Western touts enhancements of its Tornado poly hopper spreader

Western Products says more details about its Tornado updates will be available in May. Photo: Western ProductsWestern Products says more details about its Tornado updates will be available in May.
Photo: Western Products

Western Products, a manufacturer of snow removal and ice control equipment, announced this week it has updated its Tornado poly hopper spreader.

The new features include an enhanced dual variable-speed control, an accessory hub and Western’s “Fleet Flex” electrical system.

The company says the Tornado poly hopper spreader’s enhanced dual variable-speed control feature enables operators to match material delivery and spread patterns precisely to conditions. Four standard accessory buttons and a dedicated blast button provide in-cab efficiency, according to the manufacturer, and a LED display alerts the operator when the hopper is empty or needs adjustments.

The control is compact and fits easily into the cab of most trucks, Western Products says.

An enclosed accessory hub, meanwhile, provides for “easy plug-n-play accessory integration,” a company news release states, and dump and work light buttons have been added at the rear of the hopper. Western notes that the work light button is essential for operating in dark conditions.

Finally, the Tornado’s updates include the addition of Western’s “Fleet Flex” technology, a universal wiring and control system that enables operators to make quick interchanges between electric hopper spreaders.

“These new product features improve the efficiency and control of the Tornado hopper spreaders to help operators get more jobs done faster,” said Doug Clark, Product Manager for Western Products.

The company says more information about the Tornado poly hopper spreader will be available in its online showroom in May.

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