Tips to keep this important
tool – used to shape alpine
ski slopes, snow parks and
trails – in tip-top shape
By Mark Halsall
Snow grooming operators count on their vehicles to
perform well in all kinds of weather and over the
most challenging terrain.
Therefore, it’s critical that the machines and all
component parts are properly maintained and serviced. The
winches used to help snow groomers create superlative trails
and downhill ski runs are no exception.
PRINOTH groomer winches
“If a winch is not properly maintained and serviced, over
time, you will lose performance. It won’t pull as hard and give
you that support you need,” said Alex Wood, field applications
engineer at Prinoth.
That support is particularly important when grooming
steep slopes for alpine skiing. Of the three winch models used
by Prinoth snow groomers for this purpose, the newest and
most advanced is the AUTOMATIC Winch. The winch, which
features precise computer control and a pulling force of 4.5
tons, can be found on Prinoth’s LEITWOLF/LEITWOLF X
and BISON/BISON X models.
PHOTO COURTESY OF PRINOTH 10 January 2021 | snowopsmag.com