Navigating through moderate to heavy snow in variable landscapes can be challenging if you don’t have the right equipment. Many ski lodge owners opt for the PistenBully, a leading snowcat brand that allows users to manipulate snow for recreational use like grooming ski and snowboard trails, grounds tours, and traversing slopes, as well as for industrial and emergency uses like snow clearing, rescue operations and more. While the PistenBully range of snowcats is notable for both efficacy and strength, you need the right tracks and attachments to make significant progress toward your winter goals.
Our team at Ski Cat Company proudly leases reliable PistenBully machines, as well as all the attachments and tracks that can improve the job. Purchasing a snowcat can be expensive, and you’d need to make these additions on your own. However, if you’re looking to lease the most effective machine with additional accessories that can make your daily tasks simpler, we can help.
Understanding the Different PistenBully Models
If you’re leasing a PistenBully vehicle from Ski Cat Company, you’ll likely choose from the 100 or 400 series. While plenty of PistenBully models exist on the market, the 100 and 400 models are widely available and in high demand. Each model has been recognized for its versatility, power, and environmentally friendly qualities.
The PistenBully 100 is one of the most adaptable snowcats you’ll ever use. This model can handle a wide range of tasks, such as off-roading, ski-lifting, construction, and even search and rescue. Due to its powerful design and environmental advantages, such as low CO2 emissions, this model can also save you money. PistenBully tracks and attachments can be used extensively on this model, whether you’re looking for more power, more precise movements, or something in between.
For an even more innovative and modern PistenBully model, consider using the PistenBully 400 Trail. As another model that can work with several different tracks and attachments, the 400 model comes with numerous modern solutions, such as a touchscreen operating system and the ability to set up unique profiles for different drivers. If you’re tech-savvy, you may find that the 400 models can help you perform your daily projects without compromising on strength or versatility.
The Different PistenBully Tracks and Attachments
Once you’ve leased your PistenBully model, you’ll want to consider how you want to use the different tracks and attachments available to streamline your projects. Each attachment provides its own benefits that can be used in various types of scenarios. We’ve outlined some of the most reliable attachments and tracks below, all available from Ski Cat Company to make your job simpler.
The X-track is a surface-friendly track that can help you navigate wooded areas without causing significant damage to the terrain. Using vulcanized rubber cladding with a herringbone structure, the track can grip onto the surface without any concern for lost traction or terrain damage. Many users also choose to install this track before heading out on swampy or boggy ground.
This type of track can be used regardless of the season. Another advantage is its reliability and damage-free travel over even indoor terrain – some ski center owners use the X-track for their indoor locations. In particular, owners who don’t wish to cause loud noises or disruptions can benefit from the X-track’s ability to navigate the area quietly.
For a simple yet tough solution to more elaborate tasks, the steel track may be what you need. Made from tough, rigid steel full of spikes, a steel track is a perfect attachment for climbing and stability. When you have extreme tasks that need to be completed, steel tracks can help you navigate your terrain without any hassle, regardless of whether you are traveling through ice or rocks.
As the name suggests, this track uses heavy-duty steel combined with powerful track cleats, making this attachment perfect for any location. Some snowcat users want one solution that works for everything, and a combined track can accomplish this without struggle. Due to the nature of the steel and its tooth-like cleats, the combined track can easily handle climbing on snow hills or traveling.
Steep slopes can be difficult to traverse, yet you need something that can help maintain these slopes to ensure the safety of all who travel them. Not only do you need to keep clients safe, but you also need to ensure your attachments and vehicle don’t wear down significantly with use. Due to the materials used, you won’t have to worry about damage or wear caused by soil or other surfaces.
Most often used with the PistenBully 100, the track-setter is typically used when organizing competitions or parallel ski trails. The track-setter allows you to prepare up to three parallels if using the PistenBully 100 model or four tracks with the 400 model. Each attachment includes a snow tiller, which breaks up the snow and ice while reinforcing the snow cover.
One of the most significant advantages of this attachment is the raisable track-setting. You can adjust the height of the attachment as needed, and the height won’t influence movement – not even while turning. You can operate your track-setter from the driver’s seat by pressing a switch, making this a simple tool to use regardless of experience.
Track-setters are frequently used when getting ready for skiing competitions or other events in the snow. Because this allows you to create a track and clear debris through various methods, track-setters are highly sought after by competition hosts.
The All-Way Blade enables the vehicle to push snow in twelve different directions. Whether you regularly clear snow to keep your tracks at their best or you simply have a great deal of snow to deal with, you can accelerate the process with this attachment. Despite weighing more than 500 pounds, it’s easy to install and makes snow clearing a breeze.
Alongside these phenomenal tracks and attachments, there are other pieces of PistenBully equipment you might consider installing on your vehicle to simplify your daily tasks.
Adding a box to your PistenBully can protect your cargo during transport operations. Because transportation boxes are temperature-resistant and unaffected by weather, they are a safe and secure way to transport whatever you need across various terrains.
Cabins for Transporting People
We mentioned transporting cargo earlier, but you can also consider transporting people as well. If you’ll be using your PistenBully to help individuals scale the slopes, travel to remote areas, or even in rescue operations, a PistenBully with a large cabin is a wise addition to your fleet. Cabins are typically equipped with automated safety belts and rails, as well as two folding benches. Cabins can fit anywhere from 5, 8 or 15 people, depending on the model you choose.
Contact Ski Cat Company Today
We’re proud to feature several unique PistenBully tracks and attachments for your needs, whether you operate a winter sports business, an industrial site, or something in between. From blades to track-setters, cabins, and more, these accessories can help you ensure you’re shaping your environment for your needs. Whether you’re hosting a skiing competition attended by thousands or if you simply want to make your park look presentable, PistenBully and its corresponding attachments and tracks can get the job done.
Of course, purchasing quality equipment and accessories can be quite expensive, and you may be tempted to forego choosing a particular tool that could help you improve the operation of your business to save on overhead. However, leasing a PistenBully and the necessary accessories at regular intervals can help you ensure you have all the best tools for your needs when you need them the most.
Ski Cat Company proudly leases a full range of PistenBully vehicles, as well as the associated tracks and accessories. When you’re looking for a heavy-duty and efficient way to navigate, clear, or groom snow from all types of terrains, leasing a fleet of PistenBully vehicles, tracks, and accessories is key. If you have questions about what equipment is best for you, or if you’d like to discuss leasing a vehicle or attachment, contact Ski Cat Company today.