Workhorse for pushing and climbing

Get in, select personalized settings, drive off – this is now possible with all PistenBully vehicles, in a completely identical manner. Because the new PistenBully 400 completes the family: An entire generation with identical operating comfort and convenience, with the cleanest exhaust technology and the most attractive performance – and all this in the familiar quality.  

What remains of the old PistenBully 400 is its perfect balance of force and weight and its outstanding maneuverability thanks to its compact dimensions. What is new and significantly better is the clean engine, the comfort cockpit and the intuitive operation that is also part of the PistenBully 100 and 600 vehicles. The assistance systems are also new, which makes driving even easier. Completely prepared for SNOWsat. 

PistenBully 400 on the slope
The cabin comfort of the new 400 has taken a great leap, so there is hardly any difference now between the 400 and 600 and you can enjoy the same comfort
Markus Deutinger, Department Head and Head Groomer at AbsolutparkFlachauwinkel, Austria 
Chassis and chains of PistenBully 400
Chassis and chains 

Fully overhauled – the new main frame, the stronger tensioning axle and larger drive pumps. 

The new 6-band CombiPlus chain is extremely durable and stable. It conquers every slope and is easy to steer. Stable and capable of climbing! 

Implement carrier 

The new implement carrier is specially optimized for its main area of application and includes vibration compensation and damping as standard equipment. And it allows for enormous movement radii in park building in particular. 

Quick-change system of PistenBully 400
Quick-change system  

Tried and tested in the big brother, the PistenBully 600, the quick-change system with reduced hose routing offers precise and subtle activation of the functions. 

12-way blade of PistenBully 400

At a working width of over 5.2 m and with the option of a snowgun holder, the AllWayBlade delivers exactly what is expected of it: lightweight construction, stability, flexibility and precise preliminary grooming for an ideal slope.  

Driver's cab of PistenBully 400
Driver's cab  

The operator is in focus. Our cab achieves this principle with comfort, ergonomics and intuitive operation. Large windows, a perfect arrangement and ideal lighting provide a good overview, especially at night. Optimized ventilation and a sun sensor for automatic heating and air conditioning regulation ensure an optimum cab climate. And lest we forget – there are various storage options and beverage holders! 

Winch of PistenBully 400

The AutoWinch is perfectly compatible with the vehicle thanks to cutting-edge technology and provides safety on the slope with corresponding pulling force, active steering and automatic winch force control. All-automatic if desired.

The innovative cockpit of the PistenBully 400
The high-quality interior trim in the cockpit of the PistenBully 400

High-end and low-maintenance interior lining. New floorpan. Both with innovative heat insulation and significantly improved noise protection, which makes the PistenBully 400 quieter than ever. The optimized ventilation in the center console provides a perfect cab climate – on request with comfort automatic climate control system for the first time. In addition, there is plenty of space and freedom of movement. 

Joystick in the cockpit of PistenBully 400

Ergonomic and free movement in all directions. For intuitive control. The joystick's four axes permit four simultaneous movements of the front blade. Proportional control of the attachments. All one-handed. Four operator profiles can be called up individually. 

Control unit in the cockpit of PistenBully 400
Control unit

For a quiet hand and safe handling in any driving situation: driver's seat, armrest and joystick are permanently connected to each other. One ergonomic and comfortable unit. Individually configurable for the operator. Enabling fatigue-free working, even when tackling bumpy driving in difficult terrain.  

iTerminal in the cockpit of PistenBully 400

The touch display is intuitive and easy to operate. All active parts of the vehicle are color-highlighted. With a fast navigation option using symbols.

Semi-circular steering wheel  of PistenBuilly 400
Semi-circular steering wheel  

Precise steering: the semi-circular steering wheel can be steplessly adjusted in the horizontal level and is easy to grip in your hand. The operator steers the PistenBully without any difficulty and finds the most important functions directly in the steering.

Stick steering of PistenBully 400
Stick steering

As an alternative option to the steering wheel: drive control stick control for direct handling and steering. The power potentiometer controls the driving speed.

Engine of PistenBully 400
Compact engine 

Compact engine with simple design. Fewer complicated components and improved access. Straightforward and easy to service; less prone to malfunction and faults. 

Thanks to higher torque and better power-to-weight ratio, the PistenBully 400 is the most powerful vehicle in its class with the best pushing power and gradability! 

Diesel particulate filter 

Environmentally friendly fleet: Equipped with a clean 6-cylinder engine with 435 metric HP, including a diesel particulate filter, the PistenBully 400 also meets EU Stage V / EPA Tier 4 final. 

Larger tank volume 

Even though fuel consumption is lower, it has considerably more power and torque than the predecessor model. Longer range thanks to larger tank volume (360 L) for efficient and economical operation.

Stronger power transmission 

Thanks to larger drive pumps and an optimized gear ratio, the speed and tractive force increase significantly. 

