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Ice on gravel lot

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by just plow it, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. just plow it

    just plow it Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    I recieved a phone call today from a company who has a gravel lot. Approx 5-8 acres that is covered in about 3 inches of ice. The company rents cranes and arial construction equipment and this is their yard; so getting it plowed before becoming packed down is impossable. He called me and was wondering what he could do to prevent the slipperiness of the lot because today they had a employee fall on the ice and is now is concerned about how to protect others. I gave him some options like salt but with that much ice I don't think salt will work. I also mentioned the use of sand or gravel but he is concerned that every time they plow they would just push it off not to mention the fact the piles are froze and it would be big chunks.
    I believe I have seen a set up for a payloader that attaches to the bucket and has carbite teeth that scrape the ice to roughin it up but I cant seem to find it anywere online. Does anyone have any sugestions that could help his issue. Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
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  3. PLOWTRUCK

    PLOWTRUCK Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    We do a few lots with gravel. At this point you are right, that much ice would require tons and tons of salt unless you get a bunch of 40 degree days in a row. The best bet is to sand the lot at this point. Unfortunately it is difficult to keep gravel lots cleared of ice but it seems like they let it go a little to long before they did something.
     
  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,319

    Being gravel one of these would work.....

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  5. just plow it

    just plow it Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Haha. That would work and that may be what they end up useing.
     
  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,319

    There was a slight level of sarcasm with that suggestion but on the flipside given the description of the business there maybe a excavating outfit close by......