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How much salt out of a V box spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Sno4U, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    How do you know how much salt you've spread when using a V-box spreader?
    In the post below as you can see i've bought a Salt Dogg, now I'd like to know how you all do it. I do have thoughts of my own but wanna hear other ideas too. Thanks for the input. BTW I'll be using plain bulk salt or bagged(usually a drier product).
  2. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i give every lot a value (1-10 depending on size) when i'm all done salting, i count up how many loads i've used (6 yards for example) take the total yards divide by total of values. then i take the lot value # and multiply by the other # sorry, hard to frigging explain
  3. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Best thing to do would be to calibrate it the same way you would a lawn fertilizer spreader.
  4. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Yup, thats kinda what I figured I'd have to do. Alot of trial & error. So I am looking for a "short cut".
    I know there was a guy who had some kind of electronic meter who had posted on here about a year ago. His "meter" basically was an electronic eye that counted rotations of the spinner to give you an idea of how much you are spreading. Do do happen to know who or what I'm talkin' about?
    I'm not even sure it would work on my unit (why not?) but I figure its worth a try if its not cost prohibitive.