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Makinex brings out cord-free Hose 2 Go wa­ter sup­ply unit

Farms & Farm Machinery - - Plant & Equipment -

Aus­tralian com­pany Makinex has re­leased the new Hose 2 Go, a cord-free wa­ter sup­ply unit that the com­pany says is able to be used con­stantly for up to 30 min­utes with­out a re­fill.

Makinex says the Hose 2 Go is ver­sa­tile in terms of its use, but would best suit plumb­ing, floor­ing, core drilling, con­crete cut­ting, and wash­ing down equip­ment af­ter use.

The unit can be filled with tap wa­ter, and then taken to where it is to be used, as it weighs less than 20kg when it is filled up to its 13.8-litre ca­pac­ity.

Makinex says this will be a game changer for tradies who are tired of car­ry­ing hoses and cords around with their wa­ter equip­ment. The Hose 2 Go re­quires no man­ual pump­ing and no power source or bat­tery.

Makinex founder and award-win­ning de­signer Rory Ken­nard says Makinex’s in­vest­ment into re­search and de­vel­op­ment and pas­sion for in­creas­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try leads to game-chang­ing ideas.

“We’re pas­sion­ate about chang­ing the way peo­ple work to be more ef­fi­cient and safe, and what was ap­par­ent was that con­struc­tion work­ers were con­stantly hav­ing to find a wa­ter source ev­ery time they drill, or they re­quired one per­son to pump while the other did the cut­ting, which is a time wast­ing ex­er­cise,” he says. “It’s like pour­ing money down the drain.

“Hose 2 Go has had amaz­ing feed­back on site. If we’re in­creas­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity, and giv­ing tradies tools which make their lives eas­ier, then we’ve done our job.

“We re­ally feel this is the most in­no­va­tive prod­uct to hit the con­struc­tion in­dus­try for a long time, and we’re very ex­cited to in­tro­duce it to the mar­ket.”

The Hose 2 Go is one of over 13 prod­ucts Makinex has in­vented since start­ing up in 2004.

Oth­ers in­clude the Makinex Dual Pres­sure Washer; Jack Ham­mer Trol­ley; and Pow­ered Hand Truck, which won Safe Work Aus­tralia’s Good De­sign Award ear­lier this year.

The Pow­ered Hand Truck PHT-140 was one of the small­est and sim­plest ma­chines on dis­play at the 2016 Diesel, Dirt and Turf Expo in Pen­rith, NSW, but it at­tracted a fair share of at­ten­tion.

Us­ing a lift­ing arm pow­ered by a 12-volt, 25-amp lin­ear ac­tu­a­tor, the ma­te­ri­als han­dler en­ables one per­son to safely lift, shift and load small equip­ment or bulky goods weigh­ing up to 140kg.

De­signed for use in work­shops, ware­houses, fac­to­ries, de­pots, dis­tri­bu­tion com­pa­nies and hire and rental yards, the PHT-140 is light­weight and easy to ma­noeu­vre. Af­ter use, it can be folded down flat for easy trans­port and stor­age.

Makinex’s Slade Duke demon­strated how easy the unit is to op­er­ate —the lift­ing arm reach is con­trolled by the user lift­ing or low­er­ing the han­dles and arm height is con­trolled via a sim­ple thumb switch.

The PHT-140 comes with a hook at­tach­ment as stan­dard – a fork at­tach­ment for lift­ing, mov­ing and load­ing small pal­lets and skids is sold sep­a­rately.

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