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.”
"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"