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Gloves for Salting

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Hambrick & Co., Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    I know this may seem weird or may not apply to all but what is a good pair of gloves for spreading small amounts of salt by hand. I have to do some walk way steps at one house and the salt has eaten away and deformed two pairs of leather gloves. I know leather may not be the best option (proven after two hand saltings). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Thanks Mike
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    We buy orange rubber gloves. You can get them lined or unlined. I cut the cuffs off the top to make them easier to put on. They last the whole year easy.
  3. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    I'm using a lined pair of gloves for warmth w/ a rubber pair over them. Works real good.
  4. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    Very good thanks. Have you ever used one of those hand spreaders from scotts I think they hold like 1-5 pounds or so?
  5. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i buy my gloves by the case from Galeton.com very good prices and very good gloves and very good service.... PS you should get them to be a sponsor???? they even have them preg checking gloves for all of you cattle boys.
  6. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Go to menards and buy some of those flexable rubber gloves...i've had mine for three seasons and use them to load the salt and put down calcium.
  7. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    I got my orange rubber coated gloves last year at home depot. They had a label on them called "the ultimate snow shoveling glove" But this year they're not selling them. They are unlined. JD were are you getting the lined ones?
  8. Bobby Blaze

    Bobby Blaze Member
    Messages: 92

  9. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    Yeah I just use medical gloves. You know the latex kind the Doctors use. Easy and disposable. Cheap too.
  10. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    I use the knit gloves that are rubber dipped. keeps your hand fairly warm except on the coldest of nights and your still able to grab handfuls of salt. they work good for paver work in the summer too.

  11. GL&M

    GL&M Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 223

    I use one for my sidewalk work, Granted the sidewalks are not very big. They work ok, but sometimes the salt bridges between the hopper openig and the spinner. Most of the time I just shake the salt over the sides of the spreader.

    Messages: 43


    Galeton Catalog, #7220 Polar Flex. Their About $9.00 Per Pair, Thats Good Because When You Employees Come In To Shovel With Out Gloves , You Do Not Mind Giving Them A Pair (because You Won't Get Them Back )

    BETHELSKIER Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    I do the same thing,Depending on the salt and how free flowing it is.
  14. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    I use the latex dipped thermal gloves for shoveling and salting, they are really nice gloves. They are sold at home depot.