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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by apalermo, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. apalermo

    apalermo Member
    Messages: 42

    I need a little help,approximately how much of an area can be covered with a spreader that holds about 350 lbs. of salt? like a snow ex 575.
  2. kyle volz

    kyle volz Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 33

    How much will it cover?

    Answer will vary based on several factors. A few things to consider are temperature, conditions at the time of the application, day or night application (UV LIGHT), traffic flow, etc. However, a general rule of thumb for sodium chloride (salt) is approximately 4 to 8 pounds per thousand square feet or more in different conditions unless you are treating freezing rain.

    Then AKZO salt company says 200 to 400 lbs per lane mile. Be sure to keep in mind that your sodium chloride is only going to be effective down to approx. 18 degrees. After that, you may want to mix a magnesium or calcium chloride product with your salt.

    Any questions, feel free to email me.