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Help Quick! Which One???

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Gatewayuser, Nov 16, 2005.


Which One Would You Buy and Use

  1. Magnesium Chloride

    3 vote(s)
  2. Calcium Chloride

    6 vote(s)
  3. Sodium chloride (rock salt)

    12 vote(s)
  4. 20% Salt and 80% potassium chloride mix

    1 vote(s)
  5. lesco ice melt 2

    0 vote(s)
  6. lesco ice melt 1

    1 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I know this is in the wrong spot but I need responces quick. Which type of ice treatment would you recommend, I was thinking about getting a 80% potassium chloride and 20% salt mix. Should I be worried about the high melting temps and the corrosiveness of salt. What about Mag. Chloride it has low melting temps but hardens quickly, cal. chloride has low melt temps but is very dusty. My spreader is SnowEx 575. Thanks for the help!!!
  2. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    They all have their individual uses and applications. Salt Salt/sand for lots is great, and most cost efficient... until the temps drop. Calcium and mixed products are all round versitle, but more expensive if used all the time. :cool:
  3. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    where will you be using it on? What applications?
  4. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Drive ways and small parking lots.
  5. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Salt until 15 degrees, Calcium Chloride after that. In Cinci, you'll probably only need rock salt unless you have an unusal winter.
  6. kyle volz

    kyle volz Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 33

    Your market is very similar to mine. We use a lot of salt, but also use a blended product also. If you are using a your SnowEx 575 you can mix salt and your blended product together and give your clients exceptional melting power at an excellent cost. Feel free to call me if you like and I'll explain how we do it. 502-499-7841.