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Brine comparrison to rock salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ry_rock, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. ry_rock

    ry_rock Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    I am new to liquid spraying but see a number of huge benefits

    Will liquid totally replace all rock salt application or should I plan to still have rock salt and a spreader to spread?

    What disadvantages does liquid have over rock salt?

    What surface areas are you able to treat with a gallon?? 100 gallons??
    (looking to compare cost and material vs rock salt)

    I would appreciate any information you are able to share.

    Thanks in advance everyone:waving::waving:
  2. Doug8949

    Doug8949 Member
    Messages: 64

    Wondering the same stuff
  3. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,963

    No it wont replace rock salt completely.

    Disadvantages? Doesnt work well with high moisture content events. Freezing rain, Slushy wet snows.

    I always figure 100 gallons per acre when using salt brine. Other liquids suggest lesser numbers but I think most range from 40-80 gallons per acre.