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Ice storm coming at 9 0clock pre salt or not

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by WHITESLAWNCARE, Feb 1, 2008.


    WHITESLAWNCARE Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 13

    we have an ice storm on its way for to day, sleet- freezing rain to rain high of 35 if were lucky. Should I salt before it comes to be ahead of the game then re-apply when needed or just wait it out, all commercial buildings and a rescue squad for the town.
  2. zappalawn

    zappalawn Member
    from pgh
    Messages: 56

    if its anything like i just delt with in pgh pa its gonna rain snow sleet all in one i tried to tried at the beginning of the storm but the rain was more than the snow and the salt was disolving as it was going down. i had to plow 2 lots because of so much slush. have fun
  3. JeepPlow18

    JeepPlow18 Senior Member
    Messages: 658

    This morning I layed down salt on my commercials before it started to freezing rain. It was 29-30 when it started. Its coming down though I might need to go out again, really dont want to.
  4. TwistedMetal

    TwistedMetal Member
    Messages: 48

    Freezing rain out now ...here in Orange County NY

    WHITESLAWNCARE Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 13

    I think I'm gonna hit them as soon as i see the first drop of precip. iv tried to salt before once and did not think i got good results, I'm new to salting last year and have not had to much time to experiment. Thanks for the input :salute:
  6. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    From what I've been hearing, it's going to be nasty out, so A)how many accts do you have, and B) how far away are they from each other?

    If you have a lot of accts, and/or they are a good distance away, you might want to pre-salt so that the roads do not become slick while you are trying to get there. If you only have a couple, or they are very close together, you might want to wait.

    Drive safe, and watch out for the morons that think that they can do 70 just because they have a SUV!!!

  7. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Don't do it! :nono:

    Global Warming...it won't snow anymore! :eek:
  8. Plowinpro03

    Plowinpro03 Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    I honestly can't stand freezing rain ice. I had a horrid day.

    WHITESLAWNCARE Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 13

    ya that storm sucked i salted three times. It was just an absolute mess then chased around slush for about four hours. Ice storms are the worst
  10. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Ice Storms Suck????

    Maybe I am missing something. ICE STORMS SUCK??????

    Lets see, Salt is the highest profit margin, lowest labor out put, and least wear and tear on the equipment.

    If I could I could sell all my plows and buy a couple more salt truck and burn every once of precp. in the winter, I would be in heaven.

    On the other hand the only people I ever hear moaning about salt are those that give it away as part of a seasonal contract. Just like the guys that do not add a blizzard clause, or max snowfall for a season, and then moan about hight rate snowfall and how they get screwed.

    If not for salt I would not be working the winter at all. I have not one PLOW ONLY accounts. I actually seek out ZERO TOLERANCE accounts as they are the ones with the highest demand for service therefore, the highest reward in $$$$$$payuppayuppayup

    Funny seeing this topic on the ICE MANAGEMENT forum.

    Ron G.

    WHITESLAWNCARE Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 13

    well this is my second reply but dosent seem to stay up there i don't know why. salting is all extra for me and as for zero tolerance all my contracts are . i did not say that i didn't make money salting nor am i giving it away by any means. I did say that i did not care for ice storms. I'm sure not many like them but they are profitable so take it easy there 4evergreen

    don't implie something that u are not sure of thanks. WHITE'S
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2008