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Multihogs save council cash

7 May 13 Nottinghamshire County Council is expecting to save £1,000 a day by hiring a pair of Multihog vehicles for cutting verges on its 4,500km of roads.

Verge cutting attachment
Verge cutting attachment

The MH90 base units are fitted with Multihog flail mower/cutter attachments. The side shifting and traversing front mounted flail mower attachment can be hydraulically positioned to work either side of the vehicle.

Project manager of highways services Mick Monaghan said: “Due to the requirement to work in the same direction as the traffic, our old tractor mounted system involved lane closures and rerouting, which obviously caused disruption as well as incurring considerable costs. Cutting either side of the Multihog whilst travelling with the traffic flow allows us to complete the work much more quickly and safely.”

The council has also hired snow plough and gritter attachments for the Multihogs for year-round utilisation. “Unlike our old mowing equipment, which stood idle in the yard in the winter, there is no ‘closed season’ for the Multihogs, so we will be making maximum use of our resources,” Mr Monaghan added.

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