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Liquid product to treat salt in s jersey/philly area

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by knuckles, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. knuckles

    knuckles Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Good Evening Everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows of any in stock products we could use to pre-treat our salt inventory. Our only caveat is we would like to purchase Thursday in anticipation of upcoming storm and quite honestly don't have much exp. with pre-treating salt. We thought with the temps going so low this would be a good chance to try it out. In addition, how would I apply to salt pile. Not sure of the viscosity of these products so I didn't know if a skid type sprayer would work.

    I know it's kind of last minute and if there is nothing out there it's not the end of the world, just wanted to give it a try. We are in the south jersey area but I'm willing to travel a couple hours if need be to pick it up. I sent an inquiry a few weeks back to I believe ice b gone but haven't heard back. Any thoughts or ideas would certainly be appreciated. Thanks again! Stay safe out there.
     
  2. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    You can easily make your own brine for less than $1 per gallon
    A skid sprayer will work
     
  3. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Plane salt brine wont help all that much in the low temps. He needs some Calcium chloride or Nag chloride in there.

    Yes the brine sprayed on the salt helps wet it and start the brine process.

    Spay a entire pile of salt with brine? I'd be leery of that freezing or clumping together. I have had magic salt freeze up in my hopper. A lil bit of snow got under my tarp on the salter.
     
  4. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    I know PLAIN salt brine wont work, I was referring to cacl2....but I get edited everytime I speak those words
     
  5. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Well that's not nice. I'm just starting to experiment with caliber M1000 at the moment. Previously used beet juice treated salt.
     
  6. knuckles

    knuckles Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Thanks for the ideas, I don't think I'll be able to do anything for this storm (as it continues to be downgraded anyway) but will definitely look into your suggestions. Happy New Year everyone!
     
  7. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,990

    Tough to pretreat pile of salt with liq calc. It will just leach out and the amount left on salt will not be optimum.All those other products are formulated to stick to salt, magic, clearlane etc. Best bet is to apply at spreader as you spread.Here's an interesting link, surprising results- http://www.maine.gov/mdot/tr/documents/pdf/report0303.pdf
     
  8. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    Don't believe everything you read....
     
  9. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    I treated my pile of salt with cal chloride, it played nice all winter long? Spray TOO much of anything on it and it will leach out the bottom. I personally think 4 gallons per ton should be fine. I know I don't like 8 gallons per ton.
     
  10. melt all

    melt all Member
    Messages: 56

    We have it all, no need to seek other suppliers we have the best. A brine, calcium,magnesium and pottassium liquid blend with our all natural binder.
    Joe kelly at chemical equipment labs 610-497-9390
     
  11. knuckles

    knuckles Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Sorry Melt All, Just saw this. Finally had a chance to sit down after the storm. I will reach out to you guys this week. Thanks!
     
  12. melt all

    melt all Member
    Messages: 56

    Pre Treat Salt

    Chemical Equipment Labs carries multiple pre treat liquid ice melters.

    Please call Joe @ 610-497-9390
     
  13. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,227

    Didn't your last thread get closed because you promised numbers and prices but never followed through?
     
  14. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,227

    If you can let us know your mn location we would appreciate it and will not be so hard on you.
     
  15. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer 2000 Club Member
    from Carver
    Messages: 2,784

    I have also been waiting since last Monday when he said he would get back to me. Thanks in advance for the quick reply.
     
  16. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer 2000 Club Member
    from Carver
    Messages: 2,784

    Melt all is a spammer. He never answers his phone or returns a message. Ban him please.
     
  17. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    I know a guy that sells beet seed. Grow em yourself and a vitamix blender. Totally green