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.”
"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"
"The crucial factors for us were the quality, high payload, compact dimensions and also the impressive power of the vehicle."
"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.”
"For the drivers, the cab is ergonomic, easy to get in and out of & they report that it offers good comfort throughout their shift of up to 12 hours”
"The Multihogs are exceptional - easy to drive, fast and they turn in a very small space"
“I have had a lot of experience with equipment from other manufacturers but in comparison this machine is quicker & much more robust"
"Multihog stands behind their equipment; they're available to answer technical questions for our mechanics and spare parts are available on-demand"