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Little discussion of ClearLane?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by SnoJob67, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. SnoJob67

    SnoJob67 Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    I searched and found very little discussion of ClearLane which is rock salt treated by Cargill with a product somewhat similar in nature to Caliber, Magic, IceBan, etc.

    Bottom line, I paid $13 per ton more for ClearLane than rock salt since I wanted to try it. If they apply it at 8 gallons per ton, that comes out to $1.63 per gallon applied. I have 50 tons on the way to test it out.

    I'd appreciate any feedback or firsthand knowledge you have of ClearLane's performance. I know a couple of DOT's in NY State really liked it, but they don't have to pay for it personally, turn a profit, etc.

    I read an article from 2001 where Dale Keep mentioned various products including ClearLane, but he did not mention much about performance or the differences between the other available products.

    Any comparison/contrast or feedback would be appreciated.
     
  2. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    SnoJob67,

    I used Clearlane this year for the first time.

    When the temp got real cold the regular salt froze like concrete, the clearlane was moist with the outside temp about -5 below 0.

    Above 0 degrees I only used the clearlane for concrete areas, on asphalt I used regular rock salt.

    The clearlane seemed to have a residual effect for the next day when about 1/4" of snow fell.

    Rick
     
  3. SnoJob67

    SnoJob67 Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    Thanks for the feedback. It sounds like your experience so far has been positive.