Case Studies

Le Noirmont Municipality, Switzerland

Since the Swiss municipality of Le Noirmont replaced an old utility tractor with a much more manoeuvrable and versatile Multihog it has been able to acquire a variety of additional new attachments. As a consequence a much wider range of maintenance and mowing activities can now be carried out for the benefit of the local community. The mountainous region sees a fair amount of snow so it comes as no surprise that winter equipment that could work with the Multihog MXC 120 model was a high priority. A powerful Zaugg snow blower and a Zaugg snow plough can be used together with a rear mounted 1m³ capacity Gmeiner Husky salt spreader to make light work of clearing even large build ups of snow and ice.

The narrow chassis width combined with the high carrying capacity of the MXC 120 HP model and its road speed of 40 km/hr was a particular draw for Le Noirmont as M. Olivier Villat, Head of Public Works explains: “The Multihog and snow blower can travel from one job to the next much more quickly than our old tractor, which was limited to 30 km/hr, and it has considerably improved productivity in and around the 20km of roads we maintain. The compact dimensions also ensure access to narrow paths and confined areas for comprehensive clearance in the winter.”

The Multihog’s ability to work on inclines and off road makes it the ideal implement carrier for the summer months for mowing the slopes and other green spaces in Le Noirmont and for keeping vegetation in check on roadside verges. A front mounted Fiedler FFA400 boom mower and a Stoll rotary mower with a 2.2m³ collection box can be interchanged depending on the task in hand. There is also a rear mounted container available at the public works depot that can be fitted to the Multihog when it needs to be used for general transportation of equipment.

“Our Multihog model, recommended and supplied by Robert Aebi Landtechnik, has coped very well with all the demands that have been made on it,” said M. Villat. “It is a year round asset for us, as it is for our driver Thierry, who appreciates the comfort in the cab, the ease of operation and the good all round visibility.”

  • Le Noirmont, Switzerland
  • MXC