The Bronco Machine from Sport Ice
We’ve taken the world’s leading line of compact ice resurfacing machines and totally redesigned them to give you MORE. More Capacity. More Power. More Options. Why? Because you, our customers have asked for more. We think you’ll like the results.
The Bronco machine is the premier ice resurfacing machine for mid size ice rinks. Based on the previous 240 and 248 models, the Bronco machines retain all the size, strength and character of the machines that have gone before while adding new features and options for even more performance.
The Bronco is available as the Bronco LE, the Bronco HD and the Bronco Li. Read on more for details as to what makes these the top performing ice resurface in this class.
More Capacity and Performance
The mid sized Bronco machine is designed for ice rink surfaces up to 12,000 sq. feet (1200 sq. meters). Since it’s introduction in 2014, as the 240 machine, the Bronco has been updated with three distinct battery systems that allow you to match the battery power to your ice rink size and ice resurfacing demands. The Bronco LE and Bronco HD machines feature lead -acid battery systems, with off-board battery chargers. The Bronco Li features a lithium-ion battery package with an on-board charger and battery management system. The Bronco Li also comes with a 100 gallon ice making water tank as standard equipment.
All Bronco machines feature a custom engineered tubular steel chassis that provides a light yet stiff and strong chassis that provides an ideal platform to produce great resurfacing performance.
Match your Machine to your Rink Resurfacing Needs
Compact ice rinks have been getting bigger and busier. That’s why we have designed the Bronco series of machine to allow you to match your resurfacing demands to the size of the battery system and also the amount of water capacity you need.
All of the Bronco machines use a 48V DC battery power package. However, this power comes in three distinct sizes, hence the Bronco LE, the Bronco HD and the Bronco Li machines.
The 48V DC battery power packages are available in three distinct models, the Bronco LE model for smaller or less busy rinks, the Bronco HD for heavy duty use and the Bronco Li, the premium model machine for large and busy compact rinks.
Snow Conveyor Power
One of the keys to ice resurfacing is the snow and ice “conveying” system. With more than 30 years of experience designing and building ice resurfacing machines (both compact and full size), we’ve come to learn a very important fact- a compact ice resurfacer is often asked to convey and remove more snow and ice ftome the ice surface than a full sized machine is asked to convey. This means that the small machine often works harder than a full sized machine when comparing snow loads. Knowing this, we designed the Bronco machines to give them even more snow conveyor power than before. We achieve this goal in five different ways; a larger diameter vertical auger slinger; a new slinger paddle design (patent pending); double flighting in critical auger locations; a new, patented vertical auger/oil tank design that reduces clogging and works as a hydraulic oil cooler and the industry’s only “operator adjustable” auger power flow control.
Vertical Auger Oil Tank
This new patent-pending design incorporates the vertical auger tube going through the oil tank. This means that the warm hydraulic oil keeps the snow from freezing in the vertical auger tube which reduces the chances of a vertical auger snow clog. The ice and snow in the vertical auger tube work to cool the hydraulic oil. This means that the machine runs cooler, and a cool machine is a happy machine.
The 248 Series has unequalled auger performance. It even rivals or exceeds the snow conveyor performance of full sized machines.
The Bronco machines can be outfitted with many options. These options all provide additional features that help you build and maintain a better ice skating surface.