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Casting liquid with salt spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by navyman, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. navyman

    navyman Member
    Messages: 66

    I am always thinking outside the box...Why wouldn't this work? gravity feed the brine solution to the spinner with a line and let it rip. I always noted how my push fert. spreader threw water when I rinsed it off.
     
  2. navyman

    navyman Member
    Messages: 66

    Could use most any tailgate spreader.
     
  3. navyman

    navyman Member
    Messages: 66

    No Takers?
     
  4. maxwell

    maxwell Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 59

    I would think it would work but you would have to figure out how to regulate it and how to turn it on and off.
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Why?

    You might want to move back into the box.
     
  6. navyman

    navyman Member
    Messages: 66

    "Why" You ask? you obviously don't follow the liquid section of this site. We will start there first. Many are saying they would like to have an all in one unit, something to wet and something to rock. Now as far as me "moving back into the box" sounds like you are from GrandRapids.
     
  7. navyman

    navyman Member
    Messages: 66

    Huhhh, see the "Meier Crossfire", they are doing it but with a little more sophistication, but we could easily pump 3 gpm of brine to our spinners and accomplish the same thing very cheaply.... probably a good question for "Kubota".
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Because if it was a viable option, someone would have tried already.

    No control over placement of the product--this is already difficult with granular products and a push spreader.

    Too much of the product going backwards\hitting the applicator. Have you ever seen how dusty an applicator gets?

    Poor distribution.

    Wind causing drifting of product.

    No control over droplet size to accommodate different weather conditions.

    Would you like me to go on?
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    Sounds like a pre-wet system for the salt, haven't the wheel been played already?


    As far as applying directly to spinner without rock. I would think between the truck moving and it being slong, it would be a fine uneven mist and puddling when stopped. I don't know, just guessing from Chicago.
     
  10. navyman

    navyman Member
    Messages: 66

    I am sure you had more to say "Einstein"( he is your mentor?), why didn't you? lol