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Where can I buy beet juice???

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JSC Inc, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. JSC Inc

    JSC Inc Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I would like to know if anyone knows where I can buy beet juice / beet molases in the Chicago area???
     
  2. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    Do you have a reinders in your area? if so, they have it.
     
  3. JSC Inc

    JSC Inc Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    What are people paying per gallon for beet jucie / molasses
     
  4. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Just talked to a guy from Indiana last night after I got off the phone with you. Had a VERY good price. How much you looking for? I can't give his # on here, he's not a sponsor? Give me a call if you're interested.
     
  5. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    I hope it's come down--IMO last year it was too high, given its performance versus the other liquid options.
     
  6. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,532

    SNI Solutions
    309.944.3168
     
  7. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    try the grocery store,,,in the whole foods or organic section.
     
  8. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    anyone know if there is a source for beet juice in the mid-atlantic?
     
  9. ggkkpp

    ggkkpp Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Did they ever fix the staining problem with beet J? I never looked into it after I heard of customers complaining about it staining carpets? That was a while ago........ Have they solved that problem??
     
  10. kevhead20

    kevhead20 Inactive
    from Chicago
    Messages: 35

    What value does beet juice add?

    not a slam....serious question.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010
  11. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    What are you guys paying per gallon, in 250 gallon quantity?
     
  12. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    It appears to make the liquid stick to the pavement longer.
     
  13. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Reduces bounce/scatter, also, no?
     
  14. kevhead20

    kevhead20 Inactive
    from Chicago
    Messages: 35

    sure...but wouldn't any wetted solid reduce bounce and scatter? Seems like an expensive adhesive.
     
  15. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    One would think, but it's one of the reasons I've heard in support of beet juice. (was going to abbreviate "BJ"....but probably not the wisest choice)

    Honestly, once I got some pricing info on it, I stopped researching the stuff.
     
  16. kevhead20

    kevhead20 Inactive
    from Chicago
    Messages: 35

    Interesting.....Thanks. I know our MFG and therefore I, had this product available 7-8 years ago and they stopped manufacturing it because of the data/testing returns. Thanks, I'm learning all the time.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010
  17. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Beet Juice does several things.
    It lowers the "effective" melting point of rock salt to around 0 degree's, so no reason to over apply for colder temps. This is also good for the environment, as less chlorides make it into the water ways, and ground water.
    Your usage goes down by about 30% as well, so your saving money on rock salt, and you can stretch whats on the truck to apply on other sites. Time is money :D
    It also reduces the corrosive effects of rock salt as well. A good thing for motorists and snow and ice contractors.
    Many talk about liquid cal as the cure all. It is cheap and simple to make.
    Take a good look at a rig that is subjected to liquid cal on a regular basis, that stuff eats metal faster then magic-0 eats aluminum.
     
  18. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Magic does something...anything bad?

    I thought it was re-packaged Liquid Schwartz. Who knew?
     
  19. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    What are ppl paying or getting quoted?
     
  20. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    It don't taste all that good. Bitter kinda sour.