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Green Dyed Salt?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JeepPlow18, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. JeepPlow18

    JeepPlow18 Senior Member
    Messages: 658

    I was in the square in Newton, which is by me in North Western Jersey and I was out shoveling some walkways on my accounts and I noticed something very interesting. At first I thought I had way to much coffee and no sleep but it was true NJ DOT was throwing GREEN dyed salt down. He was fully loaded, could not believe my eyes. What do you guys think about this? I think they are doing this maybe to separate certain mixes of salt and sand and just plain salt for easy loading. I really dont know just putting it out there. Mike
     
  2. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    It might have been some sort of magic salt or something with CMA.
     
  3. Sounds like Cargils Greenlane treated salt. Its magnesium sprayed on salt. Works at slighly lower temps than white...
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    That's what it is. CET uses it for walks.
     
  5. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    I only use it. $10 more a yard, works pretty well and can stay in the stainless steel longer without going bad. In Line-x it gets hard fairly fast though... not sure why.
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Do you buy direct from Cargill or from a supplier.
     
  7. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    From Arnt's Topsoil in Pickering. $98 a yard - $100 a yard at night.
     
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Thanks.....
     
  9. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    Email Cargill and they should be able to give you a supplier closer to you I think. CET gets it direct for about $87 a yard.
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    I believe it's actually Clearlane, but close enough. And it works at much lower temps than straight rock salt. Used to be sugar beet molasses and brown, but there was some patent issue and lawsuit.

    Not really sure if it's just mag chloride used as a pretreatment or if there's more to it than that.

    Sure wish dsxxxx was still around to answer questions like this objectively. :nod:
     
  11. JeepPlow18

    JeepPlow18 Senior Member
    Messages: 658

    Good responses, now I know haha thanks guys. I would have never guessed that:eek:
     
  12. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,977

    Minnesota DOT is using it here too....

    If I had any use for bulk I'd track it down.

    I use about 10 bags / event, can't even put a tailgate spreader on the truck for that much.
     
  13. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    Whoops, I didn't even catch the typo, yes of course it is Clearlane. Has anyone else had a different salt hardness factor dependant on where the salt is?
     
  14. JT Contracting

    JT Contracting Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I use clearlane and I love it. The bulk that I get comes from Kansas but there may be other mills/mines that provide it elsewhere. The Cargill deicing department is in OH and the number is 1800-600-7258.
     
  15. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
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  16. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I just got a couple 50 pound bags of Enviro-melt to try out. I'm thinking about ordering a pallet. Its a green dyed ice melt as well.
     
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Thanks I have an account at Cargill.
     
  18. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    I would love to get it direct, but we can't afford to store it and load it. It isn't ideal relying on a supplier, but Arnt's is pretty good. If you want Clearlane at odd times though, they don't always answer the phone.