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Making Magic?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 66Construction, Feb 16, 2001.

  1. 66Construction

    66Construction Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I was wondering how you guys are spraying salt with magic minus zero. Do you just spray the entire pile at once or do you dump it slowly out of the truck and spray as it comes out. What kind of aplication rate are you using for magic salt apposed to regular salt.
     
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    What we do is, take a bucket of salt and spray the alt as we slowly dump the salt out of the bucket. We pile 2-3 buckets, and then roll the pile a few times while spraying the salt in between each roll. The application rate of the magic is 8 gallons per ton, and when its nice and brown we know its good.
    The application rate of salt all depends on conditions, but magic will use 20-30% less salt over all.
     
  3. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Dino...
    Is that a 5 gallon bucket, or a 10 gallon bucket ??
    Bet you're at it awhile.
    Har D Har Har....
     
  4. 66Construction

    66Construction Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    Sounds simple enough thanks. I'll let you know how it turns out...this could take a while.
     
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    5 gallon bucket, who do you think I am the incredible hulk?
    No way we use sand pail buckets that my kids leave lying around, and use tonka trucks for application. Now that is one stout truck, can handle about 100x its own weight in payload.
    Dino
     
  6. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    I remember the days of riding my Tonka truck down the hill in front of my grandmother's house.... I only went under a parked car once, saw stars too. Now if those trucks only had brakes!

    ~Chuck
     
  7. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Tonka trucks, what are those?

    At age 8 I was driving a loader equal in size to a cat 938.

    Geoff
     
  8. Kraco_1

    Kraco_1 Member
    Messages: 62

    That's gota take a long time to mix it from a five gallon pale. Would you be able to use a cemet mixer to do it? I've never used it and know nothing about it, so I'm just guessing here. How long does it take you to mix up enough for a load that way?...Kraco_1
     
  9. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Kraco, Dino was kidding.....
    When he said bucket, he meant the bucket on a front end loader.....

    ~Chuck
     
  10. Kraco_1

    Kraco_1 Member
    Messages: 62

    Duh, lol. Thank's Chuck!
     
  11. 66Construction

    66Construction Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    DINO

    I'm glad I came back to read this beofre I got out a five gallon pail. After John said a five or ten gallon pail I thought that was what you meant. All I've been thinking since then was how many 5 gallon pails are four tons. You guys would have had a good laugh if I came back and told you how many buckets it is.
     
  12. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    What size bucket do you need?
     
  13. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Oh my God.....
    I'm roarin !!!

    Girls are coming into the office to see what I'm laughing so hard about......
    LOL x 7 = 7LOL's

    I love this place !!!!!
     
  14. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    Sounds to me like more guys than just Chuck rode their Tonka Trucks down the hill and hit their Grandma's car head first!!!!!

    Now we know why Chuck is the way he is!!!!!!

    Helmets Guys!!!!! They save the brain!
     
  15. Frank

    Frank Member
    Messages: 35

    OK i have the figures

    55/ 5 gal. buckets of salt
    8 gal. of magic
    1 pair of rubber gloves
    1 spade shovel

    This is too funny!
     
  16. Caneplow

    Caneplow Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Thanks for the laugh here!!
     
  17. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    I think I got it now!

    Take a 5 gallon pail

    3 scoops of salt
    1 gallon of liquid mag
    6 pack of beer
    6 pack of pop
    1 shot of Jack for the hell of it
    Mix contents thoroughly until golden brown and sticky.
    For bigger batches just quadruple the ingredients.

    Thank You and Good Luck
     
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Anybody other than me wonder if its time for a lot more snow???? Just think what anybody else just getting into this forum is thinking about all of us right now.
     
  19. MJ

    MJ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    This is toooo funny. Wife is trying to watch TV. They're in the middle of a love scene and I'm laughing my head off. I might need to explain.

    Any one got another five gallon bucket?

    Mick
     
  20. 66Construction

    66Construction Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    Dino / Chuck

    Can I borrow one of those Tonkas. Since it doesn't look
    like it's going to snow any time soon I thought I would go play in my salt pile and try to live down almost spraying four tons of salt by the five gallon pail.