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sandsalt operation

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bedford1, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. bedford1

    bedford1 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 1

    multiple parking areas. is it better to plow with smaller trucks without sanders and follow up with a larger sand truck while the others move on?
     
  2. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    It depends. If you have enough work, equipment and man power, I would say having a dedicated salt truck is the better option. The visibility when backing,, ect. is much better when plowing if you don't have a spreader in the back, or even a tailgate mounted one. Plus, you can have a dedicated salt truck or two and have all the damage that salt causes just done to one or two trucks vs. the whole fleet.
     
  3. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    The flipside is its nice having the extra weight in the truck for pushing heavy snow.
     
  4. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    You could always have one of the pickups with a sander, and the rest could hold extra bags if your using bagged salt/sand?
     
  5. siteworkplus

    siteworkplus Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 514

    ditto on one dedicated sand/salt truck. It kills me watching the salt monkeys munch away at a perfectly good truck, can't imagine all my trucks being devoured. Dosen't matter how much you wash and oil everything, you can't stop it.