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Thinking about a pre wet system and looking for advise.

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mpriester, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I have a 55 gal. plastic drum i will mix the solution in using a submersible sump pump to circulate the liquid, and am thinking of using a 15 gal. ATV sprayer to spray at the spinner. I'm a one man show and want to keep it simple and low cost for the first try. I can always upgrade the pump and nozzles as they are relatively in-expensive. Looking for in put from the guys that have done this.
    Thank You
    Mike
     
  2. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    Got it all hooked up. Toggle switch in cab, installed a .40 fan nozzle spraying just above the spinner.
     
  3. boatmehcanic

    boatmehcanic Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 23

    Do you have any pictures of your setup. I'm interested in doing the same thing.
     
  4. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I'll take some later today. I used a 15gal. ATV sprayer.
     
  5. STARSHIP

    STARSHIP Member
    Messages: 35

    Sounds like you got it figured out. What we did with a system like that is wired it into the clutch, so whenever that is engaged, it sends power to the 12v pump. One less switch to remember to turn on and off all night long. If you (or we) decide not to pre-treat on a particular night, we just turn the pump off before we head out. We pre-treat more than we don't.
     
  6. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I used a lighted toggle so hopefully i won't forget it's on.
     
  7. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,535

    V box or tailgate? If tailgate run it in the auger trough. You will be glad you did.
     
  8. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    Here are some pics. I hope they help. Ignore the zip ties on the nozzle as they are temporary.
    Mike

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  9. rjets00

    rjets00 Member
    Messages: 48

    What material are you going to spray?
     
  10. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    liquid calcium chloride
     
  11. boatmehcanic

    boatmehcanic Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 23

    How long are you expecting the 15 gal to last?
     
  12. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    On auger setting 3 it will treat my spreader load with 7.6 gallons per ton and when i refill the spreader i'll top off the tank.
     
  13. boatmehcanic

    boatmehcanic Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 23

    Are you making the liquid calcum cloride yourself or buying it premade?
     
  14. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I am making it myself using a 55gal plastic drum and a submersible sump pump to mix it.
     
  15. SteveR

    SteveR Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    What is the pump
     
  16. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    the sump pump circulates the water dissolving the flakes.
     
  17. SteveR

    SteveR Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Right, I just didn't know what you are using for a pump
     
  18. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    Just an ordinary plastic submersible sump pump.
     
  19. rjets00

    rjets00 Member
    Messages: 48

    What is the mix ratio of calcium to water?
     
  20. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Nice! We run a 35 gallon tank right in front of our v box with a shurflo 1.6gal/minute pump and run it to where it comes off the conveyor and have another nozzle at the spinner if we need more pre treat. We just treat with the same liquid we apply to lots. We use (with running one nozzle) about 33 gallons to a full 2 yard v box. You'll be surprised the amount of salt your going to save.