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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by PrecisionS&I, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. PrecisionS&I

    PrecisionS&I Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 75

    What is a realistic number of pounds per/acre when using Clearlane.
    Looking to start using Clearlane this season just looking to get a realistic number. According to Cargill's website 20%-40% savings but that is a large span.
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I think it would be hard to teach someone to put down less salt.
    The big advantage is it works at colder temps.

    We've only used it on walks.
  3. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    I find that we use a little less just because it starts working faster on the commercial lots in the overnight hours when you don't have the sun's help, versus using straight salt. 20% sounds about right, give or take depending on conditions. We run only clearlane any more, rather than straight bulk, since it's only $10/ton more, doesn't turn hard if left in the spreader between storms, and starts working faster giving us quicker results (and happier customers, lol).
  4. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    My subcontractor loves it, he says he puts down 25% - 50% less,

    But I doubt that,..... his lots are completely green
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2013
  5. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    What prices are being quoted, I think it was like $90 a ton from a reseller, Cargill wont sell it directly

    Happy 1,000th post to me
  6. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    I think they're pretty accurate with their estimate. Worth the extra $$ for sure if you have a way to regulate the feed. Activates instantly and absolutely does not freeze or harden. I've had it in the hopper in the past literally till July uncovered and spun it out.

    You guys would sh!t if you saw it..............I still have salt in one vbox actually, and its uncovered. Was slicer and is hard for the record lol.
  7. bpersichetti

    bpersichetti Sponsor
    Messages: 29

    Contact Central Salt for pricing on bulk salt and bulk SnowSiicer - 847-608-8130
  8. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    I used it in the past and did not see any reduction in usage.

    I did like the fact that it didn't freeze and worked faster and at colder temps.