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Liquid De-icing

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Natesnomow, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Natesnomow

    Natesnomow Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Does anybody spray liquid de-icing? We seem to be the only ones around our area that does it. Other people say it is to much of a hasle. We have a tank that we put in the back of the truck that has a boom that hooks to the reciever hitch. It is very nice. Good for pre-icing. Just curious if anybody else does it. It makes good weight too.

    Caleb
     
  2. capital

    capital Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    We pretreat parking lots and some sidewalks with brine before snow events. Have found it cuts down on the amount of de icing we have to do at the end of an event and also reduces the wear and tear on the cutting edges on plows and their fore the wear and tear on the trucks. As far as after snow events using a liquid de icer have not found one that works as well as a product called thawmaster triple melt so have stuck to granular applications. Have a few lots that still require sand but every year the request for sand mixed with de icer becomes less and less.
     
  3. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    We have been using liquids for 5 years. We have 2 trucks with gas engine powered spray units. We use mostly regular magnesium chloride solution, and now have a 2nd product, Caliber available. We like it a lot because we can schedule our spraying a day or two before the storm.:D