New Bobcat Snow V-Blade and S300 Loader Provide Vital Snow Clearance on Roads in Northern Iraq
- 28 July 2012
- Company & Industry News
The Erbil Municipal Authority in the North West of Iraq has purchased a new Bobcat S300 skid-steer loader equipped with a Snow V-blade attachment from Tristar Company for General Trading, the Authorised Bobcat Dealer in Iraq, for snow clearance work on roads in the Mergasor region, well known for extreme snowfalls during the winter season.
As well as providing fast removal of snow even up to depths of 1 m thick, the compact Bobcat loader-snow blade combination prevents damage to the local roads caused by the larger bulldozer and grader machines used in the past and can clear snow from side roads and other areas vital to local people, where the bulldozers and graders could not previously go because of their size.
The diverse Mergasor region encompasses a number of mountainous landscapes and the population is spread out over a vast area, which makes even the simplest tasks such as getting around much harder in the winter season. In the past, local people have relied on heavy equipment such as the bulldozers and graders for clearing roads but with the major disadvantage that the roads became damaged in the process and deteriorated even faster due to the harsh weather conditions and freezing temperatures, requiring the Municipality to repair the roads more often.
With the Bobcat S300 skid-steer loader and the Snow V-Blade Attachment, Tristar has provided the perfect solution for the Municipality's road maintenance team. As soon as the Bobcat equipment went into action, the authorities could see it could clear the snow without causing damage not just on the main roads but also on the narrow side roads where the much bigger dozers and graders could not work anyway.
The versatile Bobcat snow V-blade, which is available in five different widths, can be used in five configurations: as a V-blade, scoop blade, straight blade and 30o left or 30o right angle blade.
It forms part of a wide range of products for winter work available from Bobcat, combining attachments such as snow blowers, buckets and salt and sand spreaders with the Bobcat range of compact loaders to provide solutions for dealing with all types of winter weather. To enhance working on snow, Bobcat also offers optional steel tracks to go over the tyres on the wheeled loaders as well as individual tyre snow chains.
Tristar has an impressive showroom and office complex on one of the major routes into and out of Erbil, providing excellent access to the company's customer base. The company was incorporated in 2005 as a wholly owned division of the Al-Sayer Group of Companies. The Al-Sayer Group is the largest and most successful automotive company in Kuwait with over 50 years of experience in the automotive and heavy equipment industry.