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Kentucky Snow Pros

Discussion in 'Weather' started by rubidriver, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. rubidriver

    rubidriver Junior Member
    from west ky
    Messages: 20

    Thought I'd start a thread for us guys down south. I'm wondering how many in Ky have started using brine?
     
  2. qualitylawn

    qualitylawn Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    we don't get much snow around here last few years its gotten a little better
     
  3. rubidriver

    rubidriver Junior Member
    from west ky
    Messages: 20

    No, we don't get much snow, but it does a lot of freezing rain and sleet. Are you using any brine?
     
  4. Malco

    Malco Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    It is nice to see a thread started for those of us in Ky. If for nothing more than some local camaraderie. I've been a stalker to the Ohio thread for years, those guys seem very knowledgeable and informative, however their weather is a lot different than ours.
    Brine usage in the northern part of the state is scarce, but seems to be gaining in popularity. I myself have done a small amount of research but as of yet failed to pull the trigger.
    By the way, this is my first post, sorry if my formatting is off.:waving:
     
  5. rubidriver

    rubidriver Junior Member
    from west ky
    Messages: 20

    I'm down in the western part of the state and our weather is different than the Louisville area too. It would be nice to just get snow without all the freezing rain first. Sure would make my life easier. I'm making brine with a calcium mix. Started with Bare Ground last year. That crap is expensive! Built my own brine maker because I'm cheap like that.
     
  6. Malco

    Malco Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    In my opinion, one of the reasons liquids are not as popular in my region(as far as a pre-treatment) is because a lot of our snows start off as rain.
    Barry
     
  7. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    That, and the fact that most of our snows are heavy and wet, way too much moisture content for liquids to work effectively on a consistent basis.
     
  8. qualitylawn

    qualitylawn Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    No I haven't and I haven't seen anyone in my area using any either
     
  9. Malco

    Malco Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Good point!
     
  10. Malco

    Malco Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Anybody hear of any action in the near future for our area?
    I'm starting to get a little bored!
     
  11. rubidriver

    rubidriver Junior Member
    from west ky
    Messages: 20

    I'm going all out this year, carrying 500 gal brine and 2500# salt. Got one very large customer that requested brine. About 12 acres.
     
  12. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Nothing/little till at least end of next week....temps starting to drop
     
  13. Malco

    Malco Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    The only consolation I can think of to this winters lack of snow so far is the possibility of the big salt companies choking on a little bit of their overpriced salt!
    What's your thoughts? Just thinking!
     
  14. rubidriver

    rubidriver Junior Member
    from west ky
    Messages: 20

    I'm not worried yet myself. There are still 10-11 weeks of possible bad weather ahead. I doubt the salt companies care that much. They have already sold a bunch at the higher prices, and the little guys get hammered the most.
     
  15. Malco

    Malco Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    My thought was with weak snow totals that they would have to sit on a bunch, especially with so much being imported.

    P.s. I agree that there is still a lot of winter left, I was just trying to stir up some chatter!
     
  16. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Guess ROY didn't need to import after all, last I heard his ship had not come into port yet....
     
  17. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Yep, we generally get our heaviest snows jan - march, sometimes into april. Ground is too warm right now for much to stick.
     
  18. Malco

    Malco Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Maybe next week guys! Let's keep our fingers crossed!
     
  19. rubidriver

    rubidriver Junior Member
    from west ky
    Messages: 20

    We had some flurries this am, almost covered the ground and roads, then it quit. Mondays forecast looks promising and the very cold temps now will prompt some work I hope.
     
  20. Malco

    Malco Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    As Yukon Cornelius would say.....uhm, nothin!