Saver provides a range of municipal services to local authorities in the Netherlands, including waste collection, gulley cleaning, sweeping and the winter clearance of roads and cycle paths. Following the acquisition of its third MXC Multihog model in May 2015, the company has recently expanded its offering to include an environmentally friendly method of weed control for the municipalities of Bergen op Zoom and Roosendaal.
The Multihog is being used in conjunction with the WAVE system, which combats weeds using 100% hot water at a temperature of around 98°C. This causes plants above ground to die off as well as systematically exhausting the roots for a very sustainable, non-chemical solution to unwanted vegetation.
Saver’s first two Multihogs replaced tractor type machines for de-icing and snow clearance a couple of years ago, and the proven all seasonal versatility they offered paved the way for the implementation of the WAVE method. Fitted with a demountable water tank on the rear and a front mounted hose and lance, the compact dimensions of the MX range and its articulated design allows access to hard to reach areas such as those in parks and city centres.
A major advantage of the 100hp Multihog as a base unit is its powerful performance and top road speed of 40km/h, even with the complete WAVE kit on board – other carriers can only manage 25km/h. This ensures speedy movement around its designated operational areas and enables Saver to cover all the ground it needs in the weed killing season to treat each surface area around four times.
Multihog’s designers put great store in providing a safe and comfortable operating environment and Saver’s drivers are very happy with the low noise levels, ergonomics and overall in-cab comfort, which includes air conditioning and heating according to the season. This ease of operation coupled with more stringent directives on chemical treatment means that there will be more demand for thermal weed control in future.
"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"