for our hire market, particularly with the growing legislation on Health and Safety and the drive for more efficient products.

“Winning this award at the Executive Hire Show is testament to all the creativity, hard work and development by Rory Kennard and the Makinex team – and to our own team here who have really got behind these new products.

“This accolade firmly plants the Makinex name in the UK hire market and I am delighted to report that we have been inundated with enquiries about the Hand Powered Truck since the Show.”

The Makinex Powered Hand Truck is a first-to-UK market, universal materials handling solution that enables one person to safely lift and load small equipment or bulky goods weighing up to 140kg . Set to revolutionise health and safety and handling, it provides a quick and easy alternative to using a forklift or tailgate loader for small loads onsite or loading into vans.

Utilising a 12V 25 Amp linear actuator, the hand truck eliminates awkward and dangerous one or two person lifts. It’s lightweight, easy to operate and manoeuvre, with the lifting arm controlled by lifting or lowering the handles using a simple thumb switch.
In addition, it provides long life cycles and can recharge in just three hours with a standard drill battery, and – when fitted with a specially-designed hook attachment – has a maximum lift height of 1.9m (1.55m with its fork attachment).

Manufactured from aluminium, the hand truck is durable, and can be folded down flat for easy transport and storage.

The PHT 140 has had a massive success in Australia winning Product of the Year 2014 at our own Hire and Rental Show and building momentum since then, with Kennards Hire admitting they had seen a 34% decrease in back and shoulder injuries since starting to use the Makinex PHT-140

Rory Kennard commented about the win in the UK “It is great that the PHT-140 has been recognised again as the best new product at a major trade show. It was designed for the Hire Industry and so to win again at a rental show is a great boost for Makinex, we are very happy to have won this award with our UK partner Morris Machinery”

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