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Sand and Salt/Sand Mix in V Box

Oasis

Senior Member
Ok now that there is a salt shortage just about everywhere.... I was wondering...
Around here places are begining to sell salt again but with a salt sand mix. I have a dual electric Air Flow VBox spreader. I was wondering does anyone have any opinons as to whether I might have problems with jamming in the belt or elsewhere in the spreader with a sand mix. Is there any other precautions that I should take while using this mix. I powerwash the spreader after every application anyways but just want to know if i should expect other problems
 

Lynden-Jeff

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Hamilton, ON
I have no experience with the air flows however around here alot of guys run 2 vibrators when running sand, I guess it just helps things flow a little better, especially when really wet.

Cheers
 

JD Dave

PlowSite Fanatic
Your spreader will be fine, bring a broom handle or a hockey stick because it might bridge abit. Even on our big spreader the sand bridges, you just have to get up every once in a while and knock it down. It's not worth getting a vibrator for the amount you want to use. JMO
 
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Oasis

Oasis

Senior Member
Thanks Dave,

Do you ever find that you get sand stuck under the belt though????? Thats what i was most concerned about.

I would imagine that washing it out remains the same as far as procedure wise.
 

JD Dave

PlowSite Fanatic
Oasis;519450 said:
Thanks Dave,

Do you ever find that you get sand stuck under the belt though????? Thats what i was most concerned about.

I would imagine that washing it out remains the same as far as procedure wise.
First off I think you have a bed chain, not a belt. The bed chain is better IMO. Sand will not be any harder on your spreader then salt.
 

Mick

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Maine
I used a sand/salt mix for years with a Vbox. The sand won't cause any specific problems with the chain.
 
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