When East Midlands Airport looked into refurbishment or replacement for an ageing snow clearance and de-icing fleet it quickly became apparent that the Multihog’s all-round abilities combined with wide ranging attachments would be a lower cost solution than overhauling the existing equipment.
East Midlands was so impressed by the performance of its first Multihog that funding was brought forward to acquire a second one just six months later. The two base units have snow brush, snow blower and combi snow plough & brush attachments at their disposal as well as a 1,200 litre de-icer with variable spray widths of up to 10m.
A lance on the de-icer allows the operator to spray into even the most extremely confined spaces while the CAN bus controller automatically adjusts the flow rate to suit the vehicle speed and cuts off when it is idle – a great improvement on manual operation as it eliminates any wastage of the very expensive de-icer fluid.
Glen Wilson, General Manager of Terminal and Cargo Operations says of the Multihogs: “The drivers love the machines as they are much more comfortable, warmer and quieter than the old ones. The ‘one machine one driver concept’ and the fact that we can also look at other attachments for year round operation makes good sense from a procurement point of view. After sales support from Multihog has also been exceptional: two of our Airfield Operations team and two of the Motor Transport fitters visited the factory to receive training from the in-house experts. My first impressions when I saw the Multihog were flexibility, versatility and capability, and this has proved to be the case.”
“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"