1. AllSeasonsAllReasons

    AllSeasonsAllReasons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    Ok i parked my trailer on a low spot last fall so now the tires are about six inches under ice!!!!!! LOL Duh What i am wondering is is there anything on the market that would melt that much ice fairly fast! I need the trailer soon! I have used regular rock salt but buy the time it starts to melt its night time again and the temp drops so its ice again!!!! Thanks guys
     
  2. Doc L.

    Doc L. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    It's going to be like 50 degrees around here tomorrow. Just pack the salt in there early in the morning and make sure the sun isn't blocked. Try it again just before sunset or when it's warmest. Try calcium chloride or whatever works better for lower temperatures. If that doesn't work get out the torpedo heater and try it again when it gets warmer. (I once had to dig a grave for my beloved dog with that salamander trick.) Put a jack under the wheels and put pressure on it while your melting it. Take all the weight off it that you can. Use a bigger truck. Get some gas.. try dynamite... If you need any more bright ideas I've got a few more. Doc
     
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    a blowtorch?
     
  4. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 LawnSite Member
    from WEST MI
    Posts: 201

    Spud as much free as possible, then bring a couple 5 gal pails full of hot water from the house and dump around each.
     
  5. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 691

    If you have a heat gun, or even a hair dryer, use that to warm the surface of the ice, and the pile some salt on there and keep the heat gun going. It'll speed up the process quite a bit.

    -Tim
     
  6. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    I kinda like the dynamite thing......
     
  7. plowjockey

    plowjockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 332

    The question is where will you park it next year? The salamander thing will work better if you tarp the area and hold some of the heat in. Of course you must keep in mind the exhaust temperature and give plenty of room for clearance of the tarp.

    Bruce
     
  8. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    Make it go boom.....
     
  9. plowjockey

    plowjockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 332

    John, I think that is a dynamite idea!! LOL

    Bruce
     
  10. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    John not snowing there any more? Must be getting boring there, time to go on another trip. :)
     

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