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End of the Year Sand/Salt Question....

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Turfman76, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Turfman76

    Turfman76 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Making notes for next year....this was my first year of mixing my own sand/salt....what ratio do you guys use....I used this past season about 1yard of salt with 5yards of sand...mixed it myself (not very scientific, just used my front end loader)....just curious to what ratio's everyone uses, thanks in advance...
  2. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    100% salt

    0% sand

    All that gets used around here.
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    70% SAND, 30% SALT. We use our skid steer to mix it with. It is a lot cheaper if you mix yourself. This year they changed the contract to straight salt, I was happy to see that.
  4. bull4428

    bull4428 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    most of the time 100% salt

    part of the season i was using a premixed low temp. molasses salt mixture
  5. 2004F550

    2004F550 Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    we mix 5 sand to 1 salt....but 6yd bucket fulls, same principle.......