The middle of February 2018, marked the touchdown of the newest Kässbohrer innovation on North American snow. The new PistenBully 600 and 600W represent the future of PistenBully. Full of innovation, this latest generation snow groomer is packed with all the experience and enthusiasm of PistenBully’s engineers. The large number of patents is impressive proof of this.
The launch of the new product was performed in style on both coasts under the motto “LEVEL RED”, complete with product education, full-on vehicle operation and communication about other developments by Kässbohrer; as well as a celebration with good food and good company.
The first LEVEL RED Roadshow kicked off in the west at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. Mountain operations and snow surface managers, operators and vehicle technicians representing resorts from across the western U.S. and Canada were present. Attendees were engrossed in the new machine’s technical innovations, on snow demonstration sessions, as well as classroom presentations pertaining to Kässbohrer’s PRO ACADEMY training programs and the latest SNOWsat fleet management and snow depth developments. A week later in the east, a similar spread of resort employees from throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada congregated in Tannersville, Pa., at Camelback Mountain Resort. A highlight at both events was the 600W winching demonstrations. Operators had the opportunity to experience firsthand the pulling power of the 4.6+ ton winch with patented automatic tension control.
The PistenBully 600 is the world’s first snow groomer with an EU Stage V engine – it doesn’t get cleaner and quieter than this! Its low weight combined with the powerful engine result in the best power-to-weight ratio and the highest-grade ability in its class. Thanks to the most user-friendly control concept on the market, the integrated operating concept features a clearly arranged and self-explanatory iTerminal with touch control, a patented 4-axis joystick with four simultaneous blade movements and a new workstation that integrates the seat, armrest, control panel, joystick and steering controls.
Other new designs of the 600 include precise, electronic proportional working hydraulics, new chassis with stronger axles and an easy adjust suspension for climbing and ride comfort. The patented assist system, AutoTracer, enables the tiller to perfectly track behind the vehicle for superior finish on turns and lateral stability when sidehilling. The new 600 can be ordered with air conditioning.
LEVEL RED attendees left both shows with new knowledge and respect for the level of innovation and forward thinking that has become synonymous with PistenBully. There was no shortage of superlatives when participants were asked to describe their experience with the new PistenBully 600 machines. For more information, please visit www.level-red.com.