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Tornado Spreader, Good or bad?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by L&S Cont., Oct 10, 2009.

  1. L&S Cont.

    L&S Cont. Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I looking at purchasing a new Tornado spreader, it'll be my first electric/poly. Just wondering if anyone had any coments on them? Are they as dependable as the traditional gas spreaders?
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I have the first generation PolyCaster. Two full seasons. Very reliable. Looked the new ones over today. Look pretty good. Two motors will be sweet. I like the rubber belt, but they went back to a steel bed chain.
  3. 3311

    3311 Senior Member
    Messages: 332

    Here is the chain drive model.

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    Love it! I have mine on 4x4s, as the first few really cold times without 4x4's I had some freezups/jaming on a full load of sand. I want to add an inverted v this year inside to ease the weight on the belt. I have a first generation one.
    I also plan on having a second wiring harness added to other truck just incase anything happens I can switch it in 20 mins.

    The things that I really like are:
    Poly barn doors on the top to keep everything dry and keeps any over spill out of the truck bed.
    Easy in and out. One man can do it with a come-along strap or winch even.
    Electric so its quiet, no getting engines started and running them all night.
  5. snowangel13

    snowangel13 Junior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 18

    We have 17 tornados old style and 7 new style. they are simply the best. we will never go gas again unless its close to free.
  6. L&S Cont.

    L&S Cont. Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Thanks for the feed back guys.

    Snow Angle: you must service a large area to require 24 sanders.

  7. Potomac Lawns

    Potomac Lawns Member
    Messages: 91

    I have 1 also its 2 years old and works great