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treat r/s with CaCl?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by snowman55, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    anyone treating their road salt with Calcium chloride? We have been trying both mixing dow pellets in and treating with a 32% CaCl brine. with temps in the -5 range for a high I am hoping this helps. Tried magic and had poor results.
     
  2. SnowMelt2006

    SnowMelt2006 Member
    Messages: 68

    You can use the pellets but spraying with the 32% will give you better coverage. Use approximately 4-8 gallons per ton. Anything over 8 will run off pretty quickly.
     
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    I think 10 -15 at min, at 4 I don't think you'd even notice it.
     
  4. snowandgo

    snowandgo Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    I mix cal pellets with rock salt in the spreader 33-50%, but don't notice much difference. I did this yesterday with the temps at 10F and sunny skies and it didn't melt much. I think you need to spray the rock with cal for better results.
     
  5. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    you coat the R/S with liquid so that when you spread it, the sand melts into the ice a little so it will not blow away. mixing bulk with R/S will not achieve this goal.
     
  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    we're going to spray the salt in our trucks with beet juice tonight, just picked it up today, this will be our first attempt with anything of the sort..... any tips?
     
  7. Ropinghorns

    Ropinghorns Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Ask Power Joke. He has talked about it in several threads.
     
  8. Ditchdiggin

    Ditchdiggin Member
    Messages: 31

    How did it work? Where do you get the beet juice and how much per ton are you spraying on the road salt?