Loader-mounted snow blowers

Airport equipment

RPM48R – 5,000 tons/hr

High capacity and speed

The RPM48R is a two phase, ribbon type snow blower attachment providing an outstanding snow-clearing capacity of 5,000 tons/hour. With its 1219 mm (48 in) diameter ribbon and oversized impeller, the RPM48R can easily manage large snowfalls and major snow accumulations. This self-contained model is designed to be front-end mounted on a large size loader.

  • High-performance transmission. Minimize energy loss and maintenance.
  • An effective impeller. Use all engine power advantageously.
  • Rugged frame. It is more resistant to impacts.


Main Features

Powerful Diesel engine for large industrial ribbon loader-mounted snow blower

A Powerful Engine

The RPM48R is powered by a 388 kW (520 hp) Tier 4 Final Diesel engine equipped with particle post-treatment technology allowing fast engine recovery.

A High-Performance Transmission

Engineered with as few components as possible, the RPM48R transmission is dependable and transfers maximum power from the engine. The transmission relies on an oversized industrial gearbox, withstanding hard work and minimizing energy losses for an optimal power transfer.

Belt Drive System

The RPM48R belt drive system provides a superior transfer of the engine power and a greater shock resistance.

Emergency Clutch Engagement

In the event of a clutch failure, a lever allows for its manual activation to let you finish the job.

The Most Rugged Frame

The triangular frame design composed of two (2) oversize beams on each side, maintains the structure integrity during hard work and makes it more resistant to impacts.

Easy Maintenance

The tilt-up engine cowling, swing doors grease zerks, and well-thought-out mechanical design provide easy access to main components.

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Technical Specifications

Ideal for

Mining sites, mountain passes, national parks and regional airports
Fresh, heavy, wet or hard-packed snow


5,000 tons/hour


388 kW (520 hp) turbo Diesel, Tier 4 Final, Cat® C13 engine
Tier 3 engine available on demand for areas outside North America

Cutting width

3,118 mm (122¾ in)

Working height

1,495 mm (58 7/8 in)


7,711 kg (17,000 lb)–fuel tank full, no coupler


Two stages, ribbon


Large wheel loaders 4.6 to 6.1 m3 (6 to 8 cu yd)*

Telescopic loading chute


Side casting chute (impeller casing)

Standard from left to right

Casting ability

Up to 60 m (200 ft) from left to right

Steering vanes



Heavy-duty and distortion-resistant design, fully welded construction


Joystick and a black and white display screen

Popular options available

• Wireless remote control system
• LCD color display screen
• Heaters connected to one common AC plug
• Arctic lubrication kit for constant temperature below -25 ˚C (-13 ˚F)
• Additional lighting
• Complete female quick coupler system
• Caster wheels
• Spot target/truck loading chute

*Note: The wheel loader recommended size is for guidance purposes only. The customer is responsible for validating the loader load capacity and tipping load with a loader manufacturer official sales representative in order to prevent damage and ensure safe operating conditions.

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