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Getting rid of ice

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Mistel, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Mistel

    Mistel Member
    Messages: 48

    This is a really basic question, but I need some help. I just do a few lots for the family business, so I don't work with any experianced plowers that I can get ideas from. I have one lot that faces north so it never gets sun to help melt, and there are always, 24hr a day, cars there so I can't get in with the plow.

    My problem is that even if I shovel by hand, the snow is already packed by the time I get there and it just turns to ice between all the cars.

    I have a push spreader that I use for salting and I buy bags of salt, not bulk.

    Is there some sequence I should be following to make things easier? Should I pre salt before a storm? Should I salt then give it some time then try to shovel?

    Or is it simply a matter of putting a lot of effort into it and bust up the ice and shovel by hand? Or just spreading a lot of salt?

    I make the decisions as to when to salt/plow and I don't mind buying more salt if that is the way to go


  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Pretreat with salt or treated salt. Ultimate is to use liquid pretreatment.