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