The town of Gefrees in Bavaria, Germany has been using a Multihog MXC 100 since the end of June 2015 for various tasks which had previously been carried out by multi-purpose tractors from other manufacturers. Recommended by their local dealer, a demonstration at the local council yard in turn showcased its features, power and build quality.
To ensure that the machine was utilised all year round, and was as economical and productive as possible, five attachments were delivered with the Multihog. The town also ordered a mower with collection system from Kalinke for mowing and mulching in the sports parks, park facilities and green areas as well as a front mulcher from Fischer. For winter operations a top mounted spreader and a 185cm V snow plough from Fiedler can be fitted in order to carry out snow clearance in the inner town and outer suburbs. A Multihog-developed patch planer is also utilised in the repair of pothole, for an unparalleled precise and clean removal of the asphalt.
According to Mr Bernd Wagner, yard supervisor at the town of Gefrees, the Multihog has fulfilled all expectations:
“At first I had some reservations about the size of the machine, but now I’m happy that we chose the right model for our requirements. We have a lot of experience with other articulated vehicles, and in comparison to previous equipment we can operate larger attachments thanks to the Multihog’s powerful hydraulics and huge carrying capacity, and so large areas – approx. 25 hectares for mulching, 12 hectares for mowing and around 15km for winter services – can be serviced much more quickly.”
Mr Wagner is also impressed with the technical features of the Multihog: “as it’s purely hydrostatically driven, we can achieve the full power of the hydraulics with very low engine revs. With other manufacturers, whose attachments are PTO-operated, power from the engine torque is required – which causes huge wear and tear. In this way the Multihog is very non-wearing, which means less repairs and maintenance for us, and thanks to lower revs the mileage is also reduced.
For the drivers, the daily operation of the Multihog is stress-free and comfortable – they feel safer in the robust cabin, and have great visibility. Thanks to the quiet conditions they no longer need ear protection and can listen to the radio as they work. The CANbus controlled electronics allow very precise driving and operation, and there is no abrupt acceleration or braking.
Mr Wagner rates the Multihog the best on the market in terms of driver comfort, “now we leave the machine in the evening in the same condition we entered it in the morning – no more back problems for us!” The Gefrees staff have also established the world’s first Multihog Stammtisch (a traditional German club with regular meet-ups) and wear their Multihog Stammtisch t-shirts with pride!
"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"
"The crucial factors for us were the quality, high payload, compact dimensions and also the impressive power of the vehicle."
"The quality of the finished cut is very good: thanks to the Multihog’s steering and its weight it doesn’t leave any tracks behind on the grass.”
"For the drivers, the cab is ergonomic, easy to get in and out of & they report that it offers good comfort throughout their shift of up to 12 hours”
"The Multihogs are exceptional - easy to drive, fast and they turn in a very small space"
“I have had a lot of experience with equipment from other manufacturers but in comparison this machine is quicker & much more robust"
"Multihog stands behind their equipment; they're available to answer technical questions for our mechanics and spare parts are available on-demand"