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Old 12-26-2013, 12:54 PM
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nice. Do you do enough salting to justify a v-box type salt spreader vs the tailgate?
Yes and no.

In a single salting event we probably put down about 2 tons. A daytime storm would result in several rounds.

I'd kinda like a vbox, but we really don't have anywhere to store bulk salt. The tailgate spreaders aren't bad though. The biggest drawback is just the time it takes to load it.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:00 PM
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I run bagged through my hopper. I just back it in my garage and lift a pallet of salt with the forklift and cut the bags over the hopper.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:24 PM
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Yes and no.

In a single salting event we probably put down about 2 tons. A daytime storm would result in several rounds.

I'd kinda like a vbox, but we really don't have anywhere to store bulk salt. The tailgate spreaders aren't bad though. The biggest drawback is just the time it takes to load it.
I hear yah. refilling the hopper is a bit of a pain but if you have no where to store the bulk-that's a problem.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:54 PM
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I was going to ask the same question, we run one in bed salter (a Blizzard) and we get loaded by a local supplier here, if theres a landscape supplier closeby thats the way to do it. But it depends on the size of the accounts you maintain.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:58 PM
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Im hoping for some white stuff this wk .I have the 1.3 fisher poly and I luv it but also I have the luxury of having a supplier in town that stays open during storms so I can get sand and salt.gls what are you using for bagged salt?
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:04 PM
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To my knowledge, we don't have a local supplier that will load directly. I would seriously consider a vbox if we did.

We have been using Morton Professional Grade 50# bags. It is a sodium/calcium blend. We have tried a lot of different brands, and have been happiest with this. Very consistent, not much dust, nice amount of calcium, and good results.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:12 AM
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To my knowledge, we don't have a local supplier that will load directly. I would seriously consider a vbox if we did.

We have been using Morton Professional Grade 50# bags. It is a sodium/calcium blend. We have tried a lot of different brands, and have been happiest with this. Very consistent, not much dust, nice amount of calcium, and good results.
what's the price per bag you're getting?
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:03 AM
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We can get rock salk a lot cheaper, but prefer the blended product.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:25 AM
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Too late to edit post.

That is the in season price, pre-season is 7.30. We stock up with about 10 pallets pre-winter.
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Looking good--think we have chatted on here before. We have almost identical equipment--www.facebook.com/landscapevermont and facebook.com/snowblowvermont

How many employees do you have? What is your mix between install and maintenance?

Looks good
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