The municipality of Alexandria in Romania is reporting a higher level of efficiency in its street cleaning and winter maintenance programmes since it took delivery of a Multihog MH90 model complete with a number of attachments. According to Mr Tudorel Jianu, Head of the Motor Fleet for Alexandria, the Multihog has proved to be a valuable addition to the vehicle fleet due to its year round capability, its excellent design and build as well as its ability to access all areas.
“A fair amount of the road infrastructure in Alexandria consists of narrow streets that cannot be serviced by larger tractor units,” said Mr Jianu, “so the Municipal Council was looking for a unit that could cover numerous applications: to easily access tight confines and to also work on larger roads and boulevards in the city for example. Our local Multihog dealer, Best Tools Company, recommended the Multihog which is now on the go almost constantly and which turned out to be the ideal choice.”
During the winter maintenance season the MH is fitted with a front mounted snow plough attachment and either a rear mounted de-icer or gritter. These can all be adjusted and controlled from within the cab so as well as keeping the roads safer for the travelling public and pedestrians they also guarantee comfortable operating conditions; drivers are very impressed according to Mr Jianu.
In less arduous weather conditions the high pressure washer attachment is ideal for street washing and sign cleaning thanks to its adjustable water pump (available with 220 bar or 460 bar options). Together with the front mounted sweeper attachment that is used in Alexandria this ensures a clean and tidy environment in streets, parks, playgrounds and other amenities.
“The modern technology incorporated in the MH has brought Alexandria’s fleet up to date and improved operations all round,” said Mr Jianu. “Our municipality plans to add further applications in future to capitalize on the machine’s versatility, and a second Multihog is on the cards once budget has been ratified.”
"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"