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please help with ice questions

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by AO8, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. AO8

    AO8 Junior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 17

    Hi, im new to the ice game and have a few questions..

    1- what should I use to prevent ice? Salt or liquid
    2- what should I use to melt ice?
    3- when should I use liquid and what kind of liquid should I use?
    4- I have a lesco spreader to spread salt, what setting should i set it at?
    5- will the salt that i spread kill the grass if it runs into the lawn?

    Any help is appreciated thanks!
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    try asking in the ice management forum for more replies
     
  3. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985


    1-....Salt or liquid will work.....If customer is willing to pay for a pre-treat...

    2-....Salt

    3-....You can use liquid anytime...Plenty of threads on this subject..Try the search button

    4-....What kind of Lesco Spreader...Push or Tailgate or V-Box

    5-.... Yes
     
  4. AO8

    AO8 Junior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 17

    Ok thanks, I have a lesco rotary spreader (push)
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2010
  5. peterng

    peterng Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    sorry, amateur opinions to follow

    1- what should I use to prevent ice? Salt or liquid
    Magnesium Chloride
    2- what should I use to melt ice?
    Magnesium Chloride
    3- when should I use liquid and what kind of liquid should I use?
    I have no idea
    4- I have a lesco spreader to spread salt, what setting should i set it at?
    read the application rates associated with your ice melt product
    5- will the salt that i spread kill the grass if it runs into the lawn?
    yes, also not for use on pavers or brick, spalted or broken concrete and concrete less than 1 yr old (use sand)

    Just some opinions I have formed.
    Good luck,
    Pete