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Liquid deicer spraying tips and tricks

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Lightningllc, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Lightningllc

    Lightningllc 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,942

    Does anyone have good luck with liquid deicer, I have made it bought it,9- 2 gal minute tip straight stream, triple tip and fan tip. In snow I have had the best luck with the fan tip over the other 2. Thoughts anyone or trial and error ????

    Michigan has not had the best snow conditions this year a lot of rain and ice. So pre-treatment hasn't been much of an option. Rock salt is been my best weapon this year with about 5 gallons per ton of liquid.


    Anyone has any tips about liquid let me know.
     
  2. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    I've made my own salt brine and used it for anti-icing and deicing with cheap favorable results. Then mixed 90% salt brine and 10% calcium chloride and had better results at some lower temps in the mid 20's. Also have sprayed straight liquid calcium chloride at -7 degrees with amazing results in less than 45 minutes on top of an inch of snow. Have not yet been set up to pre-treat any dry material at the spinner. I prefer the triple stream for anti-icing and deicing. Fan spray when I spray straight LCC. Currently able to produce my salt brine for .12 cents per gallon, pretty hard to compare to other liquids.