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Snow Cats

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by slauncha413, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. slauncha413

    slauncha413 Junior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 11

    Hey all you ski buffs, do you guys have any pictures of any of the big snow cats in action? I have always had a big interest in them, but can never find any pictues or info on them. Any one have any cool pictures?
     
  2. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

  3. wakesetter2001

    wakesetter2001 Member
    Messages: 58

    Here are some pictures of a BR 275 that I run on and around Mt Bachelor in Central Oregon.

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  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,915

    SnoFarmer has a bunch, he posted them someplace too, I think the DOT thread.
     
  5. wakesetter2001

    wakesetter2001 Member
    Messages: 58

    I have a bunch more I can post tomorrow from my work computer if you would like.
     
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I will try and remember to take a few pics when we are out in breckenridge for spring break. We usually see about 5+ a day out there while skiing
     
  7. KCB

    KCB Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Snow Cats are neat. :D What do you think of this?

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  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,608

    Yea ,I posted a few around.. I have a lot more but some guys just don't see the connection.:dizzy:

    An LMC3700 on the top JokerVill, Crested Butte co
    year 82.
     
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  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,608

    A Printoh T4. Angel fire ski area NM. year 88
     
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  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,608

    A look at the inside of a P,B 240D
     
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  11. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Cool Dash!

    That looks like it would be allot more fun than my ole Bombardiers and they where fun....
     
  12. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,846

    go to a ski resort there out there working
     
  13. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Thats better than the plow trucks anyways..

    Atleast they are out working...Got to love man made snow...This year anyways...
     
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,608

    At some ski areas it's the only place that has any snow.

    All you see is white runs with brown all around.
     
  15. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,608

    oh yea a pic..lol
    A bigger shot of my avatar. Angel Fire ski area, run- Coming home.

    Ice sculpture complements of the snow-making crew.

    Cat is a LMC-3700-C C is the engine designation for a Caterpillar. Pulling a roller packing some early season snow.
    90% of all my cat pics I am the operator;)
     
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  16. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    It is brutal out here....

    The areas around me make a big deal when a fresh inch falls....It is bad out here....
    The worst part is most areas shut down snow making after Feb school vacation(3 weeks) which might mean a really short season this year....I think out of six ski areas around me only 1 is above 50% trail count!!!!!!
    Here was an old groomer that needed the diff put back in...I thought about it but really didnt need it....

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  17. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,608

    It's bad here also, there is about 3" on the ground.

    Most areas here have 12" to 24" of man made snow some are getting by with 12" to18"

    A couple of Mom and Pop areas didn't even open this year.:cry:
    I wonder if they will be up for sale in the spring?
     
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,608


    oops...,.....
     
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  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,608


    Please no more pics of the old 302. :nono: They bring back bad memories if making snow. lol
    It was so much fun to shift gears while going up or down hill.;)
    A area I worked at used them for pulling snow guns around.
    Does yours have the hydraulic sticks or the manual sticks for steering?

    Some areas look like this white snow on the runs and brown everywhere else.
    Cat is a LMC-D, nick name the DOG, a Detroit diesel motor. lol

    The cat could bearly get out it's own way. Under powered.
     
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  20. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Detroits are like that.lol

    The ole Detroit makes lots of noise but barley makes any power.lol Our town had the 453 turbos with 6yds of sand they had to run for some of the hills and we are at sea level.lol To be fair I had a 653 in one of my trucks and it was a good motor.Loud but good...
    That cat I am pretty sure had manual sticks..Ford 6cyl industrial gas, could of had it cheap but with out a garage I couldn't do it...
    We had a couple of big areas sold the past two seasons.Loon Ski area was just sold and then leased back to the management team that was running it..Big new Condo projects starting, I do believe developers bought it...There are two rumors floating around town that Cranmore ski area maybe sold off and that Attitash maybe sold.The parent company of Attitash just sold Steamboat ,they are scrambling for cash flow...At Attitash in the past year they have been getting rid of all the old management and are running minimum crews, looks to me like they are trying to up the bottom line getting ready to sell, sell, sell...Bretton Woods was just sold last season,lots of development in their future....Looks like the money is in the land sales...