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25 tons of bulk salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by pvtben121, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    i have about 25tons and it has about ten frozen boulders in it can i just spray brine on them and try to break them up?
     
  2. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,303

    Tried to crush them with the skid or whatever yet? You will waste a TON of brine and salt if they are solid. Anyway to load up and put inside? That's your best bet. Torpedo heater?
     
  3. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    It will probally refreeze if you try to free it up with brine.
     
  4. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    just run them over with the loader, had this happen many times.
     
  5. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    yes i ran it over with the loader to no avail i didnt know brine can freeze salt
     
  6. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Im not 100% sure if it can. I know when I have got wet bulk salt, it has froze rock solid. And wouldn't the wetness in wet salt be a brine? (made its own brine?)

    I was lucky mine was in 2ton tote bags, so I just moved it inside to heated, and it was good in a day or two. Can you easily do that with the boulders? If so, thats what I would do.
     
  7. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,303

    Just had 52.61 ton delivered today, didn't see any boulders in itThumbs Up
     
  8. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    pour windshield washer fluid on them......break em right up
     
  9. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,303

    Better get a couple 55 gal drums