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In Val Thorens during the day cloudy, light snowfall. In the morning -12 to -10 degrees. Highs near -11 degrees.

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#Snow groomer

A hybrid snow groomer on Val Thorens' slopes

A pioneer in environmental advances, this season, the Val Thorens ski patrol team boasts a new electric-transmission snow groomer, a 2013 innovation from Kassböhrer.

This cutting-edge technology reduces fuel consumption and eliminates risks linked to hydraulic transmission circuits: an environmentally friendly technological innovation.

Kässbohrer is the first manufacturer to have developed and brought to market a "hybrid" diesel-electric snow groomer: the PistenBully 600 E+.

This new machine boasts innovative technology that offers a number of benefits: - produces much higher output than hydrostatic transmission systems
- consumes up to 20 % less fuel
- allows a reduction of around 20 % of C02 and nitrogen oxide emissions
- particle filter guarantees a 99% reduction in soot particles emitted into the environment and cutting high pressure hydraulics eliminates the risk of soil pollution.

Finally, the engine's constant low-speed rotation means the vehicle runs very quietly.

Thanks to the hybrid traction concept, the PistenBully can even be used as a power source to provide enough energy to run external electric tools, for repairs amongst other things.

See this new machine in action in the video below:

 

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