Timothy Smith of Elite Property Services (EPS) in Utah purchased his low profile Multihog MXC LP model in May 2016 and has put more than 322 operating hours on the machine since it was delivered. As EPS is a busy facilities management company, the Multihog is an important piece of equipment in their fleet, particularly for cleaning large parking garages/parking structures, roadways and vehicle access lanes.
EPS use their Multihog from March through October for customers including large hospitals, medical centres, institutes and warehouses. The parking structures they clean are typically around 500,000 sq. ft, spread out over 5+ levels. Tim explains: “We can clean a single parking level with 2 people (1 Multihog + 2 standard pressure washers used part time), faster than when we have 3-4 people using standard pressure washers full time. Our machine has a customised water tank/cradle structure for our requirements and depending on the project, we will change the size of the water spray nozzles, but we usually operate the largest nozzle because we need to move substantial amounts of dirt, debris and sludge using lower pressure.”
Their Multihog also improves health and safety at EPS: “Having the MXC LP allows us to clean areas that may have somewhat harmful deposits, without getting overspray, splashback, etc. on us. The amount of walking is also reduced.”
Why did Tim choose Multihog? “We purchased the MXC LP to enhance our standard pressure washing units, allowing us to be more effective and complete projects faster. The Multihog offers a full range of services that we can in turn make available to our customers. Build quality is excellent, our dealer (Alpine Smith Inc.) is outstanding, and this machine puts us at a professional level that’s unmatched by our competition.”
Four years in, Tim feels that his Multihog has fulfilled all expectations for his facilities management business: “We anticipated that our MXC LP would enable us to complete projects much more quickly; do a better job of cleaning than we can do manually; save on labour costs and be an excellent marketing & sales tool when meeting with customers. I can honestly say that the Multihog has delivered on all of these aspects so far. And yes, we love sitting in the cab, with the radio and A/C on, keeping our customers clean!”
“My operators love the Multihog. Even the bigger operators tell me how much more comfortable it is."
"We’re cleaning the streets more efficiently, so that is definitely an environmental benefit for our city."
"The Multihogs were ideal for us. As they’re much lighter than our old machines, we can use them to remove snow from our boardwalks and sidewalks."
"The driving experience absolutely convinced me. I love driving it, the suspension is amazing. To be honest, the comfort level could not be better."
I knew it must be a really good piece of equipment, and my instincts were right - our two machines have been operating flawlessly.
“Since the purchase of our first Multihog in 2019, they have proven to be a valuable asset in our machinery fleet."
"I recognized straight away that a Multihog could serve our city well. We’ve got 8 attachments for it, and it’s taken the place of multiple machines."
"Apart from the environmental benefits, it’s also really, really comfortable to drive and I'm relieved that it has improved our operational safety."
“Our cycle paths are very neat in just one sweep/working passage. This ensures the safety of our residents, especially during autumn and winter."
“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"