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.
"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"
“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"