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Open your winter roads earlier with the help of Big Ice

Big Ice Model B-55 for helping to make ice winter roads from  Loch Lomond Equipment Sales in Thunder Bay

This picture shows three Big Ice Model B-55 units positioned in the ice and ready to operate.

Big Ice has created a solution to to help you open up your winter roads earlier—especially during a season such as this when the temperatures aren't dipping low enough to create ice quickly.

These units help the freezing process by pumping 26,000 gallons of water/hour from the lake, river, or stream on to the ice surface. You pump two to three inches of water on to the surface and allow it to freeze. You are adding inches of ice on the top while Mother Nature" is creating ice on underneath the ice surface. 

This solution is great to fill in thinner areas of ice or just to help build the thickness of the winter ice roads.

opening winter roads earlier with the model b-55opening winter ice roads in Ontario earlier with the model b-55

Learn more about the B-55 Model and see the video of the B-55 in action.

We have been stocking these items for your convenience; however, they are selling very well. If you are interested, call us to find out if this product can help you open your winter roads to heavier traffic earlier.


Official Ontario Argo Dealer

Argo all terrain vehicles sold by Loch Lomond Equipment Sales in Thunder Bay

Picture from Thunder Bay Business Magazine.

Loch Lomond Equipment Sales is proud to announce their official dealer status for Ontario with Argo—The World's Most Versatile All Terrain Vehicles(ATVs).

This year Argo has released new and exciting products, like the Argo Outfitter and Argo Scout, as well as, upgraded much of its product line. Argo is an exciting company to watch as it dominates the all terrain market building vehicles that can go where other ATVs cannot go.

If you want to be assured of getting to and from your destination in the safest and most reliable way, count on an Argo. We sell commercial and personal vehicles to meet your needs. Mining companies and other organizations that have to comply with strict safety guidelines, especially like the seat-belts and roll-over protection on the commercial Argos.

Your are invited to visit our location on 1860 Loch Lomond Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, to test drive an Argo through mud, over big obstacles and through deep water. Give us a call to prepare an Argo test drive for you.


Fleet Management Preferred Vendors in Thunder Bay Ontario

Loch Lomond is proud to announce new vendor status with ARI Fleet Management and Element Fleet Management.

We are an ARI Preferred Vendor

ARI Fleet Preferred Vendor

ARI Fleet is a fleet management company that many government corporations and private corporations use to manage their vehicle or equipment fleets. We are an approved ARI Preferred Vendor.

Element Fleet Management

Element Flleet Management at Loch Lomond Equipment Sales in Thunder Bay Ontario

We are an Element Fleet Management Preferred Vendor.


Argo will get you there!

Get the BIG fish by getting to where the fish are

Everyone knows you’ve got to fish where the fish ARE….how better to get to that spot than with an Argo?  Whether the big ones are running up the river, feeding at the lake bottom, or whiling away under the winter ice, Argo has the solution!

Extreme Terrain Vehicles

Argo’s ample cargo space enables transporting your whole party and their gear to your remote camp location, all in a safe and comfortable (and optionally “enclosed cabin") extreme terrain vehicle.

Cross water, swamps, muskeg and more . . .

Water crossings are no problem with Argo’s 8 webbed tires which actually work as linear propellers…or attach an outboard motor for extra propulsion.

If traditional snowmobiles, quads and side-by-sides just aren’t cutting it for you, now is the time to step up to an Argo!  Come check us out at Loch Lomond Equipment Sales where we offer more model choices than ever and a new level of Product Support.


Winter Road Groomer Escape Hatches

The winter road construction season is in full swing and Loch Lomond Equipment Sales again reminds everyone to PRACTICE EXTREME SAFETY when working on or near ice.

Know you ice thickness before placing any equipment on the ice and ensure your equipment has an appropriate escape hatch.

Custom Escape Hatches provided by Loch Lomond Equipment Sales

The groomers that we supply have emergency roof escape hatches as well as an emergency glass breaking hammer to smash rear or side windows if necessary.

This CBC link from last season will remind all of the tragedy that can occur during ice road season.

CBC News Article—Escape Hatches

Winter Road Escape Hatches at Loch Lomond Equipment Sales

Groomer operation and preventative maintenance

Operator Training and Preventative Maintenance Instruction

As part of our customer service standard, Loch Lomond Equipment Sales offers comprehensive operator training and preventative maintenance instruction as part of the delivery process of every winter road construction groomer we sell.  

Focus on safety, productivity, and lowering operating costs.

Our focus is to provide winter road workers with the knowledge they need to be safe and productive operators and to minimize costs and improve machine availability by improving their skill set for maintaining and trouble-shooting their machines. 

Classroom, Shop, and Test Track Instruction

The program includes classroom instruction, as pictured here, followed by shop time and operational drills on our test track adjacent to our Thunder Bay facility.

Do you need a Custom Training Program?

We offer custom training programs as well. Contact Rick Prior at 472-7357 to answer any questions about training.


Argo XTI for hunting and fishing

On display at Argo Demo Days at Loch Lomond Equipment Sales is the XTI all dressed out in Camo.  For those who want the toughest Argo available for their hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational pursuits, this Argo is it!  With HD sealed (oil bath) axles, HD Chains and a winch, this fully amphibious Argo can get you into the wilds...and back!

Camo Argo XTI


Ice Road Safety - Incorporate roof escape hatches

With winter road season just around the corner, Loch Lomond Equipment Sales would like to remind ice road construction workers to exercise extreme caution around early ice formation.  Be fully aware of the ice condition, keep machinery doors open, and use machinery that is equipped with roof escape hatches.  This link serves as a reminder from last season:  http://www.dcnonl.com/article/id54149?search_term=escape%20hatches

An example of a roof escape hatch and the emergency glass breaking hammer provided on groomers from Loch Lomond Equipment Sales:

Groomer escape hatch for winter road escapes A special hammer to break glass in groomers in case a groomer goes through ice

Escape Hatches in Winter Road Vehicles

We are very sad to learn of the ice road fatality at Deer Lake (see the CBC article, "Escape hatches to help winter road workers"). Winter Ice Road construction can be dangerous, especially with climate change. We encourage our customers, as an added precaution, to consider installing escape hatches in all machines working near ice. Pictured here is the roof escape hatch in our BR350.

safety escape hatches in your winter road vehicles


CP Rail's Pettibone Crane


CP Rail Pettibone crane for repair

CP Rail's Pettibone Crane

You just never know, when you go to work in the morning, whose machine needs fixin'. Ari headed out this morning to troubleshoot problems with CP Rail's Pettibone Crane....a very big unit! (not Ari!...the crane!)