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Do you Plow With or without salt?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by BigBoyPlowin, Oct 5, 2013.


Do you plow fully loaded with salt?

  1. I Plow fully loaded with salt (Maxed out)

    21 vote(s)
  2. I Plow with a Partial load of salt

    8 vote(s)
  3. The Salter is Empty while plowing

    7 vote(s)
  4. I don't have a salter.

    6 vote(s)
  1. BigBoyPlowin

    BigBoyPlowin Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I was reading another thread and the question that arose was "do you plow with or without salt? "

    Please Vote and leave a comment if you wish.
  2. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    As I plow I salt. So I carry salt,lots of salt.
  3. cjwoz

    cjwoz Senior Member
    from CHICAGO
    Messages: 134

    Yep,,, if I'm plowing I'm salting
  4. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    I have to carry salt, plow then salt and move on.
  5. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    All of the above, LOL. I run a dedicated salt truck that can also plow as a backup. We almost always have some salt in the rear of the plow trucks though as ballast.
  6. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    On second thought there's some exceptions. One would be when we're out "vampire plowing"
  7. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,808

    I'll load up the night or day before usually. Good to have as ballast too.
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    If its a Blizzard I'll remove the V box So I see better when backing up in the blowing snow But once it has stop snowing I'll go back to shop put the V box back in
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I usually have a full load of sand on when I plow but, I don't freight it quite as much as I do when I'm just sanding.
  10. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    I'll Bite.

    It's late I'm tired and this is bringing some surreal images to mind.

    What is vampire plowing?

    And you better watch out Sam and Dean will get you if you keep it up.
  11. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,681

    No salter, my ford doesn't need any help rusting. It is doing that just fine on its own. :(
  12. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    I was getting nervous! Vampire plowing- temps around freezing, warm ground conditions. You get a fairly light snowfall,.5-3" overnight. The forecast for the next day is for temps in the high 30's low 40's, bright sunshine.You plow like mad to make sure there are some piles that will survive to show that you plowed.The moon is bright in the pre-dawn hours.It's a race against time to plow as many lots as possible till the dreaded sun sucks the life out of the snow.When the crew arrives at diner common comments such as ,"you actually plowed that", or the poor resi guys looking at your crew with unspoken admiration at your low triggers.
  13. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    Ah ha, got you.

    I just go to bed and not worry about it.

    The one nice thing about flat rate contracts.
  14. Plow horse

    Plow horse Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Not totally full unless salting.

    wesportI try to keep about a half ton in my spreader for weight, got to watch for freezing and compacting, so I either use on hilly drives or empty every several hrs, nice to have the security of a little salt if you run into a situation though. " BUT moslty it depends on the storm"wesport