The municipality of Mauren in Liechtenstein is home to just 4,200 residents, so the addition of a new machine to its municipal maintenance fleet had to be chosen with efficiency in mind. With just 7.5 km² (4.5 sq. miles) to maintain, Mauren really needed to make the most of any vehicle they chose.
Since it was delivered in July 2018, their Multihog CX 75 machine has accumulated more than 520 hours, proving that it really is used for all kinds of tasks. Patrick Marxer, Workshop Manager for Mauren, explains why they needed the machine: “We first saw Multihog on the Robert Aebi Landtechnik stand at a Suisse Public exhibition, and thought that it could be the right machine to help us maintain all of Mauren’s parks, playgrounds, natural meadows, high moors, tracks, trails, municipal streets and also carry out all winter maintenance tasks.”
Mauren’s Multihog replaced an older machine from another manufacturer in the multi-purpose sector. According to Patrick the previous machine “always gave us a lot of problems, and we were constantly repairing it. It had high upkeep costs and high levels of downtime, which was a big issue for us.”
In contrast, he finds the Multihog “very pleasant to drive. The suspension really allows an incredibly high level of driver comfort, and we’re amazed by the performance of the 100 litre (26 US gpm) PTO hydraulics.”
Sustainability and eco awareness are more important now than ever, and Mauren has really borne that in mind as they utilised the multi-purpose capabilities of one Multihog, instead of purchasing more unnecessary equipment. Mauren’s Multihog really does do everything, and the municipality has a vast range of attachments for it, including a Zaugg snow blower and snow plough, Gmeiner salt spreader, Tuchel sweeper for pavements and paths, a 4.8m (16 ft) boom mower for verge mowing, a front mower with suction collection and rear hopper, front mulcher, harrow and lawn aerator for grass maintenance.
A team of 3 people operate the Multihog in Mauren; Armin (the specialist for boom mowing and snow blowing), and two others. All three appreciate the high-visibility cabin, good noise insulation and good driving comfort which make for an enjoyable operating experience, even in harsher weather.
One thing Patrick is keen to praise is the after-sales aspect of their purchase. “It was important for us to find a reliable partner for such a large municipal investment. Multihog have, since the delivery, been a good and strong partner for us. Additionally, in both Robert Aebi Landtechnik Regensdorf and Wohlwend Damian Anstalt in Liechtenstein we have found partners as reputable as one could hope for. All in all, we are delighted with our decision to choose the Multihog as a replacement for our old machine.”
"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!"
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"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"