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Salt Application Rates

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by TommyMac, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Does anyone who salt's for there city or state follow the rate application guide set forth by there state/city or contractor :confused:

    Ex. **230-250 lbs per 1 lane 1 mile

    **460-500 lbs per 2 lane 1 mile

    **690-750 lbs per 3 lane 1 mile

    One lane One Mile = 10'wide x 5,280' long 1yd of salt = 2,200 lbs

    I was curious, I run a 10.2 yd swenson sander on an old Mack 10 wheeler & my route is 17 miles round trip 3 lane highway...According to my calc. I should use max 5.80 yds of salt is this correct

    Just Was Thinking.....Can't Wait Till We Get Some Snow Or Ice !!! payup

    Tom
     
  2. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    calculated vehicle speed ? auger feed speed ? with an obvious slowest spreader feed .:eek:
     
  3. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    I see what you mean but we go by a 35 mph travel speed & all the spreaders are supposed to be calibrated.....gate height, spinner speed rate, conveyor speed rate
     
  4. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    there really is no exact science to it on a blind eyepayup , unless you have an on board regulator.but your weights look good .
     
  5. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    salt price per ton in your area?
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2009
  6. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Ha....That's what I should use, but every one run's out a load every pass & no one's complaining