• SnowCare For Troops Expands To Include Healthcare Workers
    Project EverGreen expands its SnowCare for Troops program to help healthcare professionals. Volunteers from the snow and landscape industries can provide snow and ice removal services to nominated healthcare heroes. Click here to read more.

Making Magic?

66Construction

Senior Member
Location
Albany NY
I was wondering how you guys are spraying salt with magic minus zero. Do you just spray the entire pile at once or do you dump it slowly out of the truck and spray as it comes out. What kind of aplication rate are you using for magic salt apposed to regular salt.
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
What we do is, take a bucket of salt and spray the alt as we slowly dump the salt out of the bucket. We pile 2-3 buckets, and then roll the pile a few times while spraying the salt in between each roll. The application rate of the magic is 8 gallons per ton, and when its nice and brown we know its good.
The application rate of salt all depends on conditions, but magic will use 20-30% less salt over all.
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
5 gallon bucket, who do you think I am the incredible hulk?
No way we use sand pail buckets that my kids leave lying around, and use tonka trucks for application. Now that is one stout truck, can handle about 100x its own weight in payload.
Dino
 

Chuck Smith

2000 Club Member
Location
NJ
I remember the days of riding my Tonka truck down the hill in front of my grandmother's house.... I only went under a parked car once, saw stars too. Now if those trucks only had brakes!

~Chuck
 

Kraco_1

Member
That's gota take a long time to mix it from a five gallon pale. Would you be able to use a cemet mixer to do it? I've never used it and know nothing about it, so I'm just guessing here. How long does it take you to mix up enough for a load that way?...Kraco_1
 

Chuck Smith

2000 Club Member
Location
NJ
Kraco, Dino was kidding.....
When he said bucket, he meant the bucket on a front end loader.....

~Chuck
 
OP
6

66Construction

Senior Member
Location
Albany NY
DINO

I'm glad I came back to read this beofre I got out a five gallon pail. After John said a five or ten gallon pail I thought that was what you meant. All I've been thinking since then was how many 5 gallon pails are four tons. You guys would have had a good laugh if I came back and told you how many buckets it is.
 

John Allin

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Erie, PA
Oh my God.....
I'm roarin !!!

Girls are coming into the office to see what I'm laughing so hard about......
LOL x 7 = 7LOL's

I love this place !!!!!
 

JCurtis

Banned
Location
Stamford, CT
Sounds to me like more guys than just Chuck rode their Tonka Trucks down the hill and hit their Grandma's car head first!!!!!

Now we know why Chuck is the way he is!!!!!!

Helmets Guys!!!!! They save the brain!
 

Mike Nelson

Senior Member
Location
Naperville IL
I think I got it now!

Take a 5 gallon pail

3 scoops of salt
1 gallon of liquid mag
6 pack of beer
6 pack of pop
1 shot of Jack for the hell of it
Mix contents thoroughly until golden brown and sticky.
For bigger batches just quadruple the ingredients.

Thank You and Good Luck
 

MJ

Senior Member
This is toooo funny. Wife is trying to watch TV. They're in the middle of a love scene and I'm laughing my head off. I might need to explain.

Any one got another five gallon bucket?

Mick
 
OP
6

66Construction

Senior Member
Location
Albany NY
Dino / Chuck

Can I borrow one of those Tonkas. Since it doesn't look
like it's going to snow any time soon I thought I would go play in my salt pile and try to live down almost spraying four tons of salt by the five gallon pail.
 
Top