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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Vaughn Schultz, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    If you are going to sand, what kind of sand do you use (Example- playground sand)?

    where can you get it? price range? Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

    Second, can you put it in a tailgate spreader? :confused:

    :cry: Sorry, wrong section :cry:
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2004
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    I get winter sand mixed with salt if there out i get playground sand in the 50lb bags
  3. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    we use mason sand it is more griity for better traction and we mix it with salt a 4 to 1 mix.
  4. Exciteable

    Exciteable Member
    Messages: 38

    If you're looking to buy in "bulk" from a pit, ask for 2NS...
    It's what the road crews use.
    They then mix it 10 sand, to 1 salt, to 0.1 chloride to keep their stockpiles from freezing up into a large chunk.
  5. RidgeCon

    RidgeCon Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    We get our screened sand in bulk from the pits around here. It is really good stuff and we pay $4.00 a ton for it. We mix a ratio of 4 to 1 for mixed stuff.
  6. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Buy bulk from a ready mix plant. The corser the better. here we have gone to a crushec "P" rock size (3/:cool: mixed with sand. Works best in snow pack. no one here uses salt or any other chemical yet because it is to expencive to ship in. I only stockpile the "P" rock because it won't freeze hard. Sand would be useless with salt.

    we Pay $20/ton and I go through 1,000 tons a year aprox.
  7. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Thanks guys :drinkup:
  8. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    I use Road Sand.. Buy it in bulk for $16.00/yd

    Very coarse sand with small small pebbles in it.. Great for traction! Kinda messy though