Winter weather presents various road maintenance and safety challenges. Pre-wet salt systems provide an effective solution to combat these issues. This article explores the benefits of Hilltip’s pre-wet salt systems.
The Advantages of Pre-Wetting Salt
Traditional salt spreading scatters dry salt particles, reducing effectiveness, wasting resources, and causing environmental impact. Pre-wet salt systems directly apply liquid solutions to salt particles, ensuring better adhesion to the road surface and minimizing scatter. This reduces salt loss and optimizes distribution, leading to a more cost-effective snow and ice control solution.
Pre-Wetting Salt Techniques
Pre-wetting salt techniques involve direct liquid application systems, enhancing the effectiveness of de-icing. Pre-wetting salt with liquid solutions, such as brine, improves the bonding with the road surface. This precision application optimizes the de-icing process during harsh winter conditions, resulting in safer road conditions directly after the salting process.
Integrated Liquid Tanks on Salt Spreaders
Hilltip excels in pre-wet salt technology with the salt spreaders’ poly hopper bodies with integrated liquid tanks. This eliminates the need for additional tanks for traditional spreaders and extra vehicles, streamlining the de-icing process and saving time. Advanced features like adjustable liquid flow control ensure precise application tailored to weather conditions, road surfaces, and desired spread application rates.
Pre-Wet Salt Systems vs. Traditional Salt Spreading: A Comparative Analysis
The benefits of comparing pre-wet salt systems to traditional salt spreading methods are evident. Pre-wet salt systems offer the following advantages:
- Reduced salt bounce and scatter.
- Enhanced bonding with the road surface.
- Improved distribution and coverage.
- Increased cost-effectiveness and resource efficiency.
- Minimized environmental impact.
The comparative analysis done on all continents under various weather conditions confirms that pre-wet salt systems are the superior choice for snow and ice control, ensuring safer road conditions in winter weather. Hilltip’s combi spreaders with StrikeSmart™ control system are the best de-icing technology available on the market today.
Invest In Innovative Winter Maintenance Machinery From Hilltip
Contact us now and take your winter maintenance operations to the next level with our innovative pre-wet salt systems.