Multihog’s versatility is a boost for TNT
TNT Airways is using a Multihog multi-purpose implement carrier fitted with a range of attachments at the company’s European Express Centre situated at Liege Airport. The Hub processes all airfreight consignments within Europe and forms the link with the rest of the world. Following the extremely severe winter of 2010 TNT embarked on a programme of vehicle acquisition to upgrade its ability to cope with bad weather conditions and the Multihog’s versatile and all seasonal operation has made it a profitable addition to the fleet.
A front mounted hydraulic lift, tilt and angle snow plough and a 1m³ capacity salt spreader with adjustable spreading widths make up TNT’s winter resilience attachments. These are fitted to the Multihog 90 hp base unit from the beginning of October until the end of March when the machine is based in the Operations Department in readiness for snow removal around aircraft.
Once the risk of bad weather has passed the machine is assigned to the Maintenance Department where, fitted with pallet forks, it can operate as a forklift truck for the transport and handling of machinery and spare parts. The Irish manufacturers of the Multihog offer pallet fork options in a range of sizes with various lift height options.