The German municipality of Nordstemmen near Hildesheim has benefitted from much more productive and cost effective mowing, wood chipping and snow removal since it acquired a Multihog. Whereas other specialist pieces of equipment are often only able to be used for specific seasonal work, the Multihog together with its various attachments is at the disposal of the eight localities which make up the municipality every day of the year.
From April until around October it is used with a front-mounted 3.5m folding rotary mower to cut grass in built up areas and on greenfield sites. “We used to contract out this type of work but in order to cut the costs associated with this we decided to bring it in-house” explains Yard Manager Mr. Hickmann. “We looked at various pieces of equipment but the Multihog stood out from the rest due to its compact build, powerful performance levels, tyres and above all its functionality.”
The Multihog’s ability to move from one job to the next under its own steam is a further advantage according to Mr. Hickmann: “It’s ideal as we don’t need to transport it on a loader and the attachments can be left on whilst travelling so everything is much quicker. Also 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.”
In the autumn the Multihog is kitted out with a Dücker wood chipper which is powered by the hydraulics of the MH90 base unit. A further service is on offer in the colder months of the year when the Multihog is used with a snow plough for winter clearance. When budget becomes available a rear mounted salt spreader will be acquired to complement the current winter equipment. “We are also looking at the possibility of further applications in future, such as patch planing and stump grinding” says Mr. Hickmann. “The Multihog’s all-round ability has been very beneficial for us and puts it in a class of its own.”
“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!"
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"