Wessex International have chosen Saltex as the venue for the launch of PolarOne, their new range of professional salt and grit spreaders for winter maintenance. Built in the UK to take on the harshest winter conditions, the spreader is constructed using stainless steel components and fixings together with powder coating for anti-corrosion longevity. Durability and weight-saving are also the thinking behind the self-supporting design of the polypropylene 900L hopper and integral 465L liquid brine tank.

PolarOne can be trailer or vehicle-mounted and the list of key features is impressive. The optional GPS controlled flow rate ensures precise application and minimal material wastage, for increased profitability. There’s an optional live tracking system, PolarOne Commander, for fleet and productivity management, providing real-time spreading data and application rates. The PolarFlo vibration system is a patented auto vibration control to manage consistent material flow which is totally new and unique to the industry. The spreader is suited to a wide variety of vehicles with its adjustable spinner height coupled with a convenient fold-up feature. The spread direction is easily adjusted to bias from left to right by moving the feed chute position and there’s a safety emergency stop. PolarOne’s extended auger design allows better weight distribution in the host vehicle and the large diameter auger, with delivery tunnel, manages the spreading of a large range of materials without blockages or leakage.

Wessex have achieved a unique, low maintenance design with the PolarOne spreader using no engines, belts, chains or grease points. The in-cab digital controller display has three options, from standard to GPS and GPS+ with full telematics to remotely monitor the salt spreader from base. There’s a wide range of optional extras and plans to introduce pre-wet and spray bar options. Wessex will also display their ProLine range of commercial mowers and turf machinery at the show. See the PolarOne spreader and latest ProLine on the Wessex International stand number K060 at Saltex.