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2018 Western Tornado™ 8' 2.5 cu yd

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Tornado™ 8' 2.5 cu yd




For reliable, low maintenance performance, the WESTERN® Tornado™ hopper spreader has a variety of features built to put more control at your fingertips, delivering efficient salt and sand spreading operation. The rugged, one-piece poly hopper includes overlapping lids to provide unsurpassed protection for your salt or sand load.

  • Body Side Length: 8 ft. (2.44 m)
  • Capacity: 2.5 cu yd (1.91 cu m)
  • Hopper Construction: Polyethylene
  • Dimensions Overall (LxWxH): 117 in. x 63 in. x 51 in. (297 cm x 160 cm x 130 cm)
  • Approx. Weight (empty): 734 lb. (332.94 kg)
  • Motor: Dual Electric, 12V, Sealed
  • Conveyor Width: 16 .5 in. (42 cm)
  • Spinner Size: 15 .5 in. (40 cm)
  • Spreading Width: Up to 40 ft. (Up to 12.19 m)
  • Materials: Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix
  • Vehicle Application: Dump Body or Flatbed Trucks (over 15,000 lb. GVWR) (Dump Body or Flatbed Trucks (over 15,000 lb GVWR))
Unique Features
  • Cover: The two-piece poly hopper shields de-icing material from the elements. The Tornado™ spreader's overlapping hopper design seals out moisture while molded water grooves direct runoff away from the hopper. When opened, the s form a spill guard to keep overflow material out of your truck.
  • Dual Electric Motors: Two instant-start, 12-volt electric motors provide quiet, reliable and independent control over the conveyor and spinner mechanisms. The spinner motor is sealed inside a weather-resistant housing, protecting it from corrosion.
  • Controls: Enhanced dual variable-speed control allows you to precisely match material delivery and spread patterns to conditions. Four standard accessory buttons and a dedicated blast button provide optimum in-cab efficiency. Easy-to-understand, digital self-diagnostics alert the operator when the hopper is empty or when adjustments are needed, and LEDs make the easy to read. Its compact size compared to traditional fits easily into today's modern truck cab designs.
  • Corrosion-Resistant Hopper: The one-piece, double-walled hopper is built of durable polyethylene for corrosion-free performance, whether using rock salt, calcium chloride, sand or any other type of de-icing material.
  • Material Delivery: One of the widest in the industry, the 16 1/2" pintle chain conveyer delivers reliable, smooth, and consistent material flow to help reduce bridging. The corrosion-resistant stainless steel conveyor housing provides added strength and reliability.
  • Spinner: An extra large 15 1/2" polyurethane delivers a spread pattern of up to 40' and provides long-lasting, corrosion-free performance.
  • Accessory Integration: Conveniently connect accessories directly into the fully enclosed accessory hub mounted in the back of the hopper. Accessories automatically integrate with the hopper control without having to run additional wires from the front of the truck.
  • Dump Button & Work Light: Located at the rear of the hopper, two dump buttons run the conveyor for easily unloading excess material or quickly filling a walk-behind or tailgate spreader. A work light button illuminates the area at the rear of the spreader for better visibility when operating the dump buttons or working at the back of the hopper.
  • Drop Chute: The adjustable-height poly accommodates both pickup truck and flatbed applications, ensuring a proper spreading height. The entire is easily removed for off-season storage.
  • Top Screen: The standard coated steel helps break up large chunks of de-icing material during the loading process to help prevent clogging and bridging during spreader operation.
  • Adjustable Feed Gate: An controls the amount of material flowing from the hopper to the spinner to regulate material flow.
  • Convenient Storage: With the drop chute removed, the Tornado™ hopper spreader can easily be removed from the truck and the entire unit stands on end to minimize the space needed for storage. Support blocks are required for off-season storage.
  • FLEET FLEX: The Tornado™ hopper spreader is designed with technology for easy interchange between electric hopper spreaders without having to change the wiring or the controls.
  • Additional Standard Features: Before removing the drop chute, the operator can conveniently access the electrical disconnect for easy removal. A Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) is standard to meet FMVSS requirements. Tie-down loops are built into the hopper for additional stability. The drop chute housing provides a molded-in alternate license plate location.
Featured Accessories
  • Pre-Wet System: The accessory allows the operator to activate deicing material by applying a liquid deicing agent directly on the material prior to leaving the hopper, providing you with increased material efficiency and superior ice control. Learn More
  • License Plate Kit: Stay street legal with this illuminated for your alternate license plate location. Providing convenient mount methods and lighting in a high impact plastic casing, the allows you to move your license to a spot visible and legally compliant. Don't leave without it.
  • Work Light Kit: See more to do more with the for better visibility at the rear of your spreader at night. Encased in anodized aluminum, and good to less than minus 20 degrees, this LED work light will put over 1000 lumens where you need them, when you need them. The LEDs mean low amp draw, so you can easily use more than one (see our Additional , PN 99732-1).



Hopper Capacity
2.5 cu yd (1.91 cu m)

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