March 2, 2016

Western Products Updates Tornado™ Poly Hopper Spreaders

Tornado poly hopper spreader
Key Highlights

New features deliver improved performance in Tornado poly hopper spreaders

Updates include enhanced dual-variable speed control and enclosed accessory hub

FLEET FLEX wiring system enables seamless interchange between electric hopperspreaders


MILWAUKEE (March 2, 2016) — Western Products, manufacturer of WESTERN® snow removal and ice control equipment, announces product updates to its Tornado poly hopper spreader. Included in the new features are: enhanced dual variable-speed control, a convenient accessory hub and the FLEET FLEX electrical system.

The enhanced dual variable-speed control feature allows operators to precisely match material delivery and spread patterns to conditions. Four standard accessory buttons and a dedicated blast button provide optimum in-cab efficiency, and a user-friendly LED display alerts the operator when the hopper is empty or needs adjustments. Its compact size easily fits into the cab of most trucks.

Also offering added convenience to operators is an enclosed accessory hub for easy plug-n-play accessory integration, and convenient dump and work light buttons located at the rear of the hopper. The work light button is essential for operating in dark conditions, and the addition of the dump button facilitates speed and ease with emptying the hopper.

The updated Tornado now features FLEET FLEX technology, a universal wiring and controls system that gives operators the added advantage of quick and easy 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.

More information about the WESTERN Tornado poly hopper spreader will be available in the online WESTERN Spreader Showroom in May 2016.