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salt got wet and need help

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mc1, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    a few weeks back my salt got wet from my tarp blowing out it is not powdery anymore and spreads terrible if i move it inside will it dry out i know iam pretty much snafu here and thank god its not a huge pile but any suggestions would be appreciated

    thanks matt
  2. ToyPlowKing

    ToyPlowKing Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Do yourself a favor and get rid of it (the salt). In the future consider a sheet of rubber or EPDM. Pretty heavy and nice for not moving with the wind.
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    yeah it will dry out, but its alot of work. what are you spreading it with?
  4. merrimacmill

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

    Is it just a crust over it that is no good? Or is it the whole pile?
  5. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Holy cow--how much rain did it see? We load off many stockpiles that are not tarped at all from the time the salt comes off the barge until it hits the truck. Not by choice, of course, but that's just how some yards operate.

    You could also just call it "Magical Salt" (don't want any copyright lawyers hunting you down) and sell it as treated product...to people you don't know.

  6. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Same thing happened to my pile last week before that rain. Half the tarp came off, and it got wet. Theres a crust on top, but now, im noticing its freezing up in the salter real quick. Sucks. Can't wait till I can have a nice big salt bin, without tarps.
  7. AGMI

    AGMI Member
    from NE Mass
    Messages: 36

    So what? It won't negatively be affected unless the water saturation is over say about 10%(2000 lbs with 25 gal of water) and the temps are below say 15*. I would spray a little magic-o liquid on it if it is a problem. But whenever this happens to our pile, we just mix it and drive over the clumps with a machine.
  8. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    thanks for the response it is just crusty a bit i had planned to move it today but didnt gey to it i think i will try to mash it up w=ith my bobcat its only about 15 ton . i use a smith electric v box spreader