Xi’an Municipality in Northwest China is home to the Xi’an High Tech Zone (XHTZ), one of China’s six world-class science parks. Generating operating revenue of over $230 billion annually, the zone is an important economic and residential area, covering almost 1100 sq. km (683 sq. miles). With such a significant area to cover, the municipality purchased a fleet of 4 Multihogs to carry out various maintenance tasks in the Zone. The fleet is made up of two CX 75 compact sidewalk tractor units, and two powerful MX 120 models, purchased in 2018 and 2019.
The Multihogs carry out various tasks, including plowing snow, sweeping, pressure washing and flood pumping. To make the fleet as versatile as possible, the municipality purchased a range of attachments, including high pressure washers and high volume pumps for their CX machines, and snow blowers, snow brushes, sweepers and combi snow plow/brush attachments for the MX units.
With 1000 operating hours now on each CX sidewalk tractor, and hundreds of hours on each of the MX units, Zhao Xingwang, Operations Manager for Xi’an municipality, has seen the machines’ performance first-hand. He explains that Multihogs were their vehicle of choice for a number of reasons, including efficiency, maneuverability, all-season use, innovative design and fuel efficiency. “It’s really so quick and simple to change attachments, that’s a huge advantage. A multi-purpose machine is not useful if it takes a day to swap applications. With our Multihogs, it’s a one-man job which can be completed in as little as 10 minutes, depending on the attachment. We’ve had excellent after-sales support from our local dealer, so that has certainly had an impact on our satisfaction. They provided great training, and we know that we can call at any time if we have questions.”
The Multihogs replaced older snow plow, mechanical loader and sweeper machines which were manufactured in China. Zhao says that one Multihog can do the work of 2-3 of these old machines, improving the efficiency of his operations hugely. He is impressed by how much faster and safer the Multihogs are compared to their previous machines, and says they’ve ensured that the Zone’s roads are cleaned much more quickly. “They’re 100% better than our old machines. They’re so much easier for our staff to use, which makes them happier too. Our efficiency has increased and we’re using them in every season, which means that we’re saving costs. They’ve been a big success for us.”
“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"