Material sticking to dump box

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  1. _toast

    _toast Bobtail Member

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    I haul a lot of soil in my dump truck, with the cold weather it tends to stick and has to be scraped clean with an excavator. Is there something I can use to prevent the freezing/sticking? I’ve tried rock salt at the instruction of my boss but that hasn’t really worked out.
     
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  3. PSM379

    PSM379 Medium Load Member

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    In NY we used to use recycled antifreeze, and spray it on the walls and floors. Worked like a charm.
     
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  4. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Soap with alittle water solution keeps the box clean.
     
  5. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Old way diesel fuel. New way a Soy solvent. Do not get caught using diesel on a state paving job in this day and age. But works best.
     
  6. AKDoug

    AKDoug Medium Load Member

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    I've used a pump up sprayer of RV anti-freeze. It's pretty environmentally safe for the most part. The real cure is a UHMW liner.
     
  7. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    That hand shovel wedged in the steps? That's what that's for,,:biggrin_25523:, not sure AF is the best, some tree hugger will accuse you of poisoning dumb animules or contaminated soil, maybe a little sand on the floor, that's what we did.
     
  8. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

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    The reason RV antifreeze specifically is used a lot in end dump work is it’s non toxic, unlike automotive antifreeze. Glycol based rv antifreeze which we use, is actually safe to be ingested, albeit in very small doses.
     
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  9. Shawn2130

    Shawn2130 Heavy Load Member

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    Hmm interesting.

    Maybe I’ll have to tell our dump truck drivers that.

    Will anti freeze cause issues with concrete decorative stones?

    We haul a lot of stone for 2 companies that make decorative concrete blocks.
     
  10. Professor No-Name

    Professor No-Name Road Train Member

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    Best thing i ever used was calcium chloride with antifreeze mixed. Have used waste oil an waste antifreeze an diesel also. Had an air tank set up in the 90's tied into secondary air on truck with a 20 ft air line an spray nozzle. Best investment i ever made. Just stand up at front of trailer on ladder an could spray entire 40 foot trailer.
     
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  11. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    Thats what we used when hauling coal to the powerplant. After a winter season putting diesel on the dump bed and sides it was permeated in the aluminum. Liquid calcium chloride was furnished at times for us drivers. Hauling soil probably not a great idea to use either one. Leather footwear will shrink like a dried prune when exposed for a length of time. Take size 10 down to size 9 in a week or so. Lol
     
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