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Old 09-27-2012, 07:40 PM
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Liquid spraying equipment

Im thinking of getting into liquids. Should I buy or build my first sprayer? Any suggestions on brands of sprayers or sprayer features to shop for? Im located in western MD and I dont think I have any supplierd of brine close to me so I will probably have to make it. Should I start out with salt calcium, or mag? I am new to this site and I like all of the info i've read so far thanks in advance.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:58 AM
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Check out some of my videos, it may help or give you some ideas:

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Old 09-29-2012, 01:07 PM
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Are liquids only used as a pre treatment or do you use as a rock salt substitute on ice.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:19 PM
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I use about 95% liquid and 5% bag salt, for both pre and post treatment. There is a ton of info on this site, just have to use the search button. here is a good site to find what you need: http://www.dultmeier.com/agricultura...-equipment.asp
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:07 PM
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Blog with good information on starting with liquids: www.highcountryis.blogspot.com
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:14 PM
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This is what we use.

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:37 PM
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What is the size of both your gas unit and electric unit? Im looking to get one of those.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:11 AM
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What is the size of both your gas unit and electric unit? Im looking to get one of those.
The electric comes in 275 and 550. The gas is 330, but is also offered with everything but the tank so you can hook it to any size you like.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:47 AM
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Ok thanks Metro lawn, Whats the dimensions of the gas unit with the tank?
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:19 PM
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Ok thanks Metro lawn, Whats the dimensions of the gas unit with the tank?
4x6 will fit in an extedend cab truck
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:25 PM
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How many acres can you cover post plowing with the 330 gallon unit? And what would be the price to fill with brine solution? Thanks
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:22 PM
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How many acres can you cover post plowing with the 330 gallon unit? And what would be the price to fill with brine solution? Thanks
I can usually get around 7 acres and my cost to fill it is around $80
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This liquid deicer i buy from russo in chicago is like a brown thick liquid, whats the different between that and brine, besides the price.
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This liquid deicer i buy from russo in chicago is like a brown thick liquid, whats the different between that and brine, besides the price.
Not sure, would need to see the MSDS. Sounds like one of the beet juice products. Does it smell bad?
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:36 PM
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Sounds like beet juice. Does it smell like hell and sticky?
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No it almost smells like molasse, lll see if I Can find out the name tommorrow.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:12 PM
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I believe its liquid magic salt but ill double check.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:22 PM
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Its an organic additive of some kind and is most likely beet or corn based. Has no real business being in a liquid thats applied directly to the ground IMO as its best characteristic is keeping salt from bounce off the roadways.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:54 AM
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I found out its called liquid calcium, 39% liquid calcium, molasse, and a rust preventer. At russo this is $1.75 a gallon.


Whats the difference between this liquid calcium and brine???
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I found out its called liquid calcium, 39% liquid calcium, molasse, and a rust preventer. At russo this is $1.75 a gallon.


Whats the difference between this liquid calcium and brine???
I have heard from multiple sources thar anything over 32% chloride is bad. Brine is a combination of chlorides that can be anywhere from 26-31% The molasse? in the other stuff or sugur of any sort is used as a rust preventer, but is not really needed.
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