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straight salt VS salt sand mix

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by vmj, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 746

    Not sure what to spread?? Always did salt sand mix...
  2. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    I used to use sand salt mix,then i had one large account request straight salt.
    Switched all accounts about 10 yrs ago to straight salt and has been working out well.
    A little more expensive but if you buy bulk it's not to bad.You can get bulk salt
    at gateway terminal in New Haven for 68.50 ton.What do your customers want
    you to use?
  3. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 746

    No ones really said either way, but i used straight salt a few years back and cust calls aking y i didn't sand be cause he saw nothing on ground.... but all the lots that i look at knowing they use salt are always black top..... i been on the fence the last couple of years on what to do... how do u know how much is going down if u cant c it??
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    You learn where to set your door on the V box and just leave it there. We have spread a lot of sand salt mix but this year I will spread only salt until they catch me and want sand salt. The big boss things straight salt is to hard o the environment.