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Potassium/magnesium spread over large areas

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by chitownsnowedin, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. chitownsnowedin

    chitownsnowedin Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 50

    Has anyone ever spread these bagged products that claim to work to -25/-30 over a large area like a parking lot? Did it work for you?

    I use that stuff on sidewalks and always works fine. Was thinking of pitching it to some companies for their properties this week as here in Chicago regular rock salt probably won't be working for a few days.
  2. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    I've used it on a lot of driveways.. i guess that's a small parking lot?

    It works, quite well actually. I cant use my tailgate spreader with the stuff though, it all runs out because it's so fine.
  3. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We use bagged salt at many of our sites, I hate it!!!!!!!! Working previous employers it's been bulk all the way, next year it will be here too!! But anyway, we use a cal/salt blend over one of our lots, it's fairly large, 3 acres. Does work well and is very fine, don't have issues with a western 1000........
  4. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I do a couple of my churches with the potassium and it is a little finer but my spreader has no problem with it but spreading distance is changed.
    otherwise it works great onlots
    lower melting point and size of material is only real difference.
  5. dannyslawn

    dannyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I do a few lots with Mag/Potassium mix. The largest is 15,000 square feet. I think it works real well. Why don't you try mixing it with salt. That should help the salt work better in colder temps.