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salting

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snowpusher 03, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. snowpusher 03

    snowpusher 03 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    do any of you guys leave salt in your salter for the next storm. some people say you can't cause it get's all hard . i have a 2 yard fisher salter. won't the track loosen the salt up. thanx
     
  2. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    The salt can/will freeze and can/will prevent the chain from moving. It's best to run-off the material, cover it and re-load it when you need it. Unless you can keep it in a heated garage, you're asking for trouble. It's no fun to try and break up frozen salt in a v-box at O' Dark Thirty in the morning!
     
  3. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    I left the salt in my sander for about 8hrs covered on one of those real cold nights,it was like -20 with the wind chill,started the sander hit the the blast and nothing.Broke a shear pin.Fine i go back to the shop pick up an empty truck load with salt do my lots no problem.Get back to the shop take the cover off and i had a salt block.I had to use a pick axe and a steal bar to break it up.And of course i should have known that was going to happen because i left my house in sweats and sneakers thinking i will be back in 2hrs and go back to bed noooooooooooooo 2hrs turned into 6hrs
     
  4. dubster23

    dubster23 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Yep, did that once. Preloaded too early, ended up with a 2 yard salt lick.
     
  5. snowpusher 03

    snowpusher 03 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    i never left salt in the salter just wanted to no if it was a good thing NOP thanx guy you saved me alot of bitchen out loud in the middle of the night later
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    On the V box salters we also clean out underneath the salter. We sit the salter on 2x4's on their flats so this can be done.
     
  7. winterangel

    winterangel Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 51

    Thanx EchoVally, needed the laugh :nod: I had been driving around with my salt box on my truck thinking I had better empty and clean it up before i have a S--- Storm in my own drive way :cry: Then later have to Suuuuck it up with the men telling me I told you so :nono:
     
  8. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799


    Cool...:drinkup: