Liege Airport has two Multihog multipurpose tractors which are used for a wide variety of airside tasks including snow removal, stand de-icing, line removal and fork-lifting, bringing the total number of Multihogs at the airport to three following delivery of TNT’s machine a few months ago which is in operation at the company’s European Express Centre. According to Airport Plant Manager Julian Pauwels the purchase of the Multihogs was based on a number of factors such as the tractor’s compact size and robust build. A crucial issue was also that it is an all-seasonal machine and is not simply allocated for winter services alone.
With their ability to carry an almost endless range of attachments, Liege’s Multihogs will do the work previously carried out by a number of different pieces of equipment such as tractors, forklifts and trailers to maintain over 1 million square metres of concrete airside. “Multihog’s versatility will be a huge advantage for our airside operations,” says Mr. Pauwels, “and will enable us to make significant cost savings. Our drivers also appreciate its quality build and ease of operation!”
When bad weather strikes the combi snow-plough and brush attachment will essentially transform the Multihogs into 3-in-1 machines when combined with the rear mounted 1200 litre de-icing sprayer. These allow the drivers to carry out de-icing, snow brushing and ploughing from the comfort of the cab without the need to manually switch attachments.
"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"