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Hi!!!/ Sand Question

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by voodooshrimps, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. voodooshrimps

    voodooshrimps Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hi everyone. For the past few years ive been only doing residential plowing.. Well this year i was offered a couple parking lots and i took them. I bought a brand new polycaster 1.5 yd and its pretty great. My question is does anyone use straight sand in their sanders? ive been using salt sand mix, but at $50/yd im kinda not making much at all when i sand my lots. I asked the guy at the place i get sand and he said it would freeze solid in my sander... So what do you think is he full of s**t or do i really need to use mixed sand?
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i had that happen but i think it got wet then flash froze i only buy rock salt
  3. lfaulstick

    lfaulstick Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 137

    I use all types of material..salt..sand and salt...sand...gravel... Anything that dosent have salt in will freeze. Unless it is completely dry and free of moisture...the last thing you want is a frozen hopper of sand...been there...I use some rock chips and they bust up fairly easy...but if it is long distance it will freeze up...but adding window washer fluid does help a little
  4. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Do your customers even want straight sand?