March 15, 2017

Western Products Unveils New DEFENDER™ Compact Snowplow

Western Defender plow
Key Highlights

The WESTERN DEFENDER is a compact plow designed specifically for mid-size pickup trucks and SUVs.

With a reinforced, high-strength steel blade, it’s durable and powerful.

A simple mechanical attaching system provides quick and easy hook-up.


Steel plow brings pro-level performance to the consumer market

MILWAUKEE (March 15, 2017) – Western Products, manufacturer of WESTERN® snow removal and ice control equipment, introduces the new WESTERN DEFENDER™ compact snowplow. The DEFENDER is designed specifically to fit mid-size pickups and SUVs.

It features a high-strength, low-weight, alloy-steel blade, which is stronger and lighter than conventional steel. Six vertical ribs reinforce the blade, deliver exceptional torsional strength and eliminate blade twisting. A full-trip moldboard helps protect the plow and truck when encountering hidden obstacles.

“We wanted to give consumers a true WESTERN experience by providing a strong, effective plow, and that’s what the DEFENDER is,” said Doug Clark, Product Manager for Western Products. “Just because you’re plowing your own property doesn’t mean you can’t do it like a pro.”

New to all WESTERN plows in 2017—including the DEFENDER compact plow—are brighter, dual-bulb NIGHTHAWK™ halogen headlamps. Their longer beam pattern improves visibility, and the improved mounting system absorbs shock and vibration better.

The DEFENDER snowplow is packed with other features, including:

  • 5″ hardened-steel cutting edge, providing long-lasting performance and a clean scrape
  • Scrape Lock, which provides the scraping performance of a larger plow without the extra weight
  • Choice between CabCommand hand-held or joystick controls