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What is this?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by cretebaby, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I know it is salt. But other wise what is this it looks a little course:confused:

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  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I think its course bulk salt.:dizzy::drinkup:
  3. progressivelawn

    progressivelawn Member
    Messages: 71

    sand color salt lol sand idn fine sand for golf courses traction aid?
  4. Ford-101

    Ford-101 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    It is a new kind salt it is mix with molasses. I guess it is sopose to stick better to the road. We got 30 ton of it last year to try and it didnt work to bad. Its price is a little higher from what im told. o yea the deer realy like it to lol
  5. M&M

    M&M Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Throw some on your margarita glass!
  6. progressivelawn

    progressivelawn Member
    Messages: 71

    ahhh man some citys around hear have to many deer insteded of givieing deer permits they should consier that
  7. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    you drink those:dizzy:
  8. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    see the problem is the hondas dont kill deer the deers kill the hondas.
  9. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    looks like magic salt.....rock salt treated with Calcium chloride

    SNOWANDICEMAN Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Looks like magic to me with a little calcium chloride in it looks very wet!!
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    its coning out of the barge this way would it already be treated with magic
  12. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    im pretty sure magic is magnesium chloride not calcium chloride.
  13. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Yaaaaaa......Im gonna stick with PJ's Blue smurf salt!!! I like that better! LOL :bluebounc :D :waving:
  14. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Play sand for my sand box, now hands off!:waving:
  15. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    where you runnin in to see that at was that out of the quads or Muscatine? I have heard from the Skoie guy in Ames he was contacted by some guy saying he had some barge's of salt he wanted to sell off

    You should try to see what he's selling it for!! hell that's got to be over 100k tons wise, and there reg salt behind that I think!

    and I also heard out of the same guy, that there is not a shortage but a delivery issue they can't get enough emptys to fill. He gets them in by rail and that's what the mines out of Ks and Mo have told him!!
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  16. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i doubt it would be treated with geomelt that early in the process......i've seen dark colored straight salt before.
  17. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    found out it is brown rock salt

    16 barges of it come from south america
  18. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 979

    KCRG did a story about this salt a couple weeks ago. Apparently this stuff is cheaper then the normal white salt that we are use to seeing in these parts. Bad thing about it is, is that it's not as fine and comes in larger junks. One thing the report said was that this stuff could do some serious damage to a windshield if the car behind you is following to closely while salting.
  19. lamarbur

    lamarbur Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    we used this stuff many years ago, barged into Connectcut. We liked it because the darker color helped attract the sunlight better, therefore helping on out heavily tree lined (pine) roads,.. Our roads are like driving through tunnels. The darker salt, is much better at least for our situation., One year, the salt was bright red,,, came from Ireland,.