New generation Tornado spreader from Joskin

  • The JOSKIN ‘new generation’ Tornado has been given a number of improvements, as well as an upgraded design

Since its creation in the late 1990s, the Tornado muck spreader has continued to evolve and the basics on which it has built its reputation have continued to be improved: a narrow, lowered body which, combined with large-diameter wheels (max. 2,060 mm), allows for easier traction and a reduced ground pressure thanks to an increased contact area, regardless of the terrain.

Compared to its predecessor, the body of the new generation Tornado is now more tapered and the side walls are smooth in order to make emptying and cleaning easier. The rear side has also been widened to increase the spreading regularity. The hydraulic pipes are now integrated into the upper body edge strip, and therefore protected from any contact with the material. Finally, the mudguard has been redesigned with a 45° inclination to avoid material heaps on the machine.

Whether it is the body or some of the components, such as the drawbar or beater frame, the Tornado is manufactured in high tensile steel. This steel is characterised by its resistance and dynamic properties. It is thereby not necessary to add any body side reinforcements, which considerably reduces the machine empty weight. As for the beaters, they are designed to minimise the vibrations of the machine.

The front wall of the body is perforated for a better visibility from the tractor cab, and a headboard prevents the material from falling onto the drawbar.

The moving floor is made of steel tubes and two shipping chains (Ø 16 mm), the tension of which can be adjusted by means of 2 easily accessible mechanical side tensioners. The moving floor moves over a welded high tensile steel floor (4 mm) and brings the manure to the spreading device which, being wider than the body, allows the conveyed material to expand before ejection by the beaters. The direction of rotation can be reversed from the tractor via a double-acting hydraulic control valve.

The single-axle Tornado has an oversized axle bolted under the body. It can be moved easily, which allows a perfect balance, with sufficient weight on the eyelet, regardless of the chosen tyre configuration. The double-axle models are equipped as standard with a free-steering axle and a Hydro-Tandem hydraulic suspension, which ensures traction ease and an optimal stability.

The Tornado is fitted as standard with a simplified closed-circuit hydraulic drawbar suspension and air brakes for an unmatched driving comfort. A galvanised access ladder, a hydraulic skid, a wide-angle P.T.O.- shaft and retractable full LED lights also complete a rather extensive standard equipment.

The Tornado, whether with one or two axles, is available with either vertical beaters or with a spreading table and horizontal beaters. Depending on the model, the capacity can vary from 8.6 m3 for the smallest model to 22.4 m3 for the largest one. Sharing the strengths mentioned above, the two Tornado models also have very specific features.