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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Sticks, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Sticks

    Sticks Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 159

  2. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    monroe truck equipment


    Gentle reader,

    UH HUH ,

    Here we go again.

    a. It is not a slurry as it does not have the water volume
    to become a slurry and;

    b. If fresh water was used it would dissolve to the point where the
    inert rock settles out and becomes a " SALINE BRINE".

    c. The so called liquid is not heated to created a refined salt product
    to allow the salt to separate 0om the broken Halite salt cyrstals
    allowing separation of the sodium chloride from the mined Halite,
    any anhydrates, potash, pure salt crystals and shale in the salt seam.

    d. ANY SALT will liquify with enough water to allow the chemical
    bonds to break.

    OK just to clarify the manure they are spreading;

    There is no such thing as "REFINED ROCK SALT",

    The only salt that is refined with heat is salt that is

    produced with heated water injected into a drilled well

    which penetrates a salt deposit whether it is a shallow

    or deep salt deposit in a seam deposit such as those

    found in Nevada , Utah, New York, Kansas, Michigan,

    Ohio, Pennsylvania, Canadas provinces of New Brunswick,

    Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia,

    and the 330 domal deposits in the southeastern United states

    and the Caribean.

    They are not refining the crap that gets dumped in thier spreaders

    period. They are just crushing it with a so called gloried roller mill,

    and it comes out as what they claim as refined rock salt which it

    is NOT it is simply a finer crushed material.

    Nothing like thier brand of truth in advertising to convince
    you to loosen your wallet.

    leon:waving::laughing: eek: :gunsfiring:
  3. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    the only thing it helps is bounce and scatter for trucks salting roads....
    keeps more material on the road as speeds get higher during application.
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    good use for highways to keep it from bouncing, but in private lots i kinda like the larger salt, it throws farther, and when the cars drive over it it breaks into the hard pack better than fine salt. I could see this having a place on thes dry snows...that would certianly help alot, and no doubt the liquid prewet would work well here. interesting concept
  5. cplmac

    cplmac Senior Member
    from Dundee
    Messages: 113

    I've actually used this unit while I was with IDOT this winter. Basically you have a salt brine tank along side the radius body and one inside of it in our case, and as the salt falls off the conveyor into the "grinder" on its way down to the spreader it gets sprayed with the salt brine which is supposed to turn it into kind of a mush or at least wet sand. It doesn't do a whole lot more than any other salt spreading/liquid unit as far as the melt goes, but SnowMat hit the nail on the head. The single biggest benefit of this system is not having the material tumble that you have with dry and large grain rock salt. Basically it kind of plops onto the road as opposed to bouncing on it when it's working right. Oncoming traffic really appreciates it. We had one truck in our yard equipped with this system, but there are several trucks in our district that have them and I believe more are on the way if IL ever gets it's finances in order.