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What do you use as blast?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Rick547, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    I've been using 40# bags of salt but I'm sure their are better methods out there.
     
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,096

    Do a quick search, theres a bunch of threads
     
  3. Truarn

    Truarn Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    60 # and 70 # tube sand bags.
     
  4. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    Thanks, I did that and as much as I enjoy reading I don't have a week to find a good answer.

    Unless I find a better method I will stick with 320# of bags of salt.
     
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,096

  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Buy a mans truck you dont need ballast LOL
     
  7. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Dynamite!!!! Hahahaha


    Sorry couldn't help it
     
  8. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    an oldy but a goody . there is huge difference with ballast plowing snow . on solid ice , you could have an elephant on the back and both you and the elephant will not stop or gain any traction. . some just have to find out the hard way . chains do help on flat grade
     
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I run studs in my winter set tires
     
  10. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Thats why I'm confused :confused:......... You meant ballast, not blast! :dizzy:

    Here I'm thinking you are talking about the blast button on a spreader.... :waving:
     
  11. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    Pipe filed with lead that plugs into the receiver hitch
     
  12. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    I thought he was talking about sandblasting media. [​IMG]
     
  13. Truarn

    Truarn Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    You mean "nose blast", ya know the white stuff that people snort ? Times are tough but 40 lb. bags ?......Like you must have some really clear sinuses man ! :eek:
     
  14. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Yeah...it's cold medicine...they also make it in a heated vapor inhalant form...
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    I noticed that after I posted the thread. I will admit I'm not the greatest speller in the world but I also try to type fast and I do not go back as I should and reread what I have written before posting.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  16. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    Okay so I'm a dumb ***. So can we move on. Better yet since their are so many spelling police on the site that would rather point out my short comings than to help. Maybe it is just better I leave.
     
  17. Kwise

    Kwise Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Try finding some tractor front end weights, or basically as big of a chunk of steel as you can. I like them because they don't take up much room. I can get 700 lbs using the same space as maybe 2 bags of salt.
     
  18. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Make sure to secure it really well.
     
  19. trustyrusty

    trustyrusty Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    A 30" concrete septic tank lid and a Daniels pull plow on one. 200 gallons of calcium chloride in another. Still another is ballasted by a fully loaded service body.
     
  20. 07PSDCREW

    07PSDCREW Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    I use an old Super single tire from a 53' box van trailer axle. I put in a rebar grab hook and filled it with concrete. I can load it up with a skid and a chain quick, and it weighs about 450-500lbs