A freshly groomed slope.

Assistance systems

Assistance systems of PistenBully 400: AutoTracer

Rear implement carrier with intelligent, active steering assistance. Possible in both fixed position (locked) and floating position (released). Automatic steering support while cornering. Automatic counter-steering on cross-slopes. For automatic support and reduction of the driver's workload!

Assistance systems of PistenBully 400: AutoWinch

Intelligent winch with automatic tension control. Activated at the control panel. Matches driving speed and winch rope speed. If there is a deviation, for instance, because of slip, tractive force is increased. Manual override if necessary. Less wear and tear on the winch rope, less strain on the operator.

Technical data

TypeCummins L 9
Number of cylinders6
Displacement8.90 l / 8,900 cc
Power in accordance with320 kW / 435 metric hp
Exhaust gas standardTier 4f and EU Stage V
max. torque1,846 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
Tank capacity360 l 
DEF (AdBlue®) tank36 l
Fuel consumptionfrom 19.5 l/h
Traction drive pump145 cc
Propulsion drive107 cc
Tiller drive pump105 cc
Tiller drive2 × 63 cc
Winch assembly 
Pulling force stepless, automatic40 kN / 4,080 kp
Technical data of PistenBully 400
TypeCummins L 9
Number of cylinders6
Displacement8.90 l / 8,900 cc
Power in accordance with320 kW / 429 hp
Exhaust gas standardTier 4f and EU Stage V
max. torque1,846 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
Tank capacity95.1 gal
DEF (AdBlue®) tank9.5 gal
Fuel consumptionfrom 5 gal/h
Traction drive pump145 cc
Propulsion drive107 cc
Tiller drive pump105 cc
Tiller drive2 × 63 cc
Winch assembly 
Pulling force stepless, automatic40 kN / 4,080 kp

Winch 4.0+

360° unlimited. The new active winch with AutoWinch. 

PistenBully 400 Winch
PistenBully 400 in action
Winch features

Rope speed exactly matched to driving speed by means of automatic tractive force control. Manual override if necessary. Less wear and tear on the winch rope, less strain on the operator.

Active winch, maximum tracking stability 
Electronically and proportionally activated capstan winch pump. Enables automatic co-steering by the winch. Optimum steering properties even in difficult slope conditions and with a lateral tensile load. 

Constant tractive force, new capstan winch 
The capstan drive ensures a consistently high tractive force and rope speed regardless of the remaining rope length on the reel. The advantage: more safety, especially at high driving speeds. 


Gear box, chassis & wheels 

  • Optimized splitter box, less noise and vibration 
  • Only trailing axles for improved driving characteristics 
  • Optimized main frame for improved accessibility to the drive components 
  • Tensioning axle with reinforced rocker levers and wheels supported by larger tapered roller bearings 
  • Magnum sprocket 
  • Solid rubber wheels
  • Functional fenders to prevent throwing snow 

Hydraulics and auxiliary hydraulics 

  • Electro-hydraulic brake 
  • New pump splitter gearbox tilts the drive pumps outward by 5° for optimized accessibility 
  • Specific output 40% higher than predecessor model 
  • Optimized control for higher efficiency 
  • High pressure filter 
  • Calibrated valves with identical response characteristics in all vehicles 
  • Best-in-class speed and response 
  • Individually adjustable valve characteristics 
  • All functions can be controlled proportionally and independently 
  • Identical parts (e.g. proportional valves and solenoids) 
  • Charge pressure reduction 


  • DAB + radio
  • Bluetooth handsfree set
  • Connections: USB and audio in
  • Harness
  • Rear camera color
  • Inclination sensor


  • Halogen headlights
  • LED SideFinder lights integrated into the carrier frame 
  • LED TillerFlap lights 
  • LED BladeFlap lights 
  • LED turn indicators and rear lights integrated into the carrier frame 

Electronics and batteries 

  • Straightforward onboard diagnosis with plain-text fault readout 
  • Automatic temperature compensation with cold-running protection of the components 
  • Easy to maintain thanks to reduced variety of parts 

Technology and engine 

  • Trailer hitch 
  • High-pressure connection for hydraulic front attachments 
  • Stick control with power potentiometer for temporary rise of engine speed 
  • Hydraulic oil preheating 

Cab and comfort 

  • Auxiliary heating
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Premium sound package with Alpine subwoofer and amplifier
  • LED-light package
  • Central locking system
Everything from a single source

As a full-service provider, Kässbohrer not only supplies the technology, but also the appropriate training and software.

Thinking about tomorrow today.

That's exactly what we've been doing since yesterday.

The topic of sustainability has a long tradition at Kässbohrer. It is firmly anchored in our corporate strategy and shows the demands we make on ourselves: To act responsibly with future generations in mind. To think holistically. Leading the way with innovative solutions to set new standards and help shape the future.

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