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Sand/salt application rate

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ry_rock, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. ry_rock

    ry_rock Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    For those of you who measure and calculate the amount of material that you apply. When spreading a sand/salt mixture how many pounds per acre are you putting down for coverage?

    Also how many pounds of straight salt are you putting down per acre

    Numbers seem to be all over the board, just trying to get an average number. I know it depends on temperature and conditions etc

  2. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Straight salt is anywhere from 6 to 800 pounds a acre based on elements. I don't know about sand, I don't use it
  3. andersman02

    andersman02 Senior Member
    Messages: 756

    For salt I think a good estimate would be around 1k/ac, we use treated and use about 500-700lbs.

    Never used straight though so could be off
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Isn't that everyone.... :confused:
  5. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    I use straight salt (no sand) but prewet with Liq. Mag. Chloride as it comes out of the spreader. Depending on temps and time of day, I can get as low as 300lbs/acre, but typically it is about 400-700/acre for me.