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Pics of my new liquid de-ice rig

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by jason2, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. jason2

    jason2 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 117

    Just got my new liquid de-ice rig installed today. I'll be putting down magnesium chloride. Can't wait to get to play with it.

    Here's some pics.

    sprayrig1.jpg
     
  2. jason2

    jason2 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 117

    Pic number 2.

    sprayrig2.jpg
     
  3. jason2

    jason2 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 117

    And finally pic #3.

    sprayrig3.jpg
     
  4. Taconic

    Taconic PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 180

    Good luck with your new system.The pictures are a little dark its probably my screen.You are making a smart choice by starting with magchloride.Is there a return on this system if so i just couldnt see it.A return line is usually needed to avoid water hammer and if you have one your in good shape.
    John Parker
     
  5. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Looks good... Similar to mine. Did you build it or buy it? Is the spray bar controlled by a electric valve? Are you putting liquid down with fan nozzles or straight stream?
     
  6. jason2

    jason2 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 117

    John, are you asking if it has a return line from the spray bar back to the tank? If so, no it does not have one.

    Ceaman. A local commercial spraying company builds these units. Quite a few local guys use them with good results. It has straight stream nozzles.

    Best part is I didn't have to pay for it. I don't have my own plow/de-ice routes. I sub for a larger company. And that company purchased it for me. I will be buying it however. The company I sub for will withhold some of the money I make with that rig unti it's paid for.

    I've never put down liquid, but the outfit I sub for has been for a long time, with good results.

    Excited to have another truck besides my plow truck out this year, make some more money. :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2002
  7. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I believe that John is refering to a return line from the pressure side of the pump back to the tank this acts as a agitation line, pressure adjustment & reduces water hammer.
     
  8. jason2

    jason2 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 117

    Jeremy,

    Thanks for the clarification. Yes it does have a return line.
     
  9. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    That's a good lookin' ole' Ford! Late 70s, isn't it?
     
  10. jason2

    jason2 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 117

    Pelican,

    Thanks, yes it is. It's a '78 F250 Supercab 4x4. It's running a mildly built 460 backed with a C6/205, and has dana 60's front and rear. It's my summer lawn truck. This winter I hated to let it sit and not make me any money, so I set it up for deice. My other truck is set up with a plow and I also sand with the other one.

    By the way that new F550 of yours is gorgeous. Was drooling all over the keyboard when I saw the pics of that. :)
     
  11. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Thanks, Jason.

    You must spend a lot of time hosing your truck down after storms, it's in real good shape. I appreciate how tough it is to keep vintage work trucks looking good!
     
  12. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    nice tree house. :D
     
  13. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Wow, your way out there! Whats that spay set up gonna end up running you?