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Stainless 2 yard Buyers spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by skysthelimit, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. skysthelimit

    skysthelimit Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I am looking to get some info or opinions, regarding storing sand / salt mix in my spreader. Is it a bad idea to leave covered mix in the spreader for upcomming storms or extra unused product in, until the next storm ?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i would'nt store it in there especialy sand/mix but you can if you have no choice, just take a rubber mallet with you and beat the heck out of the side of the salter you'll be fine.

    our salt truck will haul a load of salt for 30-40 hrs before salting just for the weight and it usualy aint to hard to get out, we never tarp it but i think it might be wise
  3. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I would recommend that you NEVER leave salt in your spreader, unless you absolutely have too. On two occasions I made the mistake and it was ugly. I left it overnight and there was just enough moisture to cause most of it to become a solid block of salt. I was not fun to remove. One of the times, I had a tunneling effect...the top part was solid about a foot or two down and was loose below. I use only salt, not the sand/salt mixture, but I would think that the moisture in the sand would cause problems, but I'm not positive. JMO.
  4. Flake Chaser

    Flake Chaser Member
    from CT
    Messages: 66

    I have no choice but to leave in in unfortunately and have never had a problem. Just make sure the sand is dry and cover it. You may get the tunneling effect but once you knock it down it'll be fine. I just hate leaving the weight on the truck all the time and would like to washout the sander when I'm done