1. 66Construction

    66Construction LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    I was wondering how you guys are spraying salt with magic minus zero. Do you just spray the entire pile at once or do you dump it slowly out of the truck and spray as it comes out. What kind of aplication rate are you using for magic salt apposed to regular salt.
     
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    What we do is, take a bucket of salt and spray the alt as we slowly dump the salt out of the bucket. We pile 2-3 buckets, and then roll the pile a few times while spraying the salt in between each roll. The application rate of the magic is 8 gallons per ton, and when its nice and brown we know its good.
    The application rate of salt all depends on conditions, but magic will use 20-30% less salt over all.
     
  3. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    Dino...
    Is that a 5 gallon bucket, or a 10 gallon bucket ??
    Bet you're at it awhile.
    Har D Har Har....
     
  4. 66Construction

    66Construction LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    Sounds simple enough thanks. I'll let you know how it turns out...this could take a while.
     
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    5 gallon bucket, who do you think I am the incredible hulk?
    No way we use sand pail buckets that my kids leave lying around, and use tonka trucks for application. Now that is one stout truck, can handle about 100x its own weight in payload.
    Dino
     
  6. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 849

    I remember the days of riding my Tonka truck down the hill in front of my grandmother's house.... I only went under a parked car once, saw stars too. Now if those trucks only had brakes!

    ~Chuck
     
  7. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    Tonka trucks, what are those?

    At age 8 I was driving a loader equal in size to a cat 938.

    Geoff
     
  8. Kraco_1

    Kraco_1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    That's gota take a long time to mix it from a five gallon pale. Would you be able to use a cemet mixer to do it? I've never used it and know nothing about it, so I'm just guessing here. How long does it take you to mix up enough for a load that way?...Kraco_1
     
  9. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 849

    Kraco, Dino was kidding.....
    When he said bucket, he meant the bucket on a front end loader.....

    ~Chuck
     
  10. Kraco_1

    Kraco_1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    Duh, lol. Thank's Chuck!
     

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