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Vail Cat Crew

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by DuraMaxMan66, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. DuraMaxMan66

    DuraMaxMan66 Well-Known Member

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    Here's some pics of my job this winter in Vail, Colorado. The nice shiny new Prinoth in the pics is a BR500 demo. 24ft wide and 500 HP of muscle.
     

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    Some more!
     

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    Here's a few scenic pics of the town and sunsets captured while in my cat.
     

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    Here's a pic of our haul cats we use for our on mountain restaurant to haul people, a pic of all our cats lined up to do last tracks, and a few pics of one of our Pisten Bully 600's
     

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    Another pic of the inside of the 600, The inside of my Prinoth, A pic of the new Ritz-Carlton going up across from our shop, and my cat in the shop being worked on.
     

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    Nice pics. When I was running cat Prinoth had big power at 350hp when we demoed it how times have changed.
     
  7. DuraMaxMan66

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    Here's the park rats cutting their pipe and a few other randoms while grooming.
     

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    Yeah now BR350's are 350HP, I love em....They will push massive blade fulls of snow with the engine not missing a note.
     
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    First pic is the inside of a Pisten Bully 300. Story of broken windshield in the fourth pic: Mourning crew operator fell asleep, slammed into a huge tree and bashed his head into the windshield due to not wearing his seat belt, They said they were gonna take him to the hospital and drug test him and he refused and quit.
     

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    The PB 300 winch cat in the shop and another PB 300 on the rack. Also a pic of our newest Prinoth winch cat sitting in the shop yard.
     

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    One last pic of my cat and the fuel site in the afternoon and at night fueling.
     

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    Well!!...... (picture Jack Benny)... lol

    All I can say is... there should be a law against some body having a job like that... at least, without me having first choice... :tong

    Amazing job and pictures DuraMaxMan66... :thumbsup

    God... I wish I had that shop... :crying


    OCR... :)
     
  13. DuraMaxMan66

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    It was a VERY fun job I have to say and encourage anyone with the time to chase one of these jobs to do so. They are a blast to operate and the job never gets old.
     
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    The 600s are pretty awesome machines, some day cats will groom mountains by themself. Did you guys have problems with all of the sensors on them. Also, why does Vail run PB and Prinoth?
     
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    they did not have that when I was up at Penn tech
     
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    Vail is a great place! I have many friends in the ski shops and ski school. I worked there for a short time 3 years ago.
     
  17. DuraMaxMan66

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    I couldnt tell ya man, i ran a prinoth most of the time except for when my cat was down since 300's were all we had left over. We only had 2 600's, They were bought at the begin of last season and they are supervisor/SR. Operator cats. We only had 5 300's that were free groom cats and the 1 PB winch cat in my pics and the coach cat. As far as why we have both prinoth and PB it comes down to who wants to sell us the most cats for the least amount of money. At the begin of this year we had 7 new Prinoth 350's, 1 new winch cat, 1 new Bison X for the park, 1 regular Bison, and 4 regular 350s
    I Think next year they are getting rid of a few 300's and a few old 350's and buying 2 new 400's and 2 or 3 new Prinoth Bison center cabs? PB's suck for the grooming we have to do with them so I think they are trying to fade them out.
     
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    Did not have what?
     
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    those snow dozers things.
     
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    Can you tell us what the boom on Cat #1206 does?