It was Sweden’s restriction on chemical herbicides which prompted Daniel Hördegård, a municipal services contractor in the south of the country, to look for a machine which could carry out chemical-free weed control. His company, Hördegårds Entreprenad AB, operates two CX 75 Multihog tractors kitted out with thermal weed control attachments, the first of which was delivered in March 2017.
Using hot water instead of chemicals to kill weeds, Daniel operates his Multihogs every day during weed control season (7 months per year), and he has also purchased a snow plough for winter maintenance work during colder months. Hördegårds Entreprenad cover a large area in the course of their work – nine municipalities last year – and it was this volume of work that prompted Daniel to buy a second CX 75 six months later. He is impressed by the operating speed of the Multihog, something which is important to any contractor, “I can stop at any body of open water and refill the tank without needing a filter. I don’t lose precious time driving back to base, and this is crucial for a contractor like me.”
For Daniel, choosing Multihog was absolutely the right decision: “My local dealer, HM Maskin, recommended the CX, and although I did my research and test drove other machines, the CX was the only choice for me. Operator comfort was my first priority as I operate the machine myself. The only way to compare the Multihog to other machines is to compare the comfort of a very old vintage car and a brand new car. There is no comparison; the CX is so far ahead of the competition.” Daniel is very aware of the health and safety benefits of being enclosed in the Multihog cabin instead of manually spraying chemicals on busy streets, and is delighted that he rarely has to use the hand lance on the weed control attachment thanks to the narrow and manoeuvrable body of the CX.
“I’m very happy with the Multihog/weed control combination – hence my decision to buy a second one in August 2017 to service more municipalities. As a contractor, it’s reassuring that I can use the Multihog with lots of attachments without having to rebuild the entire machine to make it suit – other machines are not so easily customised in this way. For me, it’s peace of mind that I can diversify the nature of
my work if necessary – with the Multihog, my business is future-proofed.”
“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"