Western Products released its newest Marauder line of hopper spreaders at the 2023 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind., in early March.
Built with riveted, stainless steel construction that resists corrosion, the Marauder hopper spreaders are made to withstand the toughest winter weather conditions. An optimized end cap design moves more material through to the material delivery system for a consistent spread. Fleet owners now have the option of a pintle chain delivery system for thick, heavy de-icing materials or the all-new Helixx shaftless auger for precise rock salt application.
“Our new hopper spreaders ensure our contractors have the right tool for the job," said Pedar Steinquist, ice control product manager for Western Products. “With streamlined delivery and customizable options to meet each operator’s specific needs, we’re confident that our customers are going to count on these Marauder hopper spreaders for all their ice control needs.”
Marauder hopper spreaders will be available in the following capacities: 0.35 cubic yard, 0.7 cubic yard, 1.5 cubic yard, 2.2 cubic yard, 3.0 cubic yard, 4.0 cubic yard and 5.0 cubic yard.
- 0.35-cubic-yard and 0.7-cubic-yard units are optimized for UTV applications.
- 0.7-cubic-yard through the 5.0-cubic-yard units are made for trucks from half-ton through large work trucks and flatbeds.
- 1.5-cubic-yard through the 5.0-cubic-yard units will offer a pre-wet accessory kit that provides prewet activation for rock salt or direct liquid application performance.
The Marauder line also features an extended-chute design to deliver smooth material flow and minimize leakage. With an all-new material spill-protector flap, the Marauder prevents spillage near the vehicle cab, reducing corrosion damage to the vehicle.