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Whats the best salt to buy

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by StableP, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. StableP

    StableP Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    newbie woundering whats the best salt to buy

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    any salt that is not wet will do
  3. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    Ditto, there's no difference in one brand of salt to another, except appearance. Find your best price!

  4. neversatisfied

    neversatisfied Member
    from ct
    Messages: 73

    i'm in connecticut and we get our salt out of north haven at the docks.There are 2 types of salt sold.Both come up on the barge from mexico_One is pure white and the other has a pinkish tint to it,very noticiable.The white salt seems to be more uniform in texture.The pink salt has a bit of finer peices in it with some granulars.Last year we bought both and the white salt would cake up and get a hard covering on it.the pink salt seemed to not ''freeze'' up in colder weather,and worked much hotter.At first i thought i was losing it but we kept track and the pink salt is much ''hotter''.
  5. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    The pink stuff has something else in it, probably potassium chloride. You should find out its makeup as you can (and should) charge more for blends (which typically work better) than for straight salt.
  6. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    We used both blue salt and the pink salt in bulk.since we have our own semis we buy in bulk and usally keep about 150 tons on hand .We do sell to smaller companys in winter and load them too. by the way I was told the pink salt was coming from brazil and i got alot of blue salt from mich.