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cinder spreading

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by shane-pa, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. shane-pa

    shane-pa Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    new guy here. second year doing landscape and plowing. picking up commercial accounts and need a spreader. 2 of my accounts require anti-skid. looking for a tailgate spreader that does a decent job without a alot of headaches. can't afford a vbox right now. any help is appreciated.
     
  2. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    WELCOME to the board! Where in North Central PA are you? I'm in Knox, which is just off exit 53 I-80.
     
  3. KYsnow

    KYsnow Member
    Messages: 74

    Question! Never seen cinder used. Is it a poor man's salt alternative?

    Here if we use salt there is no longer an ice problem, no skid and no mess. So why use cinder instead of salt?
     
  4. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    In pa here they call it anti-skid, or 1b stone. Some areas use red ash cinders.
     
  5. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Cinders are used coal ash from power plants typically. Is used instead of salt because salt will destroy dirt roads / lots! A lot of our rural townships use cinders.
     
  6. shane-pa

    shane-pa Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    2 of lots I am bidding on need cinders for traction control. they don't want the salt ruining the concrete at the loading docks or asphalt at the other section of the lot.

    Any spreaders that will throw this stuff?

    I live in Emporium. about 1.75 hours from Knox
     
  7. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    The only tailgate spreaders that will spread sand, stone, bulk salk, etc are 2 stage and I'm not certain , but they have got to be up in the +$2000 range. Single stage spreaders are basically only good for dry bagged salt. Maybe look into a slightly used vbox.
     
  8. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Must live in Shippen Twp then? Customer of mine.
    Something like the Fisher Speed Caster 2 is what you'll have to look for. Has a belt in the bottom to convey the cinders to the spinner.
     
  9. shane-pa

    shane-pa Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    You know the area? I live about 3 miles north of the township building.
    Thanks for the suggestions on the spreaders.
     
  10. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Know the area somewhat. Last time I was up that way my wife & I bought a hog scale from a hog farmer who was going out of the hog business. Usually the guys from the twp come to our place when they need something.
     
  11. shane-pa

    shane-pa Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I think I will look into the Fisher. I think my truck is too small for a vbox. 3/4 ton Chevy.