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Purple salt?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by dlcs, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,160

    Where does the purple salt come from, is this from Cargil? I see a guy using it around my area, never seen purple dyed salt before.
  2. NW Snow Removal

    NW Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    It is rock salt treated with a form of beet juice by central salt.
  3. mws399LAWN

    mws399LAWN Member
    Messages: 44

    The central rep told me it was snow slicer treated salt, says its the only manufactured liquid de icer, the others are just bye products, hes claims is good stuff.
  4. NW Snow Removal

    NW Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    it is very good
  5. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    We get stuff here that's green. I don't know what it is but its great. It can literally get wet and it stays soft. It can sit in the hopper for a couple weeks and never harden up.
  6. mws399LAWN

    mws399LAWN Member
    Messages: 44

    is that clear lane with corrosin inhibator, from cargaill
  7. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    I am sure it is. I agree, very rarely does it harden.
  8. mypolaris1

    mypolaris1 Member
    Messages: 59

    I could have sworn whe I read this thread a week ago there was a rep from whoever makes this talking it up. Maybe a different thread. Anybody got contact info?
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Another victim of the evil.........


    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    Funny thread I went to a college in Central NY that was very into the school colors and traditions and they had purple salt, wasn't treated just dyed but they said they bought it because it helped them reduce the amount of salt they put down because they could see it better.

    Still funny to see purple salt.
  11. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Yea, I heard the Smurfs use it alot. :bluebounc
  12. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Currently Central's "Snow Slicer" is purple. It used to be green, but they did not want it to get confused with Cargill's "Clearlane", so they changed dyes. Clearlane is simply a mag-treated product. Slicer is treated with Caliber M2000, which is a "complex corn based carbohydrate" (read: distiller's sugar, pretty much). Have heard great things about Slicer, and my customers seem to be happy with it.

  13. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 688

    I like the colored stuff. Makes it easy to see where you've salted.
  14. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    Magnesium Treated from Conserv. It is all we use now. Its call Snow Slicer.
  15. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

  16. SteveR

    SteveR Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Where would one get this snow slicer??? How is the price compared to straight salt??
  17. DRIFTER92

    DRIFTER92 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    All i can think is purple brine :D how cool would that be? Right now im still getting the 50% dirt that came in my last pallet load of rock salt from lowes. I wont buy anything but solar salt in the future if i dont have access to bulk.
  18. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Slicer is between 30-40% higher than straight bulk, depending on where you get it. To play devil's advocate, Magic's website says that their product should cost 30-40% higher than rock, but from what I've seen it's more like 200+%--it's all in what someone can get for it. But I can say with certainty the Slicer price difference is accurate.

    As far as where it is available in NH, I don't know but I can do some digging and let you know.

  19. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Odd that you had that problem with bagged material. Whose was it? Typically, bagged rock is cleaner than bulk, due to less handling.

  20. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Ooo purle salt, pretty!