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Removing salt & sand stuck to the sides of V box

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by davebc1963, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. davebc1963

    davebc1963 Junior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 2

    There is always a tremendous amount of salt/sand stuck to the sides of my v box after a 2hr round.It takes a good 20 mins to scrape it out manually.Does anybody have any ideas how to keep it from sticking to the sides in the first place? Maybe a teflon spray I can apply to the box before I load it? any ideas??
  2. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    other then scraping it out i'd try a vibrator on the side on the sander
  3. davebc1963

    davebc1963 Junior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 2

    that might work,thanks. The last thing I want to do is stand on top of the box scraping in the snow and wind after plowing for 14 hrs....fun,fun,fun I can hardly wait....
  4. rblake

    rblake Senior Member
    from dayton
    Messages: 293

    Rohmar Industries sells a product that keeps salt/sand from sticking. Never used it but use other products from them
  5. charlefoxtrtot

    charlefoxtrtot Member
    from MD
    Messages: 62

    How about plastic

    Get a piece of plastic that is used to line dump bodies. Super slick...
  6. 4700dan

    4700dan Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 329

    Just add calcium chloride to your mix as your dumping it into the spreader problem solved
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    BIG rubber mallet will knock it loose too.
  8. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    how about washing the salter and truck always worked for me the clumps just sit on the chain till the next run . i wash my truck and salter down after every event . on those 3 degree days it sucks but you need to get that salt off the equipment
  9. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    I bought a kerrier vibrator unit off of Basher here on the forum..... damn thing shakes the heck out of the box..... nothings going to stick to it!.... money well spent imo
  10. WISnowPlower

    WISnowPlower Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    We use plastic liner (used for dump trailers and boxes) works great, never have to scape it out!
  11. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    try spraying the box with linseed oil. Works wonders.
  12. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    Those that are lining your boxes with plastic/poly, are you worried about salt getting behind the poly and not being able to wash it?
  13. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Lots of options

    All these ideas are great. The Vibrator is certainly a great help and spraying a non-stick cooking spray works very well and is less expensive than other non-stick specialty sprays. All we use are vibrators and they seem to work very well.