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New Tornado Spreader

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Hysert, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,678

    hey Gents, Just installed my new tornado in about 2hrs easy plug and play, Wasn't going to buy one this year but I found it on clearence and saved almost $2000..... Love the idea of NO MORE BAGS..... Anything to watch out for please reply.... heres a few pics... I'll be out tonight with it and I'll let you all know what I think soon!!!!!!
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2010
  2. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Nice spreader, have fun with it.
  3. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Im guessing thats the 1.8cubic yard salter? Im liking the ghetto floor mat reflector! LOL
  4. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,678

    It's actually 1.5 which is good for me and yes that mat had a hole in it which would no long keep water off my floor so now it's still earning its keep LOL:laughing:
  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    If I get into salting thats the spreader I am buying.
  6. DobbinsINC

    DobbinsINC Member
    Messages: 61

    nice salter, would like to hear how u make out w it
  7. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    I heard a lot of things about that spreader and think your rubber deflector(floor mat) is priceless! What ever it takes to get the job done.
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I think they are decent units overall. There seems to be some issues with the spinner motors, all taken care of under warranty. Someone else here had some issues with the bearings at the front of the bed chain. Maybe xtreeme3d ? Just give the unit a good going over and make sure all the bolts are tight.

    Do a search for Tornado, PolyCaster, IceChaser. Plenty of reading.

    They are all the same unit, different colors/stickers. They should offer the gray one with Fisher stickers for the guys running SS X or XV blades.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2010

    EXCAVATIONLAND Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    thats a nice spreader . how durable is it so far . any problems with it .
  10. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Nice i just picked up a 1,8 yarder today.
  11. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Very Nice! I hope to Get a bulk spreader for next season! Goodluck!
  12. cleansweep007

    cleansweep007 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Good lookin spreader. I am sure you will love it !
  13. NSDOT

    NSDOT Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    We've had very good luck with our new 1.8, other than the querk of turning on by it's self occasionally. That is being addressed by the dealer.
  14. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    You know how they fix the turn on by itself problem???
  15. NSDOT

    NSDOT Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    My dealer plans to replace the module that's located in the rear of the spreader, the one to the left of the chain as you face the spreader.
  16. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    Post up a pic of your truck with the spreader.
  17. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    I will once i put it on. Im putting it on right NOW. I just stop for min to check this thread. Too see if the problem was install related or not before i start the wiring. Give me like 5-6 hours i will have Pics and a Video. :drinkup:
  18. 2500hdFisher

    2500hdFisher Member
    Messages: 61

    we got the fisher version on our new dodge its nice how the spinner comes right off

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,556

    I really like how they changed the doors on the new versions so that they dont hit the side/top of the bed rails. Apparently that spinner shield is pretty heavy but other then that they look great. Friend who has one says it throws salt farther then the previous versions. I have 2 of the previous version. The one has about 300 ton run thru it.
  20. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,678

    Hey guys here's my thoughts. spreades nice vary smooth, the conveyor motor is alittle loud, guess thats expected it's huge in size bigger the my plow motors, only thing I need to add is some more deflectors to keep the spray off the lights and the back of the truck, nothing a few pop rivits and thin aluminum can't fix, whitch I'll be fabbing this week... Just had a baby boy yesterday so things are busy.....wesport:sleeping: I'll post more pics after my mild modifcation are done.