WHY CAN OUR LOVE FOR DETAIL BE FOUND IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST SNOW GROOMER?

In order to turn snowy slopes into well groomed slopes for skiers and snowboarders day after day, snow groomers need to be deployed regularly. Powered by heavy chains and powerful engines, they push masses of snow with their plough blade, evening out bumps. At the same time, their weight compacts the overlying snow so that the slopes last longer. Due to their low centre of gravity and the large contact surface, these vehicles effortlessly manage large inclines.

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The South Tyrolean company Prinoth launched the world’s largest snow groomer, the “Beast”, in 2009. This vehicle combines explosive power with exclusive design: the dynamic appearance and ergonomics of the innovative cabin comfort were created by Pininfarina – a company to which Ferraris, Jaguars and Maseratis, aircraft, ships and high-speed trains owe their form. One of the numerous outstanding features of the “Beast” is the new operating concept: While the right armrest shows the information and control centre, the control of the 11,550 kg vehicle is solely in the left hand. And this is exactly where the Sistro technicians come in.

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WE ENSURE THE BEST PREPARED SLOPES. WITH 527 HP AND THE HIGHEST PRECISION.

The specifications for the central console made by Sistro were as clear as they were demanding: the console had to fit the form concept of the cabin, combining ergonomics and technical perfection for maximum efficiency. Finally, via the console’s levers, with an engine capacity of 12,500 cm3, 527 hp is brought onto the piste. The “Beast” has a turning radius of 0 (on its own axis) and a climbing performance of up to 100 per cent. To this end, it was necessary to fine-tune the techniques of precision engineering, electronics and assembly. Carefully selected materials with good haptic feedback were also required. With the central console of the “Beast” from Prinoth, we are also now playing our part in turning snowy slopes into well groomed pistes.

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