Three Multihogs plus a range of attachments are proving to be a great asset for Aéroports de Montréal, where they deal with snow and ice clearance from the ramp and apron in winter and are used to keep the flowers watered in summer. One MH90 base unit and two MXCLP narrow chassis low profile units were chosen as a replacement for previous brands of equipment, due to their superior power output and the more comfortable conditions that they offer for operators.
When the airport management decided to look into new solutions they consulted Team Eagle Ltd, a world leading supplier of airfield solutions with a wide airport customer base across North America, and Multihog’s partner in the region. The MH90 was trialled on a lease to purchase basis for three months and according to Team Eagle’s Stephane Rousselle, “it provided everything that was required,” and was kept on. Delivery of the two smaller MXCLPs, which are ideal for working in and around tight and low level confines followed shortly afterwards.
The Multihogs work both airside and landside and in winter are fitted with a combi snow plough & brush for efficient initial ploughing and final sweeping. An Althaus watering arm is also used in conjunction with a towed tank to water the flowering hanging baskets in warmer months.
“The speed at which the Multihogs can travel from A to B is beneficial for operations,” said Mr. Sylvain Marchand, Deputy Director -Grounds Maintenance and Mobile Equipment at ADM. “From the drivers’ point of view the cab is ergonomic, easy to get in and out of and drivers report that it offers good comfort throughout their shift of up to 12 hours.”
“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"