Maintaining efficiency in municipal services was one of the main challenges for Stainz in Austria, which recently integrated with five other municipalities and now serves more than 8500 residents, instead of the previous 2500.
Stainz road network now encompasses almost 350 km, spread over an area of more than 92 km2, and this expansion brought with it a need to increase the municipal fleet. The Pappas Group (Multihog’s authorised dealer in Austria) stepped in to supply Stainz with a compact Multihog MXC 120 tractor and Unimog for municipal duties such as mowing, public parks and winter maintenance.
Erwin Zibert of the Pappas Group is responsible for Multihog sales in the area: “The Multihog tractor scores points for quality, performance and its robust build. In our urban areas where smaller, more manoeuvrable vehicles are required – e.g. on narrow paths, cycle lanes and in small side alleys, the Multihog is ideal for operation.”
For winter service the Multihog has a front-mounted V snow plough and a Kahlbacher salt spreader for the rear. Thanks to its hydrostatic articulation it can clear snow where larger machines cannot fit, and so provides a safe throughway for the municipality’s residents. When the bad weather period has passed, a front mower complete with suction collection manufactured by Stoll ensures efficient mowing and collection operation – and also allows the Multihog to be used throughout the year.
Walter Eichmann, mayor of Stainz, is very positive about the new addition: “The Multihog is a big plus for us – its multifunctionality means it can be deployed 365 days per year”.
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“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"