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Sanding questions

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by caelach, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. caelach

    caelach Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    What is a good ratio for a sand/salt mix?
    How many yard(s) of sand would it take to do say a 100 car lot?
    Are the trailer hitch/tailgate sanders worthwhile for bigger jobs?
    How many yard(s) of sand are in a ton?

    Thank you.
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I've been using a sand/salt mix for several years. My supplier uses a mix of approx 1:10 of salt to sand. I've never had it freeze up even leaving it in the box overnight (but not in the open where it'll get snowed on). I can't help much with how much per lot, but I approximate one yard per mile of private (one lane) road. Sometimes less or more, depending on whether I'm dealing with packed snow, frozen snow or ice. I wouldn't recommend a tailgate model for bigger jobs simply because you'll be reloading every so often. They typically hold only 300 to 400 pounds of material. You might look into a smaller V-box, though. They make them with 6 or 4 foot boxes. But a tailgate model would be easier getting off and on your truck.

    Weight of sand per yard:
    Coarse sand (dry) --2700#
    Coarse sand (wet)--3240#
  3. pushingsnow

    pushingsnow Member
    Messages: 54

  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I see nothing has changed since I made this post seven and a half years ago.
  5. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    WTF? You brought a 7 yr old, 2 post thread back just to complain about a lowballer on CL?

  6. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

    dont worry I dont get it either, best I can figure is it's an ad for himself & he trying to get hits/views
  7. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Either that or he got underbid by the guy on a few accounts and for some reason he thinks we care.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012
  8. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    These 4 questions haven't changed in either stupidity,lack of info,or did I mention stupidity in 7 years.:dizzy:
  9. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392