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spread by hand

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ghostrunner, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. ghostrunner

    ghostrunner Member
    from PA
    Messages: 50

    Can I just spread the salt and sand by hand until I make enough money to buy a spreader? (Obviously I will use a shovel)

    Right now I have only two 16 unit apartment buildings that need salted and sanded.

    The rest of the customers are not asking for it, so I can not justify the expense yet.
  2. tovoninc

    tovoninc Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Sure you can salt by hand. If you have a wheeled, plastic fertilizer broadcast spreader you may want to use that to save some time and your back. If you are using a shovel the area must be small anyway. Goodluck.
  3. EJK2352

    EJK2352 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Why don't you solicit your all customers for salt service???? You might drum up enough business to justify a small tailgate spreader.
  4. parrothead

    parrothead Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    plastic spreaders

    use the ones with the air tires, not the cheap plastic ones. you can buy the agri-fab brands for around 125 dollars. i ran about 2000 lbs through one last night.