Happy Birthday T40 & V3
The youngest TechnoAlpin snow guns made their debut appearance almost exactly one year ago. The T40 fan gun and the V3 snow lance have their first season behind them and have earned widespread praise from all parts of the globe. The new features proved themselves and the time-tested components lived up to their good reputation. We cannot disguise our pride in quoting some opinions voiced on the new products.
Reinhard Schmid, snow operations manager, Belalp Bahnen AG (SUI)
"We were originally testing an A9 and an A30 lance and finally decided on the then unknown V3 lance. And we were pleasantly surprised. We saw an increase in water throughput and a decrease in air consumption. Aside from the expected snow quality, the 42 V3 lances also produced a huge amount of snow with a considerable projection range and wide spray angle. I also love the slim and practical lance stand which I can simply take down for the summer and store in the pit. Bravo TechnoAlpin! Keep on researching and developing your innovative products".
Remo Gwerder, senior systems operator, Sattel-Hochstuckli AG (SUI)
"The T40 produces excellent quality snow, even at borderline temperatures at 800 - 1500 meters above sea level. It is a very user-friendly machine and impressively easy to maneuver with its versatile undercarriage. The V3 also produces snow of a high quality in borderline temperatures. It has the same air consumption as the A9 but manages a much higher snow output. We have had lots of positive feedback about our slopes and toboggan run this season. We are entirely satisfied and, more importantly, so are our guests!"
Wegard Matsson, snow operations manager, Trysilfjell (NOR)
"The T40 has been a great investment for us here in Trysilfjell. It produces excellent snow in borderline temperatures and is impressively easy to handle and operate. The T40 did its first 500 hours of service without any problems. One point of criticism we would raise is the position of the display. In its current position it is easy for our skiers to start the snow guns. Some sort of encryption, perhaps a code, would be ideal".**
Rune Slåsletten, Hafjell Alpinsenter AS (NOR)
"The T40 mobile is easy to work with and its strong performance in borderline temperatures is impressive. We also have an arm-mounted T40 which works equally well in cold temperatures and borderline temperatures. I have also been impressed with the V3 snow lance. We haven't had any problems with ice build-up this year, not even in cold temperatures".
Romuald Reydet, Megève le Jaillet (FRA)
"The T40 has a modern design and is compact and powerful at the same time. It is easy to service with the openings on the sides. I am also impressed by the control panel which is mounted at eye level. The main difference in the V3 compared to its predecessors is the new compressor which manages with an output of 4kW. Both snow guns live up to the good reputation of TechnoAlpin in terms of snow quality and performance in borderline temperatures. The T40 produces snow at 2.0 °C wet bulb, the V3 at 2.5 °C."
Bernard Baronnat, Praz Sur Arly (FRA)
"We are making snow with the A9, the A30 and now also the V3. We have noticed a steady improvement in the snow quality over the years. We tripled our snow production this winter. Also, with the efficient use of resources we are not expecting any nasty surprises when we do the cost sheet. Lots of customers have commented on the excellent slope conditions this year. The snow quality is definitely the greatest advantage of the V3. And if our customers are satisfied then they'll come again".
** There is a control panel encoding facility in combination with ATASSplus.