Cork City Council is well-prepared for winter having acquired a Multihog MH90, upon recommendation of the National Roads Authority (NRA). The NRA had previously purchased a Multihog to carry out similar duties in the Port Tunnel and found its performance so impressive that they decided to purchase a second machine for use in the Jack Lynch Tunnel.
Prior to purchasing the Multihog, the council relied on contractors to carry out winter services in the city, leaving it exposed to problems with availability of equipment as well as time delays in carrying out vital work. With the Multihog at their disposal, they now have one machine to carry out various tasks following their purchase of attachments including snow plough, salt spreader and de-icer. Two drivers operate the Multihog for the council and both enjoy its 360° visibility cab, easy operation and the speed at which they can change attachments.
Kieran Cremin, Duty Engineering Manager at the Jack Lynch Tunnel is delighted with the Multihog: “Having our own machine to carry out winter duties means that we no longer have to rely on contractors and are now well prepared for the cold snaps which inevitably occur throughout the season. The fact that we can operate the machine as a plough and spreader/de-icer without having to leave the cab and manually switch attachments is easier and safer for our workers. This also saves us time, which in turn reduces costs for the council.”
“From a maintenance standpoint we have far fewer problems and downtime than other similar equipment in our fleet."
“Our MH outperforms our older snow blower by at least 200%. It can handle all types of snow with a greater output and much faster.”
"The suspension really allows an incredibly high level of driver comfort, and we’re amazed by the performance of the PTO hydraulics."
"The Multihog has performed very well on the reliability front compared to other machines. It’s a really solid and extremely strong machine."
"My colleagues are so much happier using this machine. It’s more ergonomic, warm and comfortable for them."
"Our 2 machines can do so many things, and although they’re small and compact, they’re so well built that they do the work of much larger equipment"
"The Multihog puts us at a professional level that’s unmatched by our competition"
"The Multihogs are working really well for us. The operators have found them straightforward to use and we hope to add to our range of attachments."
"The Multihog doesn’t vibrate like our old machine, and it’s so quiet I don’t even need to wear ear protection - no post-shift fatigue anymore!"
DHL at Leipzig-Halle airport operate a fleet of 12 Multihog tractors equipped with combi snow plough & brush attachments, de-icing sprayers and V snow
"It’s one machine that does it all - safely and efficiently. Very comfortable in the cabin too, which makes work more enjoyable for the operator."
"The only way to compare the Multihog to other machines is to compare the comfort of an old vintage car to a brand new car. - there is no comparison"
"At that point the snow is super dense, icy and solid; it’s pretty hard to shift, but it’s no problem for the MX. This tractor is really, really good"
"Our asphalt grinding process is faster and more efficient now, we tested it and we’re definitely covering more feet per hour than before"
"The Multihog is a different animal from anything we’ve ever had – the articulation, rubberised tyres and 4-wheel drive ticks a lot of our boxes."
“We try to improve our operations with each new purchase of equipment & this has certainly been the case with the acquisition of our Multihogs"
“I really liked the machine from the first moment I saw it, and it will definitely be a valued addition for smoother airside operations at Bucharest.“
“The Multihog system is simply better all-round, from a cost-performance ratio it is unbeatable and the budgetary savings are positive for everyone"
"We had a huge problem with potholes but our programme of permanent patching repairs using the Multihog has helped to rectify the situation"
"During the very heavy snow in early 2013 the Multihogs were still going strong after four days of non-stop 24 hour operation"
“Throughout our dealings with Multihog the company has been totally customer focused, committed and very responsive to our requirements"
“The ability to use the Multihog for very diverse tasks coupled with a very powerful performance make it an efficient and cost effective solution"