Multihog UK have been successfully appointed as a member of the Road Surface Treatment Association (RSTA), which is considered the focal point for the road surfacing industry, recognised by government, highway authorities and industry stakeholder groups.
RSTA members include national and local contracting companies, local authority direct labour organisations and material/equipment suppliers, with the association’s key objectives including; championing safe working and best practice, as well as encouraging innovation.
Since 2010, Multihog UK has played a pivotal role in engaging with the sector to do more with less, whilst maximising outstanding levels of service delivery and quality of works achieving recognition for customers and the company itself from Amey to Bradford MBC to Cambridgeshire CC, Eurovia and Durham CC…
In 2016, Multihog won an innovation award for its impact on establishing safer, more efficient and productive ways of working, particularly around permanent highway defect repairs and are looking forward to sharing best practice by achieving even closer collaboration across the industry.
Fluke or Fate?
Designed and manufactured in Dundalk, Ireland, the Multihog was initially developed to rival traditional compact tractor machines, before a chance meeting held by UK directors Nick Leadley and Nick Carter highlighted the advantages the machine would offer if used for road planing.
This lightbulb moment has subsequently led to the machine operating in over 100 local authorities and Multihog UK now hold a growing hire fleet of over 30 machines to meet demand.
“The Multihog is the ideal tool for front line highway maintenance teams who need one machine that can cope with a range of road surfaces, including heavy engineered HRA. The planer goes through road surfaces like the proverbial hot knife through butter! The unit can be used for large carriageway patches, potholes and footways-with no low loader requirements as it is road legal. Also, benefits for health and wellbeing of site operatives, reduced noise and vibration levels compared to alternative plant and excellent working conditions for drivers”.
Paul Vaughan, Team Manager, Dudley MBC.
Attachments are interchangeable within a couple of minutes, so the same machine can also be used for sweeping on site, minimising support vehicles required, whilst additional planing applications includes road surface pre-patching, road marking removal, grooving and retexturing.
RSTA chairman Sonny Singh joins Multihog
RSTA chairman Sonny Singh has recently joined Multihog UK in the position of Contracts Director and arrives with a wealth of experience in the highways sector, dealing with clients’ day to day to help deliver cost-effective, well managed highway schemes.
Multihog will be exhibiting at the upcoming RSTA Spring Conference on the 6th April, whilst Sonny will also be Multihog UK’s voice as part of the RSTA’s patching committee.
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