Montgomery, a township in New Jersey, first became aware of Multihog in 2017, shortly after 4 machines were delivered to MTA (Manhattan Transit Authority). Local dealer Trius Inc. demonstrated the Multihog for the township, and Superintendent of Public Works Art Villano immediately realised it could be a valuable addition to the township’s equipment fleet, thanks to its ability to work all year round.
The first MXC 120 model was delivered in 2017 with several attachments for different seasons. Its performance led the township to order a second machine shortly afterwards, which was delivered in 2018.
Both machines are used 365 days of the year, with a wide range of attachments including boom mower, flail mower, snow plow and blower, and fork-lift. In summer the machines mow roadside, in fall they mow off-road easements and open spaces, and in winter they carry out snow plowing and blowing.
The Multihog is a perfect fit for a township like Montgomery – by working every day of the year, it maximises the township’s valuable equipment budget in the best way. The township is also looking into a weed control attachment, to get even more value out of their purchase.
The Multihogs replaced a larger tractor for mowing and pickup trucks for snow plowing. Art explains the decision: “Instead of buying separate plow and mower units, we decided to go with one base unit that can function as both, which was the Multihog. Not only does it do a better job than our old equipment, but it’s more compact and manoeuvrable, and way safer to operate – the large glass cab and backup camera mean there are no blind spots, which is important when we’re working in public places.
What does Art find best about the Multihogs? “We’ve got one piece of equipment that can handle any job we see fit – we find the Multihog to be a beast! It’s operator friendly, you’re not jumping in and out of different machines with different controls, it’s one machine that does it all, and does it all safely and efficiently. Very comfortable in the cabin too, which makes work more enjoyable for the operator.”
“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!"
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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"