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" I forgot to empty out the hopper FULL of salt"

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ServiceOnSite, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    This salter holds about 3+ good size loader buckets of salt from my 928 cat. We didnt end up getting any snow and like the title says, sooooooo............... 4-5 hours of labor with a jack hammer we got it out.
     
  2. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    Lets try uploading again

    2012-01-22_20-21-10_21.jpg
     
  3. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    At least you have a jackhammer! When we forgot a few years back we had to use a spud bar :eek:
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Next time try a few gallons of blue washer fluid.
     
  5. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    If you take a few gallons of windshield washer fluid and let it soak awhile it will loosen it up .Next time.
     
  6. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Sorry 2COR517 for the echo.
     
  7. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    or use treated salt, and never worry about it again. we let salt sit in the hopper for days or weeks sometimes.
     
  8. Jacobsmovinsnow

    Jacobsmovinsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    Hope you had a good reason to forget about the salt. Wine Women or Song. Which One
     
  9. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Been there and done that before :dizzy:
     
  10. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    That blows!!!!!!
     
  11. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Ya use treated salt. I sh!t you not, I spun out a hopper full in July of this past year.
     
  12. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Ive had Magic and straight salt freeze up on me when it's real cold.Not really a good practice unless you know the temps in advance and you want to throw the dice.
     
  13. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    must have been wet or not treated properly, i've had one bad batch in the last 6 years.
     
  14. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    oh thats fun. Town guys did that last week. They just un bolted it from the frame and dumped it upside down with the loaders. Great way to mess up a new salt body.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012
  15. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    HOT WATER will dissolve it . been there , done that .
     
  16. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Thats when you wish you had a heated garage.....
     
  17. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    Couple of electric space heaters and some plywood over the top works too.
    4-5 hrs yikes!!!. Someone didn't get their wheaties.
     
  18. GMD1984

    GMD1984 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    i keep mine in the heated shop been there done that broke a conveyer to so now its in the shop with them when loaded
     
  19. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Just put it in the heated shop overnight and it will spin out in the morning. I personally don't think treated salt is worth the premium. We leave straight salt in our site check truck all winter long and don't have any problems.
     
  20. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    What he said...go to a coin car wash and soak it down with warm water...quick and easy...no mess to clean up either...