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Sand pile

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by MSS Mow, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Because we all like pictures of EVERYTHING, here are a couple shots of the sand pile that got completed yesterday. She's tarped now, but it was dark before I had a chance to snap a pic of that.

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  2. 04chevy2500

    04chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    wow how many tons do you run out in a season? do you mix it with salt? what ratio?
     
  3. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    That's going to make a pretty good castle! Do you use plow stakes for the flags on top of the towers?
     
  4. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks good, that must be alot cheaper than salting. Duh.
     
  5. 04chevy2500

    04chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    How maney yards is it?
     
  7. THE-BOSS-PLOWS

    THE-BOSS-PLOWS Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    Is there salt in that? Wouldnt sand just stick and get wet
     
  8. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    I think he said he tarped it..
     
  9. shott8283

    shott8283 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    holy crap thats a whole lotta beach!
     
  10. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Yes, I do mix it with salt. 12-1 ratio this year.

    That's one expensive sand castle!! But yes, I would use plow stakes. :D

    Cheaper? yeah I guess. Doesn't clean pavement though. Works great on gravel driveways though where salt would do no good.

    100 ;)

    Yes, there is salt. About a 12-1 ratio. I now have it covered with a tarp though, to keep most moisture off it.
     
  11. Troybaseball21

    Troybaseball21 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 89

    Is that 12 part sand to 1 part salt, or vice versa?
     
  12. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    12 parts sand, 1 part salt. I'm beginning to think I should have gone more of a 10-1 or 8-1, but not the end of the world. I'll just have some clumps on the outside of the pile.
     
  13. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    I don't even like using 50/50 I think there's too much sand
     
  14. accipiter12

    accipiter12 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Now Seattle is using salt. Took last year to change that. :angry: Of course it didn't help that after the weather guys said a large snow storm was going to hit (winter storm warning) and on top of not using salt they didn't even put trucks on the road. The city I work for didn't have one plow out before the storm and during the storm. Makes responding to emergencies very difficult.

    The snow would get ruts, ice up then snow and repeat. It was worse then a 100 year old cobble stone road. Very annoying.
     
  15. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    I would prefer straight salt on any of my paved lots, but that's not what the customers want. People in this area are accustomed to having sand on their lots, and that's what they want. So, that's what they get.
     
  16. PLOW-KING

    PLOW-KING Member
    Messages: 32

    We use 10 to 1 and it works good.:waving: