The high-performance WM
Mammoth ice resurfacer now available with Autopilot 3D
for arenas with ice surfaces of up to 20,000 ft2.
Autopilot 3D, redefining ice maintenance
With Autopilot 3D, WM technics is redefining ice maintenance: A system that cares for the ice fully autonomously and keeps the ice thickness automatically within the ideal range – a dream come true for ice professionals. This groundbreaking system not only finely tunes the ice surface but also plays a significant role in energy efficiency. Indeed, the thickness of the ice impacts energy consumption: every additional inch of ice leads to up to 15% more cooling needs. Autopilot 3D seamlessly blends technology with sustainability, merging top-tier performance with an eco-friendly approach. This revolutionary feature is exclusively found in the Mammoth machine.
Technically sophisticated, user-friendly, and with numerous extras: backed by our factory extended machine and battery warranty up to 5 years, The WM Mammoth is the champion of professional ice resurfacing for ice skating arenas.
Shake things up with Mammoth – our cutting-edge self-driving machine that crafts the ice just right.
A machine for ice resurfacing that autonomously performs the entire sequence of tasks has the considerable benefit of allowing the Ice Master to merely observe the process from a safe distance.
Desired ice thickness guaranteed
Max. energy efficiency
Improved quality of ice
Flexible work management
Optimized service expensess
In this way, the operator can focus on other more critical tasks. However, the real advantages lie in the consistent quality of the ice surface and the optimal use of the machine itself. Both factors directly impact costs.In this way, the operator can focus on other more critical tasks. However, the real advantages lie in the consistent quality of the ice surface and the optimal use of the machine itself. Both factors directly impact costs.
Self-Driving Autopilot Function
By means of a GPS positioning system, the vehicle covers the whole ice rink on a predefined route, and is capable of completely resurfacing the ice rink without a driver. WM Mammoth Autopilot is controlled by means of an app, which displays all important parameters, while the redundant safety system guarantees that the vehicle can be stopped at all times when on autopilot mode. The best assistant an ice-master could ever want!
Mammoth Autopilot 3D Highlights
When purchasing a machine for preparing sporting ice surfaces, it’s not only about the technical details but also the ease of use and operational complexity. In every industry, finding and retaining skilled workers is becoming increasingly challenging. In recent years, the ice sports sector has seen a rise in staff turnover. This emphasizes the importance of a user-friendly machine, which can autonomously prepare the ice without human intervention after a start command, like via an app. This means that even those with less experience can consistently achieve high-quality ice. Therefore, ease of use is becoming increasingly critical in machine selection. By utilizing the latest technologies, such as an autopilot with an ice-thickness regulation system (laser leveling system), ease of use has significantly improved up to fully autonomous operation. This principle is already successfully applied in floor cleaning or lawn maintenance by so-called lawn robots. In this way, the operator can focus on other more critical tasks. However, the real advantages lie in the consistent quality of the ice surface and the optimal use of the machine itself. Both factors directly impact costs.
Thanks to the precise processing of the ice surface on accurately calculated tracks, the ice thickness can be optimally adjusted in all areas. The ice layer acts as an insulator because ice has low thermal conductivity. The thinner the ice layer, the more energy can be saved, thus reducing both costs and environmental pollution.
Mammoth Autopilot 3D Savings
According to available studies, overly thick ice consumes up to +15% more energy for every extra centimeter in thickness. Additionally, operating the machine within its optimal power range and adjusting driving speeds to the ice surface opti-mizes effi ciency, energy consumption, and servicing costs. To achieve such results, a fully autonomous driving control system is essential, paired with precise and continuous mon-itoring of the ice surface. The combination of these two systems ensures maintaining the ice surface within the optimal range throughout the entire season with the highest quality, even without extensive operator training. This enhances the quality and availability of the ice surface, reduces costs, and minimizes the risk of losing knowledge and expertise due to staff turnover. A machine that operates autonomously can also be managed by less skilled personnel, primarily over-seeing the machine’s working area.