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All Salters.....Read this!

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Snow Picasso, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Snow Picasso

    Snow Picasso Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Hey guys, I recently purchased a new Salt Dogg spreader and used it for the first time the other day. I put a half of a load of salt in it to help me push some snow and it froze solid! My brother told me he read an article on plowsite about a guy who used window washing de-icing solvent in his salt to prevent it from freezing up on him. Well I bought a few gallons of the de-icing solvent and poured it over the whole load. Within 30 minutes I was able to spread the whole load. It completely broke up any clumps! Just thought I would pass this on in case of you guys ever come across this! Good luck!:drinkup::drinkup:
  2. TurbDies2500

    TurbDies2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Thanks man. Sounds good.
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    As long as you empty the load right away you can just use water. anything liquid above freezing will have the same result, or mix 1 1/2 lbs of calcium chloride or mag. chloride 2 gallon of water and dump it. lots cheaper and just as effective.
  4. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Welcome to the "New Century" of snow plowing wesport

    That trick has been around for years ( the old pros know it ) Washer fluid has a petro additive in it like antifreeze for your radiator..CAUTION,,,,dont use it where your de-icer will runoff into the nice landscape OR run off into the sewer system....

    Darn it :cry: then where can I use it ???
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413


    I been waiting for our to frezz up so we could try it lol.

    It has EPA all over it, but o-well
  6. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    wonder what they would think if they caught me ptting deisel fuel on the load?:D sometimes you don't have 10gal of de-icer to waste

    EDIT: are you sure it's antifreeze in de-icer i always thought that alcoholl was the ingrediant?
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2008
  7. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    This trick also works on tailgate/receiver spreaders as well. It's a lot easier than trying to shovel it all out!!!
  8. Snow Picasso

    Snow Picasso Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    PETRO! You must be old school! Last time I checked the main ingredient was alcohol. Welcome to the "New Millennium" of snow plowing! :sleeping::dizzy: