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How Much Do You Throw?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by KL&M Snow Div., Nov 25, 2013.

  1. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I have tried searching this, but have not come up with a good answer to my question. Trying to figure rates etc for this season. I have a western pro flo tailgate spreader. How many pounds per thousand are you guys trying to throw? Like I said, I have searched but haven't really gotten a straight answer. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,742

    Not sure I understand your question. Lbs per thousand what?
  3. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I think he means Lbs. per 1,000 SQ. Ft.
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Salt doesn't spread like Icemelt does Takes less Icemelt to cover 1k then it does with salt
  5. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    I spread enough, then more. So more than enough
  6. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    There are a lot of factors in how much salt to put down, ground temp, air temp, and the amount of snow and ice left on the ground.