Espen Lepperød, owner of facilities maintenance company Komplett Drift, manages several properties in Oslo and the surrounding areas. In 2017, Espen decided to set up his own facilities management business, and was advised that he would need a multipurpose machine for Oslo’s properties. He was drawn to Multihog from the beginning, on account of its robust build, and purchased an MH model in 2018, followed by an MX model in 2019.
Espen explains his choice: “We only have 2 machines, but they can do so many things, and even though they’re small and compact, they’re so well built that they can do the work of much larger equipment. For example, we use a 3.6 metre (12 ft) box snow plow on the MH model. We started out with a front sweeper and then expanded our range of attachments. I think the Multihog is one of the most perfect machines for the kind of work we do, because as a facilities management contractor just starting out, we can take on jobs involving large and small properties. One of the facilities in our portfolio is 6,000 sq. metres, and the Multihog is strong enough to manage it, yet manoeuvrable enough to service smaller sites as well.”
Facilities management can be a fickle business, with no guarantees of automatic contract renewal year on year. Espen kept this in mind when choosing a machine, “We are busiest in winter and spring, but we take pride in providing full maintenance services for the facilities we manage. Right now, we use snow plows, gritters, a sweeper and pressure washer on our Multihogs, but we’re also researching an asphalt planer for road repair in the future. The Multihog is a great asset to have; I can diversify my business if I need to, without having to buy a new machine.”
For an operator, the Multihog has two outstanding benefits, in Espen’s eyes, “I often operate the Multihog myself, and there are a couple of features which make a long shift more comfortable. The first is the weight transfer feature, which transfers the weight of the attachment on to the front wheels. Although it isn’t the intended purpose of this feature, it really helps to make the ride very smooth for me when driving from one site to another. I also love that, unlike a tractor, the Multihog has no bonnet obstructing my view. I just look down and I can see the plow, see where I’m clearing snow and whether there are any obstacles. That’s really helpful on those darker winter days.”
“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"