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The SMI Standard PoleCat is a simple nozzle fan snowmaker that excels in a wide range of weather conditions. Offered in a variety of custom tower and carriage mounts, the Standard PoleCat Snowmaker can be powered by a piston or vane compressor, or by hill air feed.

Available in manual or automatic mode, the versatile PoleCat uses a 10 HP (7.5 kW) or 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 Standard PoleCat is reliable and simple to operate and maintain—an excellent all-around performer for virtually any snowmaking conditions.


Standard PoleCat

The Standard PoleCat is our mid-size snow machine for medium throw with many flexible automation options including remote control and full automatic modes of operation for individual standalone machines or when connected to a complete network.

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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    Electrical:

  • Three phase
  • Fan:

  • 15 HP (11 kW) or 10 HP (7.5 kW)
  • Fan Speed: 1760 rpm at 480V/60Hz or 1450 rpm at 400V/50Hz
  • or 1450 rpm at 400V/50Hz
  • Propeller: SMI patented aluminum
  • Screen: Stainless steel
  • Compressor options:

  • 5.5 HP (4.8 kW) Atlas Copco, 21.4 cfm at 100 psi (10.1 l/s at 7 bar)
  • or 5 HP (3.7 kW) Hydrovane, 22 cfm at 100 psi (10.4 l/s at 7 bar)
  • or 10 HP (7.5 kW) Hydrovane, 43.3 cfm at 100 psi (20.5 l/s at 7 bar)
  • Heating:

  • Heating: 225 W
  • Optional spray nozzle 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 Standard PoleCat snow machine has the following mount options:

  1. 3-wheel galvanized steel carriage with Cat lifting brackets
  2. 3-wheel painted A-frame carriage
  3. 10.5’ (3,2m) 6” wide or 15.5’ (4,7m) 8” tower (opt removable comp)
  4. Lift tower

1. 3-Wheeled Galvanized Carriage

2. 3-wheel painted A-frame carriage

3. 10.5’ 6”w or 15.5’ 8”w Tower Mount

Lift Tower