With a world first, the new PistenBully 100, Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG presented the next vehicle generation vehicle at the Interalpin 2015. With impressive innovative concepts this multi-talent takes the PistenBully product range in a completely new direction.
Alongside its innovative brothers, the PistenBully 600 E+ and the ParkPro with the latest TIER 4 F engine technology, the new PistenBully 100 also sets genuine standards in its sector.
Most powerful engine in its class
It's not just the horsepower of the new PistenBully 100 that's impressive with 240 hp (176 kW). Power development across the whole rev range is also market leading: at almost 950 Nm the powerful engine achieves torque that is 18 % higher than that of the PistenBully 100 SCR.
Thanks to the Tier 4F exhaust technology, it also has an extremely low environmental impact. The interesting thing is that it comes prepared for TIER 5: the foundations for the next stage of engine technology have already been laid in the new PistenBully 100. And thanks to optional retrofitting with a diesel particle filter, the new PistenBully 100 is the only vehicle of this sizethat can be used indoors and in countries that already require a diesel particle filter.
A great deal of optimisation work has also been performed on the chassis and frame: the new axle technology is more stable and delivers 60 % higher load capacity. Four axles ensure greater ride comfort and the best gradability.
The driver's cab has also seen some changes: drivers will find the same standardised operating concept in all new-generation vehicles. So they will instantly feel at home in any vehicle. As the customised keys can be freely assigned, every vehicle can also be adapted to suit a driver's particular needs.The completely new intuitive control concept enables the driver to control all attachments with just one hand: The new PistenBully 100 is the first snow groomer to have a double steering function in the joystick. This patented solution means that it's easy to realise four simultaneous movements of the blade – and without frequent changes of grip.
The developers at Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG have also realised many other improvements: the optimised comfort seat with additional adjustment options is ergonomic and now even softer sprung. The new cab design offers increased head and shoulder room and perfect all-round visibility. The powerful heating package prevents every type of icing and tarnish. The optional air conditioning system is – just like in a car – integrated in the vehicle, removing the need for a roof add-on. The all-round lighting with LEDs, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, double sliding heated windows, a 10" display as standard and an innovative sound-proofing and heat insulation concept make the driver's cab even more comfortable.
The new drive train with new hydraulics facilitates lots of improvements: maximum thrust and increased drive output and performance, as well as higher tensile force, lower revs at the same speed and, thus, fuel savings and reduced noise, plus simultaneous control of front and rear attachments.
New tiller generation
Individual and independent setting of the tiller and track setters in terms of tiller depth is now possible for the first time. Likewise, the contact pressure of the tiller and the track setters can also be set independently of each other. The new tiller shaft with more teeth – just like on the AlpineFlexTiller – it works the snow at the highest quality and achieves improved slope appearance. These new tillers are available in different widths (up to almost 5-metre working width with hydraulic folding finisher), in order to meet diverse requirements, guaranteeing use in small mountain ski resorts as well.
Track setter in perfection
The track setters can be removed quickly and easily without tools when not required, saving weight and fuel. The redesign has also achieved improved terrain adaptation and a clearer view of the tiller.
Power – blade
Even more snow can now be moved thanks to a higher snow guard. Additional functions make work easier.
New combined tracks
The new PistenBully 100 is equipped with completely new combined tracks. This new development also leads to several advantages: the reduced number of parts decreases storage volumes and costs for customers, while a new drive wheel increases drive comfort thanks to fewer vibrations, and automatic chain tensioning ensures lower wear and tear.
The only one for passenger transport
Only the new PistenBully 100 offers the option of attaching 5 and 8/10-passenger cabs.
So, let's get going!