Snowmobiling is a major part of the Winter Tourism economic
engine across the North American snowbelt. The International
Snowmobile Celebration is a perfect opportunity
to bring together enthusiasts in kicking off the season and
enjoying the snowmobile family lifestyle.
This October, let’s celebrate the International Snowmobile
Celebration as one big family: manufacturers, dealers, associations
and clubs embracing the opportunity to work together
and celebrate snowmobiling in preparation for another great
winter snowmobiling season.
More information is available at www.snowmobile.org and
PistenBully automates track production
The production of PistenBully tracks is one of the most modern
in the world. On June 5, PistenBully announced a new
plant for preparing and producing the 7-belt Combi Plus
track; a further step towards the future.
The new plant was designed and put into operation with
PistenBully’s system partner Handlingtech. The planning
was based on the development concept of the patented 7-belt
Combi Plus track and is therefore tailor-made for the tracks
of the latest generation of PistenBully.
The robot system ensures each component is placed in the
correct position with maximum precision. Thanks to continuous
monitoring, the system guarantees 100 percent quality
during the pre-assembly of the individual track cleats.
The automation minimized the physical workload required
during pre-assembly of the track cleats. For more information,
Synthetic winch cable from Prinoth
For a few years Prinoth has been working with Austrian rope
manufacturer Teufelberger on the development of a synthetic
winch rope for snow groomers that is in no way inferior to
its steel counterparts.
This new winch cable has absolutely no metal. The core of
the winch rope is made of highly resistant synthetic fibers
with a synthetic protective sheath. It is able to ensure a traction
force of up to 4.5 tons, the same as a conventional steel
cable. The synthetic rope can be used without any restrictions
for all winches that are designed with cables with an
11 millimeter diameter; it’s suitable for all new Leitwolf or
The new synthetic rope offers a variety of advantages. One
is that it is very light weight, improving handling and fuel
efficiency on a snow groomer. There is also no wear on the
components, no rust and no traces of grease.
Another potential advantage of the synthetic rope is its
service life. According to tests done with Teufelberger, the cable
has a significantly longer service life than a conventional
For more information, visit www.prinoth.com.
Mattracks releases the 400 series tracks
Mattracks has expanded its track offerings for automotive/
truck applications with the release of its 400M1A1 model.
This expands the Mattracks automotive lineup by doubling
the load capacity of the 200 series, which was the largest
truck system prior to the 400 series release.
The 400 series is ideal for use on commercial vehicles
weighing up to 40,000 lb. that require off-road mobility. The
400M1A1 track conversion system is designed for heavy
loads and smooth rides, and features a 20-inch-wide front
track and a 30-inch-wide rear track.
The 400 series is a hub mounted design to facilitate fast
conversion from tires to tracks with little-to-no vehicle modification.
This model also features Mattracks exclusive, patented
rubber torsion anti-torque system, steering assist option,
rocker suspension and rear external idler for optimum
sprocket wrap and fender clearance.
For more information, visit www.mattracks.co.
New solutions for SNOWsat
SNOWsat enables clear communication between all vehicles
in a fleet, planning of the ideal snow volume and slope
management. With SNOWsat, Kässbohrer is now opening a
new chapter in extensive digital solutions for unified control
of all processes at a ski resort. Here are two of the newest
Are all vehicles and equipment fully operational? What tasks
are upcoming? What planned replacement work is still pending?
All of these questions are answered by SNOWsat Maintain.
The intuitively controlled software delivers all important
information about vehicles, auxiliary equipment and
systems in real time and is viewable from anywhere thanks
to its own app.
GIS Data Manager
Adapting slope margins in geodata, updating the positions
of snow cannons, marking anchor points for slope vehicles
and registering new ski lifts can now be done in-house using
the SNOWsat GIS Data Manager. In addition to importing
and exporting data, existing information can also be adjusted.
This information is simultaneously updated on all other
For more information, visit www.snowsat.com.
New TL4 lance from TechnoAlpin
TechnoAlpin will offer the new TL4 lance for the 2019-20
winter season. The TL4 has a higher start-up temperature
and a lower operating pressure, the head is equipped with
three nozzles per step and three nucleators, to be able to offer
many different flow combinations and to adapt closely to
the production conditions.
The TL4 is available in three mast lengths: four, six or 10
meters, as well as two combinations of nozzles, one for warm
climates and one for standard conditions. TechnoAlpin also
offers a centralized air version and another version with an
For more information, visit www.technoalpin.com.
40 September 2019 | snowopsmag.com