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Help with ice?????

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by AllSeasonsAllReasons, Mar 9, 2001.

  1. AllSeasonsAllReasons

    AllSeasonsAllReasons Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Ok i parked my trailer on a low spot last fall so now the tires are about six inches under ice!!!!!! LOL Duh What i am wondering is is there anything on the market that would melt that much ice fairly fast! I need the trailer soon! I have used regular rock salt but buy the time it starts to melt its night time again and the temp drops so its ice again!!!! Thanks guys
     
  2. Doc L.

    Doc L. Member
    Messages: 38

    It's going to be like 50 degrees around here tomorrow. Just pack the salt in there early in the morning and make sure the sun isn't blocked. Try it again just before sunset or when it's warmest. Try calcium chloride or whatever works better for lower temperatures. If that doesn't work get out the torpedo heater and try it again when it gets warmer. (I once had to dig a grave for my beloved dog with that salamander trick.) Put a jack under the wheels and put pressure on it while your melting it. Take all the weight off it that you can. Use a bigger truck. Get some gas.. try dynamite... If you need any more bright ideas I've got a few more. Doc
     
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    a blowtorch?
     
  4. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    Spud as much free as possible, then bring a couple 5 gal pails full of hot water from the house and dump around each.
     
  5. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    If you have a heat gun, or even a hair dryer, use that to warm the surface of the ice, and the pile some salt on there and keep the heat gun going. It'll speed up the process quite a bit.

    -Tim
     
  6. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    I kinda like the dynamite thing......
     
  7. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    The question is where will you park it next year? The salamander thing will work better if you tarp the area and hold some of the heat in. Of course you must keep in mind the exhaust temperature and give plenty of room for clearance of the tarp.

    Bruce
     
  8. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Make it go boom.....
     
  9. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    John, I think that is a dynamite idea!! LOL

    Bruce
     
  10. paul

    paul PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 151

    John not snowing there any more? Must be getting boring there, time to go on another trip. :)
     
  11. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Yeah.... another trip sounds good.
     
  12. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    Let most of the air out of the tires and it will free up so you can pull it out, then re-inflate them with your handy dandy 12v compressor.
     
  13. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    A Cat 950 and a 1/2 inch log chain ought to do the trick.
     
  14. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Have you tried helium in the tires...well...it could help!!

    Bruce