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Sticky Snow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Joe41, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Joe41

    Joe41 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I've always used diesel fuel sprayed in the back of dump trucks so the snow slides out easier. I'm just curious what you guys use for dumps and loader buckets. Any ideas or opinions?
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Don't get caught doing the diesel trick if you're moving snow for people, clients, towns and especially if you are somewhere dumping into a river or bay......could be bad juju with the dep/epa weenies!!! If we move snow we contract with guys who have heated bodies, loaders, really never had snow I couldn't shake out of the bucket. And really the only time snow is in the bucket is if we are loading to move it(very rare) or stacking it, if it's during a storm the pusher is on the bucket.
  3. Joe41

    Joe41 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Ya, I've heard that your not suppose to use diesel fuel but never knew for sure.
  4. shaunnshelly

    shaunnshelly Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    WOW Diesel is a releasing agent for snow??? I use it for Blacktop.... We have a tandem with a heated box but before that truck we never had a problem other than snow stacked over the tail gate
  5. Joe41

    Joe41 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Guy's around here have been using it for years, but I've heard you can get in trouble?
  6. plownoob

    plownoob Senior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 128

    massive fines from many agencies with 3 letters, that plus cleanup costs.
  7. akplowman

    akplowman Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    used antifreeze works
  8. Get Plowed AK

    Get Plowed AK Member
    Messages: 78

    Any Chemical is illeagal fellas. Incl. Antifreeze. dont get cought doin stuff like that. It works but may be frowned upon by many people.
  9. gkm

    gkm Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    How about our old friend FF
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Fluid film would work well. We sell it in gallons, and 5 gallon pails for just this use and others, spray down your entire spreader or undercarriage, door hinges, light switches, seat adjusters, engine electronics, wiring connections. Use it year around for corrosion resistance and lubrication. Spray down the entire working apparatus of about anything and it will run smothher and quieter then when it was new:nod: If they could Fluid Film babies before birth, delivery wouldn't be as laborious:D
  11. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    I spray my plow blade with silicone spray.
  12. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Maybe no one is looking over your shoulder in Alaska, but I doubt it.

    I can't believe anyone would risk the bad publicity of getting caught.

    The property management industry is dominated by women now. Most of whom lean to the green side. One google search of your name and your bid is in the garbage, and I'm sure the other managers at the firm would here about it.
  13. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    Thats solid advice. Not just for this subject, but for many others. Many would be wise to remember that statement.
  14. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    What's with this Fluid Film?...

    I've sprayed it all over my equipment...plows, mowers, and trimmers...All it does is make every piece of dirt stick to it, and packs snow all over your stuff.

    It's a sticky ass lube...I wouldn't recommend it for anything that goes into the outside elements.
  15. ff1221

    ff1221 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,374

    I put FF on my kids snowboard, it was sticky at first, but after a couple of runs, well, anybody seen Christmas Vacation?:D