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Magic salt - I'm impressed!

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by leigh, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,994

    Been using straight salt and never tried treated salt. Was able to buy 5 tons at full truck load pricing so I said "Why not"? Put some down at my house and next door at my mom's on some 1-2" ice.It was popping as soon as I put it down,temp was 23 deg.So this a,m. I go and check it out,it's 0 deg and the puddles of water are not even frozen!The ice that was left wasn't slippery.I'm impressed! Thinking I might have been missing out all these years!
     
  2. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    I keep 3 or 4 ton on hand just for those situations you are talking about. I also use it on the sidewalks much cheaper buy the ton than bag stuff.
     
  3. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Is this the same stuff as beet juice treated salt ?

    Brownish/tan in color
     
  4. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,994

    Most likely,think they're all similar.
     
  5. AG09

    AG09 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    It is a brown/tan color but not the same stuff. Magic salt is treated with something else.
     
  6. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Calcium I would guess ?
     
  7. AG09

    AG09 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Yes that is part of it, but Im not sure of the rest. The guy told me but I forgot.
     
  8. cowbay

    cowbay Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I have been using the product for 12 years. At first I thought it was snake oil but after using it I am a convert. I figure we are using 30% less material on a application
     
  9. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    Leigh
    If I remember correct you store salt indoors? You will find that the magic salt will lose liquid over time making quite a mess on the floor. I put straight salt in front to suck up the liquid. At the end of the season I like stack it on top of the straight salt to stop the run off.
     
  10. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,994

    The load from gt is dry as a bone,I was worried about the smell but I don't even notice.I'll keep that in mind for future.If I end up mixing it as I need it maybe I can do outside and load it right into the truck.Or I'll finish my spinner spray system and just do it that way.Don't really want a flood of smelly sticky liquid leaking all over.thanx
     
  11. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    So when you guys are talking about Magic salt, is it the same company/brand as Mr. Magic that comes in bags? Or is it a different company? Either way it sounds like they do the same job.

    Michael