I know there has been alot of discussion on Magic Salt and how to apply it, but I'd like some input about liquid application. We would like to get away from the extra man hours of snow blowing/shoveling and manual application of dry de-icers (by walk behind broadcasters) to sidewalks/ walkways at commercial storefronts. Since Magic Salt will melt up to 2 inches of snow, it seems like a great way to cut down on labor and machine time. My thoughts were to buy a 200 gallon skid spayer w/ a 5.5hp Honda engine and mount it in the back of one of the trucks. I figure the time of driving past the store fronts while another guys sprays the material on the sidewalks would dramitically reduce the extra time we spend parking the truck, unloading the broadcasters, loading the dry, bagged material and walking up and down the sidewalks to spread the material. Now the initial investment of the skid sprayer is almost $2K, but it does seem worth it. Any thoughts or suggestions??????