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Meyer Mate setting for deicer

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by carcrz, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    What do you guys set your speed & amount @ when spreading deicer? I had it all the way on the top setting & it seems like it is still putting out too much. When I turn the speed to 3 or 4 it seems like it doesn't cover as much but either. The directions are also very vague. :dizzy:
  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    I just got my meyer mate. Your right the settings are very vauge. Now that the post is a year old I imagine that you kind of have the setting issue fuigered out.

    But just for the heck of it, I run bulk through mine and I just crank it to 9 and adjust my driving speed.

    Good Luck
  3. Flake Chaser

    Flake Chaser Member
    from CT
    Messages: 66

    How do you guys like the mate ? I'm getting one next week most likely. My freebie v-box crapped out and I've been doing it by hand so far and it's getting old. I do a lot of ice control for one account that has four buildings. I like the fact that you can spin off sand and remove it yourself after a quick washout.
  4. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    I like it a lot. Much better than the coffee can lol. But the spread isn't that wide even cranked all the way up with sand or bulk rock salt. The specs say 3-30 feet but I imagine thats with calcium or something.

    The opening where the salt comes out has two settings. A small opening for calcuium pellets/flake type stuff or a big opening for salt/damp sand.

    Good Luck and let us know how it works out!