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Best de-icing Salt in the World?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JackofallTrade$, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. JackofallTrade$

    JackofallTrade$ Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Local news story on what some people claim is the best salt in the world. You think its worth it? Organic and melts down to 0 degrees. Red tint is nice to help see it too. They supply it to 28 states apparently.

    2:30 minute video:
    https://www.ksl.com/?sid=37862061&nid=148


    Ice Slicer is the way they market it:
    http://www.iceslicer.com/

    OR is white salt good enough?
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
  2. JackofallTrade$

    JackofallTrade$ Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Where I'm coming from

    Some other background on me
    My first year running snowblowing crews and doing lots of salting so with all of your help on this forum I've been learning. I started out with some spreaders which broke, so I bought a snowex drop spreader and a used earthway boadcast spreader. My guys never used the drop spreader so I bought two Snowex Sp85 broadcast spreaders (about $500 ea) that hold 150 lbs if you really top them off, they've been working great and we work them hard. We do residential, commercial, lots of walks and driveways at HOAs. So even if I had a VBox I'd still have to run some push spreaders.

    Bought lots of pallets of bags since we've have the biggest winter in years here in Utah (used 15 tons in bags) and all this forum's talks of bulk salt got me wanting to try that. Plan is to buy a skid steer and Vbox next year.

    Anyway I saw this on my local news and apparently the claim is this is the best salt in the world? I can get it for $35 a ton for road salt and they have a product that would even work in gravity fed and push spreaders they call medium or Ice slicer Zero that is baked dry and consistent size. (better for walking on vs. driving on) Its $55/ton


    The salt mine is 6 hours round trip from me. But the main Morton Solar salt plant is 1.5 hours round trip and is only $17/ ton. However this is the fancy organic salt that melts down to 0. White salt only melts to 18 degrees.
    Thoughts?
     
  3. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    Being you are already there, you should be looking at Magnesium Chloride. It will take you down to -10 and its glutten free
     
  4. chad1234

    chad1234 Junior Member
    from 48348
    Messages: 25

    Where can buy salt at $35/ton?
     
  5. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315


    I used the "original" Ice Slicer in my lots, it works very well down to about -5*.
    For walks I use a Morgro product (also from Utah) called Snow Plow which is good down -27*.
    When it's really cold and there's no sun in the forecast I'll mix a blend of Ice Slicer and Snow Plow.
     
  6. bel-nor

    bel-nor Member
    Messages: 44

    What does the Ice Slicer Elite sale for per ton or bulk bag.
     
  7. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 285

    Looks like a really good product, but after our experience with Magic O and IBG treated salt, I would put it up against any product out there for melting, Ice prevention and Environmental benefits in it.
     
  8. PriorityCleanin

    PriorityCleanin Member
    Messages: 34

    Zero Ice is awesome
     
  9. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    Where are you getting salt for those prices?
     
  10. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,535

    If it were the best everyone would be using it.
     
  11. bel-nor

    bel-nor Member
    Messages: 44

    Ok how about a price per ton on ice slicer ls, and elite. It must be great!
     
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    I don't go through enough to buy bulk and not set up to. I think bulk is $65t and I last paid $6.90 a 50# bag when buying a skid.

    Guys back east probably haven't heard mulch aboot it because it's mined in Utah and shipping cost is probably an issue. Being mined in Utah it's widely distributed in the west.
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    Salt is salt.