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The Silent PoleCat is perfect for snowmaking in areas sensitive to noise from traditional snowmaking systems. Offered in a variety of custom tower and carriage mounts, the Silent PoleCat Snowmaker can be powered by a 4 kW vane compressor, or by hill air feed.

Available in manual or automatic mode, the Silent PoleCat uses a 15 HP (11 kW) fan and 18 spray nozzles that are customized to achieve water flows to suit specific climates. Nucleated with a central six-jet nozzle, water flow is easily controlled by three heated, self-draining valves. The Silent PoleCat is reliable and simple to operate and maintain—an excellent all-around performer for virtually any snowmaking conditions.


Super PoleCat

The SMI® Silent PoleCat is a simple nozzle fan snowmaker with dampened noise levels yet still delivers excellent snow production for a range of weather conditions expected from the PoleCat technology.

SMI’s SmartSnow™ Automation & Control software is flexible and customizable and offers proven communication options, accurate weather measurement, supporting equipment and instrumentation, integrated auxiliary equipment, and service that is second to none.

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SmartSnow Screen

    Noise Levels:

    Sound Level, dB(A) 10 Meters 20 Meters 50 Meters
    Front 71 62 54
    Back 68 63 53
    Side 66 60 51

    Electrical:

  • Three phase
  • Fan:

  • 15 HP (11 kW):
  • 1760 rpm (1760 U/m) at 480V/60Hz
  • 1450 rpm (1450 U/m) at 400V/50Hz
  • Propeller: SMI 7 blade aluminum
  • Screen: stainless steel
  • Compressor options:

  • Compressor at 480V/60Hz: 5 HP (3,7 kW) Hydrovane, 22 cfm at 100 psi (10,4 l/s at 7 bar) or hill air 60-100cfm at 80psi (28,3 l/s – 47,2 l/s at 5,5 bar)
  • Compressor at 400V/50Hz: 5 HP (3,7 kW) Hydrovane, 22 cfm at 100 psi (10,4 l/s at 7 bar) or hill air 60-100cfm at 80psi (28,3 l/s – 47,2 l/s at 5,5 bar)
  • Heating:

  • 225 W
  • Optional spray manifold heater 500 (at 400V/50Hz), 1300 W (at 480V/60Hz)
  • 900 W additional if hill air

    Water Pressure:

  • 100 – 500 psi (7 – 35 bar)
  • Water Connection: Customer’s choice
  • Valves:

  • 3 self-draining heated 3-way valves
  • Nozzles:

  • Nozzles: Always on banks: 6 nozzles
  • Valve 1: 4 nozzles
  • Valve 2: 4 nozzles
  • Valve 3: 4 nozzles
  • Total: 18 nozzles
  • Nucleators:

  • Central nozzle with six jets
  • Filtration System:

  • Stainless steel filter with washable 30 mesh (595µm) screen
  • Electrical Cord:

  • Tower: 40’ (12 m), Carriage: 100’ (30 m)
  • Rotation:

  • 360° horizontal rotation -10° to 60° elevation adjustment
  • Oscillator:

  • optional for tower and galvanized carriage, 70° arc of rotation

The SMI Silent PoleCat snow machines have the following options:

  1. Galvanized steel carriage w/ lift brackets
  2. 360 Carriage
  3. Delta 359 HD
  4. 10.5’ (3,2m) 6” wide or 15.5’ (4,7m) 8” tower (opt removable comp)
  5. Vault Tower
  6. 360 Tower
  7. Lift tower
  8. Swing Arm, 360 version only

1. Galvanized Steel Carriage

2. 360 Carriage

3. Delta 360 Carriage

4. 10.5' or 15.5' Tower

5. Vault Tower

6. 360 Tower

7. Lift Tower

8. Swing Arm