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New Additions to the Multihog Family at IFAT

Enjoy a glass of Guinness with us at the IFAT exhibition: Outdoor area, F7.715/5. Since the first Multihogs were launched onto the market its Irish manufacturers have made a number of additions to the product range. This is reflected in the exhibits at this year's IFAT where three new members of the Multihog family from the MX narrow chassis range will be on show together with the original MH90 model.

Designed and manufactured by a team of engineers with decades of experience between them, the Multihog was conceived to fill a gap in the market for a universal all seasonal machine for street and highway maintenance, ground care applications and winter clearance for local authorities, contractors and airports. Stringent quality controls ensure that each and every Multihog meets the highest standards when it comes to robust build and reliable operation, safety and performance.

The new additions to the range were developed in response to customer feedback and as with the original Multihog they can be fitted with an almost endless array of hydraulically operated front and rear attachments, which can be simultaneously operated and easily interchanged in seconds. "These new models offer more possibilities for local authorities and will open up further markets for our products," said MD Jim McAdam.

The chassis width of the MX series starts at just 1280mm, for flexible operation in confined areas such as on footpaths and cycle lanes. In spite of the compact dimensions these machines offer powerful performance with their 100 or 120PS Deutz engines. The low profile LP version with a height of just 2m also enables easy access for sweeping and winter clearance in areas where low roof heights could be problematic - in multi storey car parks for example.

Multihog develops its own attachments in house and also works with some of the major manufacturers in the sector such as Dücker, Mulag, Gmeiner and Kahlbacher. A selection of attachments for various applications will be on show alongside the Multihog base units. Below is an overview of the exhibits:

1: Multihog MH90

The original Multihog model has a length of 3.400mm, a height of 2.400 mm and is 1.730 – 1.960mm wide depending on the choice of tyres. It is fitted with a Mulag hedge cutter with a reach arm which offers an extensive cutting range.

2: Multihog MX

With widths of 1530mm – 1650mm and heights of 2170mm – 2220mm, this more compact model is fitted with a front mounted Dücker verge mower.

3: Multihog MXC

The leanest Multihog is available with a chassis width of just 1280mm for operation in very tight spaces. At IFAT it will be exhibited with winter clearance attachments: a combination of a rear mounted salt spreader from Gmeiner and a front mounted V snowplough.

4: Multihog MXCLP

The low profile of just 2m enables operation in undercover areas, for example in multi-storey car parks where low ceiling height could otherwise be problematic. Attachment is a snow blower manufactured by Kahlbacher.

The articulated vehicles have 4500kg front and und 3500kg rear capacities and a top speed of 40km/h. Precise operation of all the hydraulic controls, good all round visibility and a 64dB level in the cab make for a very quiet, comfortable and stress free environment for operators.

In light of ever more stringent emissions guidelines the Multihogs accord to the directives of the new engine class level IIIB, without the need for a diesel particulate filter which allows for lower maintenance costs and greatly reduced downtime.

Source: HortiTrends News Room