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Vibrator on a western tornado

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by hhiggins, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. hhiggins

    hhiggins Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Where and how is the best place to mount a vibrator on a poly tornado
     
  2. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    If u buy one from western they come with specific instructions on location and how to secure them. U need to remove it from vehicle if mounted in a pickup truck because u can't get at the stainless steel conveyor rail. As I recall they mount on the drivers side just behind the adjuster. In fact u need to install a shorter conveyor adjuster bolt o make it fit. The bolt comes in the kit. U do need to drill a couple holes in the left rear plastic support but that's easy.
     
  3. hhiggins

    hhiggins Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Mishnick thanks I have a customer that has a vibrator he wants mounted . I kinda looked at the conveyor rail but didn't know if it would vibrate enough
     
  4. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    why do you need one? I have had my tornado for 5 years now.... have never needed a vibrator.... do you have the inverted v? what are you running through it?
     
  5. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    The need really depends on what u spread. I don't run a spreader but have installed many. I am told, what they call pickle mix, is bad for sticking and cavitation. The inverted v keeps the pressure off the conveyor but can actually make the need for a vibrator greater. Surely the customer wouldn't ask for the vibrator if he didn't need it.... And it sure won't hurt to have it. If he doesn't need it he doesn't need to turn it on right?
     
  6. hhiggins

    hhiggins Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Yes there is an inverted V in the tornado . I'm in the southern tier of NY, so our road sand is from a gravel pit which is real small stone ,sand and dirt . My customer had a pro flo 2 and that needed a vibrator on it also . That would cavitate also and a PITA to have to keep poking through to the conveyer . Soo he went bigger to eleminate the problem and it still sticks or cavitates . thanks for info