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Ice Ban Products

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Eager Beaver, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I know I am probably going to get in hot water for this from a past post however I am excited on getting on the Ice Ban product line distribution also, in Michigan.

    I have been on this site for the last 2 years and heard so much about the other deicing products that people were using or selling that I saw a need in Michigan. I'll let anyone know what I have learned if interested by seperate EMail requests off site. This is as much I will say or promote on this site.
     
  2. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Congratulations :D

    Are you going to be using liquid deicers yourself,besides selling them?
    Good Luck
     
  3. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Mike,
    Yes I will being using them both in liquid deicing form and also as pretreating existing salt supplies. The ecological advantages far outway the cost for me which will be offset v/s salt application amounts for the sme applications.
    I guess the older I get I start thinking about the effects that we in the industry are going to affect the eviroment for our children and their children. I am by no means a tree hugger however we can all be educated on the new principles of deicing products and the benifits of using them..
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2001
  4. rick barnes

    rick barnes Member
    Messages: 61

    ice ban

    have sent you an e-mail, with questions about this product.
    Hopefully you might be able to help me.

    I have a problem at one of my lots and have not found anything around here that works well

    Thanks

    Rick
     
  5. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I am using ice ban in north central Indiana! not far from you. I am working on the chart for application rates right now. this is my first year using the product but i am eager to try it. are you distributing the product as well or using it for your use. What Info do you have about application rates and when?
     
  6. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    As mentioned above I will be happy to answer anyones questions about this exciting product off site.

    I in no way want to infringe on my right to be a member of this site. I only mentioned this information because of a past post and wanted plow site members to know that we are involved in Michigan.

    Out East many liqiuid deicers have been tried with great results threw trial and error. I am not saying which one is best it depends on conditions,applications etc. however I am a little bias. Everyone has to do their homework and find out what works for them.
     
  7. rick barnes

    rick barnes Member
    Messages: 61

    Big Thanks

    For the e-mail about Ice Ban, I won't need much, Have a hard enough time talking my clients into ice control anyway. Till we have an ice storm, which isn't often.
    It sounds like I need to talk with my account & maybe get an addition to the contract.
    I'm going to busy around here the next few days, but when it lets up,I'll contact you, would hate to have to come to Lancing for 5 / 10 gal you know what I mean.

    Thanks again

    Rick

    Doing The BACK STROKE & not plowing
    got another 2" rain yesterday & last nite
     
  8. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Thanks too for the email the info is much needed.....
     
  9. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Rick,

    You don't have any snow down there yet, do you?? Did you keep the Holiday Inn? I think I might be heading down to Rushville this week. If so I will let you know. Perhaps we could meet for lunch or something.
     
  10. rick barnes

    rick barnes Member
    Messages: 61

    plow meister

    Nope no snow yet, plenty or rain, we have real good flooding going on right now, it has rained 3 out of the last 4 days temps 45 & ^

    yes I did keep the Holiday Inn, sorry I havn't got back with you on it., Thanks again for the info.

    Going to try to meet with another plower soon,for lunch we'll have to get the Indiana map out and see where we can meet

    Thanks again for the feedback

    Rick
     
  11. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    we should all three get together for lunch.... just let me know when... Ill make time.
     
  12. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    My trip to Rushville was shot down for this week but I do have to go to Indianapolis to renew my badge between Christmas and New Years. Perhaps then.
     
  13. rick barnes

    rick barnes Member
    Messages: 61

    Ice Ban to salt ratio

    Now that I have a little ice ban ,can anyone help me with how much I should use per 100 lb. of salt ????

    THANKS ,

    Rick

    READY TO PLOW " and melt ice "
     
  14. Irrigation

    Irrigation Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    rick,

    Our company is an authorized distributor of Ice Ban. We have done all the math regarding precise application rates. I don't know what you can buy it for, but we sell the ultra product for less than half any other major de - icer for walks such as calcium, urea, or potassium. Post a reply if you still need the application rates and I'll e mail them to you or anyone else interested in Ice Ban.
     
  15. rick barnes

    rick barnes Member
    Messages: 61

    Irrigation; Thanks for the help

    Yes I do need the formula for Ice Ban & salt application, How much Ice Ban to salt????

    I obtained a small amount from a fellow plower close to me, to give it a try and educate a couple of my accounts about it.

    This will be my first experiance with this product,so I am on a mission to prove to myself and to my accounts of it's benifit

    So any info that you can offer will be helpful. You are mostlikely the closest supplier to me, so yes I would be interested on the cost of the ULTRA .

    THANKS in advance for your help

    rick.barnes@cnz.com

    READY TO PLOW:D

    Hopeing to give it a try in the next couple of days, unless it fizzles again& gets warmer again
     
  16. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

  17. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Rick,

    I wound up going down to Rushville today but only for an hour. I wanted to call and ask you to join me for lunch at Pizza Hut but I didn't have your phone # or last name. I am going down to Indy in a week. I will try to hook up with you then.

    Also, tell me how your Ice Ban experiment works. I am very curious for next year. I plan to buy in bulk next year and am also going after some much larger accounts (strip malls and grocery stores). All my accounts are large now but are mostly industrial lots that don't require great attention to ice control.
     
  18. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Rick,
    I sent you a Email this morning on some suggestions for applications. You can forward that info to "Ceaman" or PlowMeister if you like. I'm glad to see the interest on site. We all need to work together in this industry and help each other out. Networking is a good thing!!!
     
  19. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Rick...
    Did you get an ice event last night like we were hoping? We missed ours... the rain came as soon as you left and it wasnt cold enough yet. Then it didnt rain again.
    Oh by the way.... the pump we were transfering liquid with is junk bought a new pacer pump last night. Now Im trying to re plumb the sprayer tank....
     
  20. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I wanted to say thanks to everyone with all the help with ice-ban over the two posts ( this and rates ) I have learned alot. Taught a little and changed my opinion on a few other things. I have been gratefull for everyone who called over the past couple of days and hashed out rate comparisons. discussed set ups and so on...... I feel liquid is the future,works to sub zero teps, even coverage, no bounce and roll, and ecologicly sound.

    thanks again