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Sand/Salt Mix amount

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by huskertaz, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. huskertaz

    huskertaz Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Well, I have viewed this site for over a year now and just finally registered. Last year was my first plowing and what a great year it was. Getting another plow for my other truck this year. Also, landed 6 apartment complexes that want sand and salt service. My question is about how much product to apply. I have seen people recommend about 200 lbs salt/40,000 square feet and 400 lbs sand/40,000 square feet. If I do a ratio of 3:2 (sand:salt) which is 40% salt, does that still come out to about 500 lbs of product per 40,000 or am I doing this wrong? Any help would be useful. I am not sure if you put this much down or you just lower the amount since I am using a mix. Thanks.
  2. Nailit1954

    Nailit1954 Senior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 100

    how much sand and salt?

    Hey Huskertaz
    Scroll down and check out Similiar treads at the bottom of your post!
  3. huskertaz

    huskertaz Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I guess my real question is that if I do the mix of sand and salt am I going to be putting down about 500 lbs of material per 40,000 square feet? It seems like a lot, but to get everything to work right that is what I am supposed to do? Or not?
  4. CPSS

    CPSS Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    We use 100% bulk rock salt. Works better than sand/salt mix, less material is required, don't have to fill the spreader as often, it's lighter than mix, and what customers love the most, is that there is no mess in the lot to track into their offices, and have to be swept up in the spring.