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Liquid spraying equipment

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by plowin21532, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. plowin21532

    plowin21532 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Im thinking of getting into liquids. Should I buy or build my first sprayer? Any suggestions on brands of sprayers or sprayer features to shop for? Im located in western MD and I dont think I have any supplierd of brine close to me so I will probably have to make it. Should I start out with salt calcium, or mag? I am new to this site and I like all of the info i've read so far thanks in advance.
     
  2. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012
  3. KYsnow

    KYsnow Member
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    Are liquids only used as a pre treatment or do you use as a rock salt substitute on ice.
     
  4. EliteSnow&Ice

    EliteSnow&Ice Senior Member
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  5. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
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  6. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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  7. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Metro Lawn
    What is the size of both your gas unit and electric unit? Im looking to get one of those.
     
  8. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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    The electric comes in 275 and 550. The gas is 330, but is also offered with everything but the tank so you can hook it to any size you like.
     
  9. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Ok thanks Metro lawn, Whats the dimensions of the gas unit with the tank?
     
  10. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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    4x6 will fit in an extedend cab truck
     
  11. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
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    How many acres can you cover post plowing with the 330 gallon unit? And what would be the price to fill with brine solution? Thanks
     
  12. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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    I can usually get around 7 acres and my cost to fill it is around $80
     
  13. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
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    This liquid deicer i buy from russo in chicago is like a brown thick liquid, whats the different between that and brine, besides the price.
     
  14. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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    Not sure, would need to see the MSDS. Sounds like one of the beet juice products. Does it smell bad?
     
  15. EliteSnow&Ice

    EliteSnow&Ice Senior Member
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    Sounds like beet juice. Does it smell like hell and sticky?
     
  16. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
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    No it almost smells like molasse, lll see if I Can find out the name tommorrow.
     
  17. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I believe its liquid magic salt but ill double check.
     
  18. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
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    Its an organic additive of some kind and is most likely beet or corn based. Has no real business being in a liquid thats applied directly to the ground IMO as its best characteristic is keeping salt from bounce off the roadways.
     
  19. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I found out its called liquid calcium, 39% liquid calcium, molasse, and a rust preventer. At russo this is $1.75 a gallon.


    Whats the difference between this liquid calcium and brine???
     
  20. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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    I have heard from multiple sources thar anything over 32% chloride is bad. Brine is a combination of chlorides that can be anywhere from 26-31% The molasse? in the other stuff or sugur of any sort is used as a rust preventer, but is not really needed.