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Old school highway salting

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Neige, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,193

  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,105

    Now who here has never done that...

    Should be in the "Remember this" thread...
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,389

    That was posted last week

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,413

    better spread if you row that shovel like a canoe paddle...
    Salt! salt! salt!
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,105

    It's been awhile..but if you use a plastic snow shovel with canoe spin at the end your right.!!!
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,401

    If they spiked it with Magic, they could do one scoopful per mile.
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    My grand father said for the longest time in the area I live now that there would be two guys with shovels in the back of a truck hand sanding intersections and hills.
  8. Willman940

    Willman940 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I was gonna say grain shovels make pretty damn good paddles, like the fancy ones you see up north for half the price,
  9. CCsnowpusher

    CCsnowpusher Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    There is a company a town over from me that sands his parking lots like that. Always has two guys in the back tossing sand. They just give me that look as I sand our lot and am in and out and onto the next.
  10. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
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    That reminds me of one event years ago when my dual on my salt truck passed me as I stopped. Sheared the studs off, had to load the truck on the skid loader trailer and pull it with another truck to finish the lot. Looked like total a$$ holes, but were able to finish and head back to the shop to replace the studs... on both sides. :dizzy:
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,030

    Our chain broke on a 4 yard spreader and it seemed like the easier way to unload since the lot really needed spread also.
  12. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,029

    I was told the same thing here as well, two guys on the back of each government truck doing the spreading by hand, back then spreaders were a rare thing. People back then were in much better shape as well.
  13. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    I can see it now, you driving and your dad throwing the salt.
  14. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,030

    Well you got the me driving part right. LOL
  15. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    Spent years hand throwing got good at it looked like a machine spread it.
    Man I'm old and our equipment has come a long way.

    When one of our spreaders break I will still go help them finish thier route hop in the back and fling away.
  16. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
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    That's awesome!
  17. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
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    thats how you do it when the salt spreader breaks 1 hr before opening of stores