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Salty Dog

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by CTAYLORPLOW, Dec 23, 2004.


    CTAYLORPLOW Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I was advised to spread a mix of salt and sand. salt melts snow sand adds traction and eases the salt usage so I'm told. However do any of you guys have a recommendation as to what salt to sand ratio i should use. Also maybe someone could recommend a distributor in the West Chester, Pa area ( I really don't want to do the bag thing , I have a good container for it any way).
    Merry Christmas
    P.S. I read that alot of you are interested in a license or permit for plowing sounds good. How could this be initiated? I wonder about regular drivers out there, let alone newbies like me with a 5oo# chunk of steel on their rig. :eek:
  2. butler L&S

    butler L&S Member
    Messages: 89

    I use a 80% sand 20% salt mix. If we get freezing rain I add more salt.
  3. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    I don't use sand , and in fact I have some contracts that prohibit it, because of the extra clean up costs in spring and the tracking problem. You should really be looking at a modern solution like Magic salt or Caliber treated salt to solve the melting traction problems in low temps.