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Ice Storms

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Clapper&Company, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Just wanted to see, what every one dose for Ice Storms !!
     
  2. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    salt and more salt
    we have in our contracts that an ice storm is different than a snow storm and therefor there is different pricing. still send 3 trucks out to the sites to cover everything. it pretty much like snow but i get a little more concerned with the ice.. what about everyone else........????????
     
  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Kinda what we do, we just dump the salt.
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    I bring my skates and do a few laps around the mall. It beats going to the gym. There's no sense getting excited about a little ice, it will be spring soon.:D
     
  5. madmaxxxx

    madmaxxxx Member
    Messages: 65

    Since this is dealing with ice storms. We had a couple of ice storms here early in December and we salted pretty heavily to deal with this. Now the bills are due and customers are complaining. Does the 500 lb /acre norm still hold true for ice storms? We had some retail lots that we dumped more then that and now the customer doesnt want to pay that much. How do others deal with the ice??? more then normal salt? Some of the lots we had to dump more like double that amount.
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    It depends how thick the ice is but we have spread salt in the 1000 lb +/acre range. Not all in one application though, generally I just keep doing my route untill the ice is gone.
     
  7. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    CUSTOMER NEEDS TO BE AWARE OF THE TEMPERATURE FACTOR IN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ICE MELTING.........PEOPLE ASSUME THAT SALT WILL MELT AT ANY TEMP WELL THERE WRONG !!!!!! ALSO I TELL THEM HOW MUCH CHEAPER IS TO SALT THE SH%^ OUTTA THERE LOT VERSUS A SLIP FALL SUIT:nod::drinkup:
     
  8. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    we salted our roads at our normal rates, just more applications
     
  9. Our liquid truck just went out to pretreat for tomorrows storm where we will get 1-2" and then FR and then sleet/rain. It looks like the same scenario as the first 2 storms we had this year in Albany. Those storms we pretreated with liquid and used no salt until after it was over and then just spot treated with treated. Those who did not pretreat used lots of material.. Hopefully this will be the same storm.
     
  10. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    I went through 12,500 lbs. for the very first ice storm we had. The second storm was a little less, but not by much. Havent really gotten any complaints.....which is very surprising!:rolleyes: