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n y snow pros

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DOES ANYONE DO ANY ANTI-ICING (PUTTING A LIQUID OR SOLID ON THE ROAD SURFACE BEFORE IT SNOWS).MY SECOND QUESTION, IS THERE ANYONE USING MAGIC OR ANY OTHER LIQUID WHICH IS SPRAYED ON SALT OR SAND OR BOTH.WE ARE A DIST FOR MAGIC-0 AND WERE JUST CURIOUS IF ANYONE HAS TRIED THESE TYPE OF PRODUCTS<p>----------<br>J PARKER<br>914-485-4200
 

GeoffD

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I do some pre wetting on some acounts. I pre wet a sand salt mix with a 70/30 ratio. Some times i use pure salt, and have pre wet that. I only do pre wetting on accounts where the bid is high enough to support the extra cost. The reason is most people don't want to pay for the pre-wet cost even if it works better, well this is Maine people aren't to high tech here. The only reason i even got my pre-wet systems was because the dealer couldn't sell them to anyone, and sold them to me at cost. I may also pre wet the start and end of a private road, sometimes i tell the guys to hit the curves and hills, depends on the conditions of the road. Just note when i hit extra stuff i am not making any money for the pre-wet, but i am not having to return for a second app.<p>Geoff
 

plowking35

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What are you using for the liquid in the pre wet system?<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
 

GeoffD

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Pre-wetting is when you spray a chemical in a liquid form at the material that comes out of a spreader. Pre-wetting systems were first put on v-box spreaders, only now they are aviable on under the tailgate models and replacement tailgate models. <p>Geoff
 

Kubota 8540

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kpmsnow;904925 said:
I anti-ice and pre-wet with ICE BAN
Anti-icing with Iceban at a rate of 40 gallons per acre? So 1 gallon for every 1,089 square feet? How about the rate for right after I plow, to burn off any left over snow or glaze left from plowing. What rate should I apply Iceban? Also, are there surface temperature limitations?
 

Westhardt Corp.

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Unless it's super cold, you'd probably be best off to drop straight rock after blading, so it will brine up whatever is left and should help to burn off any light precip for awhile and keep the flash refreeze down. I don't have the specific rates handy, but I do know that straight Ice Ban (200, for example) really shouldn't go down by itself. The 250 is the same product cut with 50% Mag--not sure which one you have, As far as temperature, I know EFC claims Ice Ban 250 freezes at -45°F (http://www.earthfriendlychemicals.com/store/ICEBAN_MPT_REPORTS/ICE_BAN_250/IB 250 Product Sheet.pdf), but have not used it enough to really know its limits.
 
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