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Frozen v-boxes

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by KSB, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. KSB

    KSB Member
    Messages: 40

    Hi Guys, Been really cold here the last week and we have needed to spread a fair amount of sand, but have had a heck of a time getting it to come out of the v-box when we need it. I will go get a load on and in 15 minutes it will be frozen solid in the sander. How do you guys deal with this, any tips would be greatly appreciated. My arms and back are so sore from beating on the sander and my customers are starting to think I've gone mad. Please help.
     
  2. WMHLC

    WMHLC Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    How wet is your sand? Dry sand will not freeze. You can always put some anti cake agent in it, that will stop the freeze.
     
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    mix either salt or magic in with the sand
     
  4. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    I sprayed my sand last year with liquid calcium chloride and it never froze all winter. But that depends on what you are spreading the sand on or why your spreading sand?
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    a couple of bags of salt in a ton of sand will keep it from freezing
     
  6. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    There was a member on here in the past that would keep a gallon or two of winshield washer solvent with in case his sander would freeze up on him. He said that he would pour the solvent over the top and in a few minutes it would unfreeze. I've never tried it as I don't spread sand but it might be worth a try.