Erbil buys Bobcat for snow clearance work
Erbil, June 28, 2012
Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, recently purchased a Bobcat S300 skid-steer loader equipped with a snow V-blade attachment for snow clearance work on roads in the Mergasor region, known for extreme snowfalls during the winter season.
The Erbil authories made the purchase to conduct snow clearance work on roads in the Mergasor region, known for extreme snowfalls during the winter season, said a statement from Tristar Company for General Trading, the official Biobcat dealer in Erbil.
Tristar is a wholly-owned division of Al-Sayer Group, one of the largest automotive companies in Kuwait with over 50 years of experience in the automotive and heavy equipment industry.
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, it stated.
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.
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, it added.
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 30° left or 30° right angle blade, the company said.-TradeArabia News Service