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Best time to put down anti skid

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ianlester, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. ianlester

    ianlester Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I am wanting to put down anti skid on a snow covered dirt road that has been plowed and now they are calling for rain. The road runs through thick hemlocks in the woods so it won't melt before rain. When is the best time to anti skid before or after rain? Has been anti skidded earlier in the week but gets a lot of truck traffic from oil and timber business's. It is also has steep areas. On top of mountain.
  2. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 877

    What is "anti skid" - road salt?
  3. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    I assume its sand. I would wait until it starts to rain, put down some sand and then later in the day. If its going to be rain on top of a plowed dirt road its going to keep freezing so your going to have to sand it through out the rain storm.
  4. lfaulstick

    lfaulstick Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 137

    anti skid is usually sand and pea gravel mix...some use lime stone chips or 1b stone...

    is the road hilly or flat....when i do the dirt roads for gas and forestry i try to cinder road every time i plow..that way as the ice melts there always layers of anti skid....works good on flats and corners minor hills....if you apply on hill and it rains hard it usually washes it all off...what i try to do is go back out when done raining and before temp falls below freezing...then when it does freeze it kind of bonds the gravel to the ice...

  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I always sand my roads once the snow storm is over and my roads are all scraped clean. If they are calling for rain I'll go out and check my roads when it starts raining and if they are getting slick I'll put more sand on. If it keeps refreezing you just have to keep sanding.