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Second Gen. Western Tornado

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by IA snoman, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    Has anybody seen,ran,purchased a new Tornado? I am interested but don't know how it is. I assume it is better since it is redesigned from the original. I was also curious about pricing. Let me know what u guys think.
  2. juspayme

    juspayme Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    im wondering too
  3. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    I have seen the First gen. tornado and Poly Caster. I have only seen the Poly Caster in action last year. They look like good spreaders. I called a few places for prices on the First Gen. models and the cheapest i found was for a Tornado with the inverted V and Vibrator he wanted $3700.
    I saw the New 1.8 ( for a 8' bed) Tornado at a county fair last week. They had it mounted in a 2009 Chevy 2500 with a 8'5" Fisher XV. It looks like a good solid unit. They now have a chain instead of a rubber belt, they have 2 motors, and the tie downs look more solid then the first gen. models. I had him give me a price for a new 1.5 Tornado with the inverted V, they want $4900 for it.
  4. I ran a fist gen no vibrator or inverted v and I paid around 4500(cnd) taxes in I got a price on a new one at 5300 or 5600 plus tax(I cannot remember which) a arctic or snoway (again cannot remeber this was 4 months ago talking about skids and the subject came up) electric stainless was 6000 to be honest for that kind of money I think I will be leaning towards the stainless. The first gen worked fine and I had no real issues with it other then keeping up on belt tension. To me its just for a few hundred more you get a lot more rugged piece of equipment IMO.
  5. Snow Miser

    Snow Miser Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I am a Fisher dealer, as well as a snow contractor, and I got to see the demo for the new polycaster about 2 months ago and it is a very nice unit. But they cost quite a bit more. I have a couple the first generation going for $3400 a piece, but these news are going to cost around $4700 for the 7', and the bigger ones are going to be just under $6000. But overall I think its a better unit with a dual electric motors and chain feeder. But not sure if it is worth the extra money
  6. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    I called one of my closest dealers Friday afternoon and they told me $4800 carry out on the 8Ft. 1.8 cu yd. Gonna call some more on Monday.
  7. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Quality Truck Equipment ( sponsor on the site ) sold me the 1.8 cu yd. for 4800 + 180.00 shipped to Cincinnati.

    Will post some information once I get it in my hot little hands. Should be late next week..
  8. juspayme

    juspayme Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    i just purchased that same unit ask for doug wallem. same price. delivered when they said . good people to work with
  9. dhayes125

    dhayes125 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Metropolitan truck in Stoughton MA $3800 installed for second generation fisher 7 footer ... no vibrator or inverted V.
  10. Jake 0424

    Jake 0424 Junior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 3

    thats what metro in stoughton told me too and i was curios if it was for the first or second gen?
  11. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    i just bought 2 2nd gen 1.5 for 3822.00 each...no vib , no inverted V ...picked up
    last 2 they had ...said no more until at least feb