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when to salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by BossPlowGuy04, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. BossPlowGuy04

    BossPlowGuy04 Senior Member
    from novi Mi
    Messages: 134

    hey guys how do u know when salt is nessary? like i know after every time u plow u need to salt. but what about salting when there is no snow, like if it rains over night and its close to freezing do u salt. thanks
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We always salt if there is a chance of freezing, we often pre-apply salt, especially for the bigger retail and corporate stuff, they have no issue skirting any possible liability with the small expense of salt.
  3. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    if you get out of the truck and bust your ace,you might wanna salt,just kidding you have to be up on the weather all the time,around here it can go from sixty to twenty in couple hours,that means no daytona 500,no superbowl,no bike week ?wait what am i thinking?:cry: no seriously just be on the weather when you hear thirty two degrees you should be ready to roll .also dont trust the weather people all the time,just keep eye on weather for storms rolling in or forming around you.hope this helps ya . good luck
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    We do the same on our lots.

    Cincy you are right about falling down.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,304

    we salt before ,during and after . and monitor for melt and refreezing.
    i have a customer who had me salt their lot every night for a week
    even though the temps were in the 40's

  6. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,035

    If it snows you salt......if it realy snows you plow
  7. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    we salt everytime we plow. watch the weather, which does not always help, but if it is going to get cold and we had a little precip during the day we salt for sure. a small price for our clients to pay to save them from a huge lawsuit down the road. You can never have enough salt I tell them.