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newbie using a 575 snoex

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Stickman, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Stickman

    Stickman Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Take it easy on me ! New to the snow removal business but only doing one lot that my family and I own. Our property manager bought a skid of arctic blast ice melter at $15 plus a 20 kg bag . I'm burning through this stuff at a ridiculous pace salting the side walks and an acre plus of parking lot. Am I nut's to be using this stuff on the parking lot,instead of regular rock salt? The spreader seems to eat the stuff at a crazy pace, using a variable controller set at 30 any insight would be great.

    Thank stickman
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Here is your insight for the day. On a 1 acre parking lot you should be using close to 6 bags per application. If your using more than that you need to drive faster, or turn the spreader down more.
  3. Stickman

    Stickman Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks that just made my day ...just the insight I was looking for

  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Using anything but rock salt is a waste of money unless extreme cold demands the use of something else.

    300lbs would be the absolute bare minimum and only at high temps.
  5. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Isn't Artic blast a calcium mix? If so then 300 pounds should do pretty well.