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Very Good or Very Bad Idea

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by CGLC, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. CGLC

    CGLC Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    I have always used Ice melt type salts in the past but my dealer gave my a 5 gallon concentrate sample of this bio organic sugar beet type salt (smells like chocolate). He thought that I might be able to use my Lesco 50 gal spray tank and pre treat before a snow on some of the more difficult commercial sidewalks
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    I think you would be better to use it to wet your bulk salt than as a sidewalk anti-icer. The beet stuff tends to track, but works really well when applied with salt.
  3. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,559

    We are using it in our anti-icing and pre-wetting operations. Our sugar beet juice is called Geomelt 55.
    We are mixing it at a 80/20 ratio (80 salt brine/20geomelt)
    Will comfortabally work around zero degree pavement temps.
  4. CGLC

    CGLC Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    what about applying it out of the lesco 50 fert sprayer