Vancouver International Airport operates a fleet of 5 Multihogs in total, with 3 delivered in 2012 and a further 2 units following in 2013, following a successful first winter season. The machines are primarily used airside to remove snow and ice from the apron during the colder season, and for maintenance of green areas around the airport in the summer. The 5 machines are equipped with front-mounted combi snow plough & brush units as well as rear-mounted de-icing sprayers for winter service, as well as heavy duty grass mower attachments which utilise the Multihog’s all-seasonal operation during Spring and Summer.
Arnie Jassmann, Airside Winter Ops Manager, says of the fleet: “The Multihog has provided YVR with a versatile seasonal solution to many aspects of our business. In winter, for managing snow and ice this highly manoeuvrable piece of equipment can be equipped with a combination plow and broom as well as a liquid chemical spreader making it an ideal piece of equipment for critical area apron clearing. In the summer it is converted into a grass cutter and can be easily converted with a wide variety of attachments to tackle any maintenance issue. Off the field, the Multihogs are easy to maintain and spend fewer hours in the shop than comparable pieces of equipment. Multihog stands behind their equipment and are available to answer technical questions for our mechanics and spare parts are available on-demand. With the establishment of a local dealer in North America, we have received even better product support.”
"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"