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Salt Question

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by aus316, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. aus316

    aus316 Member
    Messages: 51

    :gunsfiring: Okies i have a question on salt i have just a plain ole school buyers spreader and i ran outta salt and i borrowed some salt from my employers pit he runs all large v-box spreaders and i have mine and i normally use regular 80# bag rock salt when i went to use the pit salt tonight and it wouldnt flow thru the spreader i had to keep goin out to feed it into tha auger it was a pain in tush on this large lot is there a major difference between pit salt for v-boxes and regular bagged rock salt or is it a equipment faliure on my part:gunsfiring: ty in advane .Ride safe my brothers and sisters and may all u piles be monsters :gunsfiring:
  2. mx495

    mx495 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 56

    Bagged salt is a coarse and "clean", like "clean" gravel. The bulk salt has more "fines" in it that are bridging up in your spreader. It is like a "minus" gravel. It would work if you put a vibrator on your spreader. And easy on the guns.lol
  3. mx495

    mx495 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 56

    Could also be that the bulk salt has too much moisture.
  4. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    If you look inside any professional or contractor grade tailgate spreader , youl'll see an "anti-bridger , agitator and or vibrator with a much larger exit .

    Ther'ye usually a 2 stage system also with a horizonal auger screw .
    Your unit is for bagged material only..