With a state-of-the-art cockpit design, Caterpillar’s cleanest stage V engine, and a brand new look, BISON is both the most powerful and comfortable snow groomer in its class.
Clean and powerful
Low fuel consumption, low emissions and more powerful than ever. The 422 HP, in-line 6 Caterpillar engine boasts an impressive maximum torque of 1900 Nm at an optimal 1400 RPM, meaning power is delivered from the get go. The aftertreatment system decreases exhaust emissions making it the cleanest engine of its class used in snow groomers. With low maintenance and operating costs, the Caterpillar engine is the perfect choice for a demanding snow groomer such as the BISON.
Comfortable and practical
The increased leg room of the cockpit and the all-new control unit with upgrades to the joystick and a large12” touchscreen display make for an unrivalled driving experience. The joystick has been optimised to make handling straight-forward. Incorporated, is a joystick-in-joystick feature that enables operation of the blade using only the thumb. This provides simultaneous movement of all blade functions, enabling perfect slopes and the construction of challenging park elements. Moreover, the entire joystick can be adjusted to fit exactly the operator’s preferred position, making long hours of operation comfortable and strain free.
The 12” touchscreen display allows for quicker access to the most important features. With a single touch operators can switch between options—whether it’s adjusting the lights, using the rear camera or checking the position of the tiller the new display has it covered.
Control and Stability
The AUTOMATIC winch supports the BISON in traction and stability. Due to the optimal position of the winch pivot point the BISON maintains a stable driving direction when pulling sideways. Additionally, the impressive pulling force of 4.5 tonnes can be controlled either manually or automatically, enabling operators of all skill levels to use the winch as efficiently as possible At the same time, the ECO mode can be enabled to save energy by reducing the pulling force. And, for easy and intuitive winching, the operator can choose between giving more power to the winch or to the operation speed of the vehicle. Fitting perfectly to the operator’s preference.
Build the world’s best parks. Features both in and out make BISON X the snow groomer of choice for parks big and small. For the best all round visibility, the operator’s seat is centred in the middle of the cockpit. For increased visibility, the electric sliding-seat function enables the operator to move the seat to the left of the machine. Additionally, the range of movement of the blade and tiller, the custom-designed park blade with side cutters, and the inclinometer enable perfect preparation of park elements in the tightest spots.
Feel the difference in the latest version of the BISON. Now perfected, the Stage V BISON was developed with input and feedback from world-class U.S. and Canadian ski resort partners. It’s cost-efficient, powerful and redesigned. Contact your local sales representative to learn more or schedule your demo today!
Powerful, Sustainable Performance
Clean and powerful – the engines in PRINOTH snow groomers offer unrivaled performance and impressively low emissions. This machine meets with highest emissions standards in the world: Euromot Stage V.
The Caterpillar straight-six engine produces 422 hp/310 kW and an impressive maximum torque up to 1,900 Nm at an optimum engine speed of 1,400 rpm. This means you’ll have full power when it’s needed most.
An exhaust treatment system with SCR catalytic converter and diesel particulate filter reduces emission to a minimum. Choose your fuel: diesel, HVO, GLT, and BTL can all be used. These upgrades make the BISON the cleanest snow groomer in its class.
It’s all about the operator. The larger cabin, generous footwell, and ergonomic design (including the tailored Recaro seat) create a comfortable home base for producing the perfect product. The center seat, upgraded joystick and larger 12” tilting touchscreen display allow the operator to be in full control.
The fully customizable PRINOTH CONTROL UNIT is convenient and practical. Each operator can tailor the user interface with their preferred shortcuts and configurations. An ergonomic joystick hand rest allows for hours of smooth, comfortable operation. The improved “joystick-in-joystick” design provides precise control and allows simultaneous blade movement. The latest generation of EATON’s proven CAN-bus-controlled system optimizes the movements of the attachments and reduces the number of tubes. This makes it easier to maintain and service the machine.
Control & Stability
Extreme slopes are no problem for PRINOTH’s AUTOMATIC winch, which is reliable in all conditions and throughout varied terrain. The winch pivot is located at the center of the groomer, ensuring neutral handling regardless of the pulling direction. The low center of gravity guarantees stability going uphill and downhill.
The winch can be operated in three modes (AUTO/ECO/MANUAL) with a maximum pulling force of up to 4.5t.
Choose Your Corduroy
Two tiller options provide a choice for creating perfect cord.
The go-to in North America, the POSIFLEX tiller can be positioned in either floating or fixed mode depending on the snow and terrain conditions. It has an adjustable snow chamber equipped with a positioning sensor, which increases the quality of the finish without having to till deeper.
The POWER tiller is most common in Europe and gaining traction in North America. It produces deep, fine-grained grooves, which means sensational slope quality that lasts. The specially arranged teeth transform the snowpack into an even layer. This tiller distributes even pressure throughout the finisher.
Build the world’s best parks with the BISON X. The X has an increased range of motion on the tiller and PARK blade, inclinometer for both vehicle and blade, and a sideways-sliding swivel seat. With the X, you also enjoy a distance meter, LED lights, premium sound system, and rear view camera. These enhancements help X operators prepare perfect park features in the tightest spots.