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sand alternative help

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Tedd, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Tedd

    Tedd Member
    from CT
    Messages: 36

    I need advise from you guys. I have a few accounts that sometimes need sand and salt and I usually fill 5 gal buckets but I do not have anywhere to get it this year. I am in north central ct and am looking for an alternative that will work the same but not be to pricey or hard on the concrete. anyhelp will be greatly appreciated. Tedd
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Kitty litter will work. You might also get bags of sand from the big orange box. Either masonry sand or play sand.
  3. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    There are a few places around to get sand and salt, especially if you have access to a truck and dont mind a drive. You'd prolly only need 1 load as you say you don't need much. I've heard of the play sand and pea gravel, but they seem like theyd be ehhhh so so for traction aids, straight red can be had for like 40-50 a ton.
  4. Silverstreak

    Silverstreak Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    look it up, sand actually makes slip & falls more likely. at least thats what i was told at a snowex seminar tonight..