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Bulk Load of Magic Salt

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by CapeCodSnoopy, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. CapeCodSnoopy

    CapeCodSnoopy Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Just got a load of bulk "Magic Salt" delivered to our shop. The guy's loaded up the sanders the night before, and when they went out to salt the next morning, a few of the loads froze solid in the hoppers. Is it due to the moisture content in the salt? The sanders were not covered overnight.

    Any thoughts? We normally use sand/salt mix without any freezing issues.:help:
  2. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    salt etc.

    You need to lay in a supply of windshield washer fluid
    to be poured over the salt and sand as it is loaded
    on the spreader and avoid preloading.

    The magic salt attracted the moisture from the
    surrounding air and the walls of the spreaders
    if they are metal. Tarps wont help you much if
    the spreader trucks are out in the cold.
  3. NW Snow Removal

    NW Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    one of the many reasons I will never use magic salt again;.that happened to me with 40 trucks
  4. CapeCodSnoopy

    CapeCodSnoopy Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    So I guess you don't get that problem with straight salt.? I find a heavier concentrate of salt/sand mix works better anyway, correct? It gives you the melting factor, and also supplies a grip factor during a re-freeze.
  5. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    magic salt

    You will have the same issues with straight Halite
    too unfortunately if left out overnight..

    The less salt you use with a mix the better if left in
    side or left out side in a covered shed.

    The windsheild washer fluid works very well for
    straight sand only as well. :yow!::waving::drinkup::sleeping: