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winter sand froze

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PLOWMAN45, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,846

    my bulk winter sand froze in my truck i guess its not winter sand anyone have any ideas besides going at with a pick shovel :gunsfiring:
     
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Got access to a heated garage? :D :waving:
     
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,846

    YEAH my truck on fits half way in
     
  4. EJK2352

    EJK2352 Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    So you don't have any access to a heated garage that you can get the whole truck inside?????? That would be the least labor intensive solution. If you absolutely can't get in a heated garage, maybe a torch on a 20lb. propane bottle would help thaw the sand. Northern tool sells them and I've seen them at local hardware stores.
     

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  5. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    ask around to everyone you know with a heated garage or shop. Even ask an auto shop, tell them you just need to heat the sand up. im sure somewhere you will be able to find a garage or shop to use. Ask where you got he plow/truck/sander. You arent going to be doing mechanical work, just heateing the sand out to remove it.:D
     
  6. HALH VT

    HALH VT Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 128

    Somebody near you must have some sort of heated garage, warehouse, etc. that they would let you park it in overnight. It would be worth a few bucks to you. If you have to take it out by main strength and ignorance, see if you can get hold of a pavement breaker to break up the worst of it.Should be faster than a pick. Just don't poke it through the side of the spreader!
     
  7. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    PLOWMAN, you could heat it up with you're breath. Should work with all the hot air you talk around here. :nod: :nod: :D :D J/K
     
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,846

    your funny tl9
     
  9. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I did that once put a blue trap on it and put a kerosene heat in back
     
  10. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,846

    well im chopping it up between storms half of it out :gunsfiring:
     
  11. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Spend $20.00 and take it to one of those 15 minute oil cahnge joints. While your getting you oil changed, your sand will warm up.:D :confused:
     
  12. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    You probably have it out by now but if you have to carry more in the bed in the future maybe spraying it down with a gallon of chemical de-icer would help. Now, I don't know how caustic it is or if you have a bed liner, but it might work.
     
  13. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    We would put a bag of salt on top of the sand to deice it when it gets like that...Rob
     
  14. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,846

    Sand is finally all gone took three big chunks out bed is all clear i guess we can close this down :gunsfiring:
     
  15. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    Glad you got it all out. :D :D
     
  16. Henry

    Henry Member
    Messages: 55

    Here's a question for ya. What the hell is winter sand?
     
  17. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    I believe it is just normal sand to spread on the roads. :D I could get you some summer sand if you like, goes for 500$ per yard. :D :D
     
  18. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,846

    winter sand has been mixed with salt and and something called hot very good stuff about 25.00 yrd
     
  19. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Its kind of like winter air in your tires:eek:
     
  20. Henry

    Henry Member
    Messages: 55

    I don't see what mixing salt with the sand is going to do when sand alone left in the spreader will freeze.

    Will adding winter air to my tires give me better traction?