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What liquid to use????

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by snowguys, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. snowguys

    snowguys Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    So I can pick up two differnt liquids

    Magnesium/calcium chloride for .60 a Gallon or

    Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride and Sodium Chloride
    For .99 a gallon

    What would be the real different between the two I'm looking for anti ice and de iceing liquid

    Thanks Brian
     
  2. WMHLC

    WMHLC Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Im no expert with liquid I just started this year. I used all the expensive stuff mixed beet juice, different cholorides, different organics all the foo dust stuff. The stuff that works the best and its cheap is well brine. 30 cents a gallon, you use about 100 gallons per acre, its a lot slower than salt and you can't burn off snow like salt so you have to plow inch.

    Michigan chloride 800-286-7312
     
  3. snowguys

    snowguys Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    I'm not looking to burn off a inch of snow looking for something to spray before a storms hits and after we plow
     
  4. WMHLC

    WMHLC Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    well brine is perfect for that. I had bad lucky with the organics it stains everything and I had people upset with the tracking. Well brine is milky clear and doesn't stained.

    Works well at burning off after you plow, but I prefer salt but its getting hard to find.
     
  5. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Give Sicalco a call or email. They use to be a sponsor on here. Liquidow. Blend with salt brine. Works great. 90/10 is how I use it. 90% salt brine 10% liquidow. Total mix cost? .18 cents per gallon
     
  6. snowguys

    snowguys Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    Thanks kubota for the pm back and the reply on here I'm just trying to get by this winter with using less salt and wanna get really into it next winter
     
  7. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Set yourself up with a brinemaker over the summer make and store some brine. Blend it with well brine or liquidow (I prefer) and save yourself some big money. I cut my salt use by 50-70%. Now I have 3 different melters to chose from so I can maximize my profits depending on each type of storm.