The Benefits of Beet 55 and Husker Plus

Stephen Leeds

August 14, 2017

Posted by Stephen Leeds

It’s crazy to think that summer is half way over and fall will be here sooner rather than later. Most of you that order salt are starting to receive some of it and are looking for ways to keep your salt from clumping up during these hot humid days. Beet 55® is an outstanding stockpile treatment that is rather inexpensive when you think about the amount of time and effort it takes to break that salt apart when it comes time to load your trucks.  At 5 gallons per ton, Beet 55® is one of the cheapest and easiest ways of preventing headaches come winter time. The most economical way to treat salt is for you to do it yourself by just pumping it off of a truck or straight out of your tank onto your salt. After you have done this, make sure to mix the salt with either an end loader, skid loader, or conveyor (If lucky enough to have that setup). Once you have mixed your salt, put it back into your shed and leave your worries behind. Along with the convenience of keeping your salt free flowing while stored in your shed, it gives those of you who do not have liquid capabilities, a granular product that is treated with a liquid so you can reap the benefits of using a liquid as a deicer. For those of you who do not have a way of treating your salt, we offer the service of spraying salt piles within a medium range of Knoxville, Iowa. Please give us a call if you would like to learn more about this process.

Husker Plus®, leading the way in organic deicing! Husker Plus® is the new generation of organic deicing with the capabilities of being applied directly to the road as a stand-alone product. This is the only PNS approved, organic, product that can be used as a stand-alone product. While having a minimum freeze point of -21 degrees Fahrenheit, Husker Plus® also boasts an incredible corrosion score of being 90% less corrosive than salt brine. Along with being used as a stand-alone product, Husker Plus® also allows you the capabilities of making blends with salt brine which allows for an inexpensive product being applied to your roads. If you do not have the capabilities to make your own blends, we offer what we call Husker Plus® RTU. This is a specific mixture with salt brine that maximizes your freeze point as well as reducing the corrosion level. Give us a call to find out how making the switch to Husker Plus® can save you time and money while providing safe pavements during the harsh winter season.