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giong to try out "Norther Salt" - New Brighten, MN

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by monson770, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. monson770

    monson770 Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    let y'all know how much better it is than the rock salt i've been getting from hedberg in plymouth, MN.

    it is supposed to be a calcium, magnesium, and potasium mix. but not like you'd buy in the store.. look them up if you are in MN

    http://www.northernsalt.com/

    open 24/7 and if you need salt after hours just call ahead. they are on a railway so it is about as fresh as it gets i guess..
     
  2. Deershack

    Deershack Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    If they are open 24/7. what are "after hours"?
     
  3. monson770

    monson770 Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    after normal business hours, they appreciate a call ahead to prepare i'm guessing..
     
  4. Deershack

    Deershack Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    I figured that also, just could'nt resist asking. LOL

    Think I got product from them last year. They were a little high, but at 3 in the morning, worth the price.
     
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Any idea what their prices are?
     
  6. Deershack

    Deershack Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    If I remember correctly, they were at 87/t and US Salt was $70. That was last year. I think they were both straight salt but Northern was much finer material as I recall.
     
  7. monson770

    monson770 Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    they have some other brand of salt aswell,, i was trying to get a load of it but ended up getting a load of bulk strait salt, better than another place i'd been getting it from, but i was not trying to get the rockj salt. the other salt is like a pink or salmon color, small granules compared to rock salt also. it was supposed to be a better quality and faster acting, maybe a lower temps aswell but not 100% on that/.
     
  8. monson770

    monson770 Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    got the pink salt from northern salt, and it is awesome! a lil more expensive than rock salt, i think in the 90/T area, but for me with owning/managing office space i would like to try to keep my carpet in the hallways for as long as possible.. so the smaller granules are going to help a lot with how much salt is left over after all of the ice melts.. it does act at a little lower temps than the regular rock salt. i'd say it was like 10-15 below zero and it melted the *&%! out of the packed snow on my driveway..

    i think that i'll have to stick with teh rock salt for my pro flo 2 because this pinkish northern salt is so fine it would flo right out while driving and not trying to spread...

    i recomend people to try it!
     
  9. Deershack

    Deershack Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    Northern's salt is so fine that I think I salted the hyway from New Brighton to E.St.Paul from what flowed out between the truck bed and the UTG sander. If I use them again, I will have to plug the gap.
     
  10. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Is their salt dry? The last 3 loads I've gotten from my supplier up here have been wet and everything has been frozen solid by the time I get it back home. I definitely need to start buying from someone else.
     
  11. Deershack

    Deershack Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    The stuff I got was very dry. It was in a shed and I think I got the last they had that night.

    That was at the New Brighton site. I think they have a bigger operation in Forest Lake.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011
  12. monson770

    monson770 Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    agreed, dry, and fine. it is a quality product, it comes out of the railcar on conveyor and into the truck via conveyor. havn't had any clumping and its been below 0 for a while now.. melts great!
     
  13. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    :laughing::laughing: Im only laughing because I know how you feel, I had half a load by the time I got home:realmad: