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Salt Chunks.. what do you do with them

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Team_Arctic, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Team_Arctic

    Team_Arctic Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    So I had one of my guys leave the doors to the salt barn open during the last storm and it was quite windy and blew snow into the barn... now I have a 2 inch thick hard shell on my salt pile and im getting lots of chunks ... I have been tossing them in a big 250 gallon stock tank for the time being until I can figure out what to do with them... I thought of using them to make brine and letting them soak? anybody make a home made crusher to fix this problem?
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Just use the bucket of whatever you use to load trucks with and break it up. It will work just fine.
  3. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    Run them over with the Bobcat or loader.

    Otherwise put them in a heated garage.
  4. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    Run them over with the Bobcat or loader.

    Otherwise put them in a heated garage.
  5. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    Have the guy that left the door open break them by hand. But still pay him cuz it's Christmas.
  6. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Yep, break them with the bucket on the machine. we leave out salt outside with a tarp over it and e always get a "crust" over it. we mix into the pile before we load and have never had a problem.
  7. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Smaller ones from inside the truck, I throw around like hand grenades. Bigger ones, I toss into the corners of piles that are hanging out...helps w/ the ice buildup, and when delivery trucks clip the corners they melt back nicely to the curb.
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Just run over them, not a big deal.
  9. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Run over or pick up with loader and drop on floor of bin while driving backwards.
  10. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    and I think you have your answer.... Did you try running them over yet?
  11. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    should be able to run them over
  12. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    If it were me, I'd just run them over.
  13. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694


    one of a few threads that offers a unanimous decision without any sarcasm. Great job everyone,

    Merry Christmas
  14. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    Honestly... my reply, at that point in the thread, was meant to be sarcastic. :eek:
  15. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Too Funny

    I thought it might be, but I was going to let it slide. Have a great one. Honesty is the best policy.:waving:
  16. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I was reading somewhere that you can just run them over with the tractor. Have you tried that yet?
  17. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    fill a 5 gal bucket with the small ones, and while your crews are shoveling , you ride around in a nice heated truck. if they miss a spot or slow down you throw the salt at them and tell them your helping them apply deicer to the spot they just missed
  18. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    If I leave any little bit of salt in the truck, then I get chunks too, but luckily I just use a shovel to bust them up a bit and the spreader grinds them up the rest of the way for me.
  19. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,963

    Load up all those chunks and dump them at my house.......:D
  20. Mdwstsnow512

    Mdwstsnow512 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    dunno if anyone mentioned this yet,
    you could probably run them over