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Tornado™

Hopper Spreader

Outfit your truck equipment for the next winter snow storm in Harrisburg with the WESTERN Tornado poly hopper spreader. This one-piece poly hopper construction is low maintenance and includes overlapping lids to protect your salt or sand load. Operators can control the material delivery and spread patterns as well as optional accessories from inside the truck cab. Fits ¾ and 1 ton pickup trucks, dump bodies or flatbed trucks over 15,000 lb GVWR.

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FEATURES

Cover

The two-piece poly hopper cover 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 covers 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 LED's make the controls easy to read. Its compact size compared to traditional controls 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 16½" 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 15½" polyurethane spinner 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 drop chute accommodates both pickup truck and flatbed applications, ensuring a proper spreading height. The entire drop chute is easily removed for off-season storage.

Adjustable Feed Gate

An adjustable feed gate controls the amount of material flowing from the hopper to the spinner to regulate material flow.

Top Screen

The standard coated steel top screen helps break up large chunks of de-icing material during the loading process to help prevent clogging and bridging during spreader operation.

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.

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.

FLEET FLEX

The Tornado™ hopper spreader is designed with FLEET FLEX technology for easy interchange between electric hopper spreaders without having to change the wiring or the controls.

SPECIFICATIONS

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specifications

7' 1.5 cu yd8' 1.8 cu yd8' 2.5 cu yd
Body Side Length7'8'8'
Capacity1.5 cu yd1.8 cu yd2.5 cu yd
Hopper ConstructionPolyethylenePolyethylenePolyethylene
Dimensions Overall (LxWxH)108" x 63" x 44"117" x 63" x 44"117" x 63" x 51"
Approx. Weight (empty)591 lb660 lb734 lb
MotorDual Electric, 12V, SealedDual Electric, 12V, SealedDual Electric, 12V, Sealed
Conveyor Width16 ½"16 ½"16 ½"
Spinner Size15 ½"15 ½"15 ½"
Spreading WidthUp to 40'Up to 40'Up to 40'
MaterialsSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand MixSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand MixSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix
Vehicle Application3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup Trucks3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup TrucksDump Body or Flatbed Trucks (over 15,000 lb GVWR)
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specifications

7' 1.5 cu yd8' 1.8 cu yd8' 2.5 cu yd
Body Side Length2.13 m2.44 m2.44 m
Capacity1.15 cu m1.38 cu m 1.91 cu m
Hopper ConstructionPolyethylenePolyethylenePolyethylene
Dimensions Overall (LxWxH)274 cm x 160 cm x 112 cm297 cm x 160 cm x 112 cm297 cm x 160 cm x 130 cm
Approx. Weight (empty)268.07 kg299.37 kg332.94 kg
MotorDual Electric, 12V, SealedDual Electric, 12V, SealedDual Electric, 12V, Sealed
Conveyor Width42 cm42 cm42 cm
Spinner Size40 cm40 cm40 cm
Spreading WidthUp to 12.19 mUp to 12.19 mUp to 12.19 m
MaterialsSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand MixSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand MixSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix
Vehicle Application3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup Trucks3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup TrucksDump Body or Flatbed Trucks (over 15,000 lb GVWR)

ACCESSORIES

Tornado™

Hopper Spreader

Outfit your truck equipment for the next winter snow storm in Harrisburg with the WESTERN Tornado poly hopper spreader. This one-piece poly hopper construction is low maintenance and includes overlapping lids to protect your salt or sand load. Operators can control the material delivery and spread patterns as well as optional accessories from inside the truck cab. Fits ¾ and 1 ton pickup trucks, dump bodies or flatbed trucks over 15,000 lb GVWR.

For the most accurate quote, add vehicle info +
Hide vehicle details -
Close

Cover

The two-piece poly hopper cover 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 covers 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 LED's make the controls easy to read. Its compact size compared to traditional controls 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 16½" 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 15½" polyurethane spinner 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 drop chute accommodates both pickup truck and flatbed applications, ensuring a proper spreading height. The entire drop chute is easily removed for off-season storage.

Adjustable Feed Gate

An adjustable feed gate controls the amount of material flowing from the hopper to the spinner to regulate material flow.

Top Screen

The standard coated steel top screen helps break up large chunks of de-icing material during the loading process to help prevent clogging and bridging during spreader operation.

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.

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.

FLEET FLEX

The Tornado™ hopper spreader is designed with FLEET FLEX technology for easy interchange between electric hopper spreaders without having to change the wiring or the controls.

View Metric

specifications

7' 1.5 cu yd8' 1.8 cu yd8' 2.5 cu yd
Body Side Length7'8'8'
Capacity1.5 cu yd1.8 cu yd2.5 cu yd
Hopper ConstructionPolyethylenePolyethylenePolyethylene
Dimensions Overall (LxWxH)108" x 63" x 44"117" x 63" x 44"117" x 63" x 51"
Approx. Weight (empty)591 lb660 lb734 lb
MotorDual Electric, 12V, SealedDual Electric, 12V, SealedDual Electric, 12V, Sealed
Conveyor Width16 ½"16 ½"16 ½"
Spinner Size15 ½"15 ½"15 ½"
Spreading WidthUp to 40'Up to 40'Up to 40'
MaterialsSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand MixSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand MixSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix
Vehicle Application3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup Trucks3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup TrucksDump Body or Flatbed Trucks (over 15,000 lb GVWR)
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specifications

7' 1.5 cu yd8' 1.8 cu yd8' 2.5 cu yd
Body Side Length2.13 m2.44 m2.44 m
Capacity1.15 cu m1.38 cu m 1.91 cu m
Hopper ConstructionPolyethylenePolyethylenePolyethylene
Dimensions Overall (LxWxH)274 cm x 160 cm x 112 cm297 cm x 160 cm x 112 cm297 cm x 160 cm x 130 cm
Approx. Weight (empty)268.07 kg299.37 kg332.94 kg
MotorDual Electric, 12V, SealedDual Electric, 12V, SealedDual Electric, 12V, Sealed
Conveyor Width42 cm42 cm42 cm
Spinner Size40 cm40 cm40 cm
Spreading WidthUp to 12.19 mUp to 12.19 mUp to 12.19 m
MaterialsSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand MixSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand MixSalt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix
Vehicle Application3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup Trucks3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup TrucksDump Body or Flatbed Trucks (over 15,000 lb GVWR)

ACCESSORIES