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Western Products Unveils New Defender Compact Snowplow

Steel plow brings pro-level performance to the consumer market

Tue March 28, 2017 - National Edition
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The Western Defender is a compact plow designed specifically for mid-size pickup trucks and SUVs.
The Western Defender is a compact plow designed specifically for mid-size pickup trucks and SUVs.

Western Products, manufacturer of Western snow removal and ice control equipment, introduces the new Western Defender compact snowplow. The Defender is designed specifically to fit mid-size pickups and SUVs.

It features a high-strength, low-weight, alloy-steel blade, which is stronger and lighter than conventional steel. Six vertical ribs reinforce the blade, deliver exceptional torsional strength and eliminate blade twisting. A full-trip moldboard helps protect the plow and truck when encountering hidden obstacles.

“We wanted to give consumers a true Western experience by providing a strong, effective plow, and that's what the Defender is,” said Doug Clark, product manager of Western Products. “Just because you're plowing your own property doesn't mean you can't do it like a pro.”

New to all Western plows in 2017—including the Defender compact plow—are brighter, dual-bulb Nighthawk halogen headlamps. Their longer beam pattern improves visibility, and the improved mounting system absorbs shock and vibration better.

The Defender snowplow is packed with other features, including:

  • 5" hardened-steel cutting edge, providing long-lasting performance and a clean scrape
  • Scrape Lock, which provides the scraping performance of a larger plow without the extra weight
  • Choice between CabCommand hand-held or joystick controls

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