The new master of grooming - Leitwolf mk.2
Lagt til av: Ole Kristoffer Hole Olsen | publisert: 05.05.2011
After Prinoth had brought the Leitwolf to life in 2002, the new version of the classic snow groomer now comes to life. Born out of persistent further development, the new Leitwolf impresses with a variety of innovative concepts and makes it the first of its class with the new exhaust emission technology
However, in what ways does it differ from its predecessor and what actually makes it the leader of its class of vehicles? “We have brought up our Leitwolf to new limits of performance and consequently can offer a snow groomer that combines leading performance and environmental soundness,” as Sales Director Oskar Schenk expressed his conviction.
The new Leitwolf features a number of technical innovations that are unique on an international scale. Equipped with the new hydraulic pump generation, the vehicle achieves a better performance through higher maximum pressure and increased oil flow rate. The active undercarriage enables a combination of climbing ability and ease of turning. The track working surface can be increased or decreased by lifting the undercarriage. The reduced working surface ensures an extreme ease of turning, while an increase ensures climbing capacities and thrust power, which are further boosted by the low centre of gravity of the vehicle. With a width of 4.5 m, the new Leitwolf is 29 cm wider than all other snow groomers of its class.
Another highlight presented by Prinoth is the parallel offset of the tiller. Even when riding at an angle, the lateral offset ensures perfect ski runs across the entire width of a slope without smudging the edges. The driver can determine the type of trailing characteristics of the tiller himself and select, depending on the situation, parallel offset or free trailing mode, which opens up completely new possibilities for snow grooming for the first time.
But this is not all: with 455 hp and 2,200 Nm of torque, the new Leitwolf is the first series-produced vehicle in the word to comply with the new Euromot III B exhaust emission standard. By reducing nitrogen emissions by 50 and reducing particulate emissions by 90, Prinoth comes considerably closer to clean and environmentally friendly snow grooming in the context of its “Clean Motion” efforts.
Apart from the technical features, the new look catches your eye too. The further development of the proven Pininfarina design resulted in a perfectly shaped vehicle body and innovations regarding the colour scheme of the cab. The ergonomic cab equipment ensures maximum comfort and pleasant working conditions for the driver.
The new monitor technology of the display with a 600 MHz processor ensures a faster image build-up and a high processing capacity. An excellent image quality and the well-structured preparation of the information guarantee
the necessary overview. Furthermore, a second keypad is used to control undercarriage and winch in an efficient manner.
In addition to the active undercarriage enabling an adjustment of the track working surface, the new Leitwolf is also equipped with an adjustable suspension system. Consequently, the suspension effect can be adapted flexibly to the respective situation because the driver can adjust the degree of stiffness of the undercarriage and manually select a dynamic or comfort mode. Individualised configuration options for the steering system and the seat position enable the customers to equip their new Leitwolf at their convenience and according to their requirements.
With the new version of the mythical Leitwolf, Prinoth revolutionises the concept of valve technology and so improves serviceability to a high degree. The number of different spare parts was reduced through the use of a small number of different hydraulic components, which is mainly reflected by the service expenses and helps the customers to cut down on costs. In addition, a diagnostic program provides – thanks to electronic valve control – information about the status and about malfunctions and helps the driver to identify the cause more easily and to solve the problem fast. Furthermore, the use of symmetrical tracks reduces the number of track spare parts
Press release, Prinoth