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!
"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"
“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"