An investigation is reported which was designed to determine the methods and devices used to control the width of spread and the actual spreading widths obtained with rock slat, and to determine the actual amounts of salt spread in lane widths of 20 and 30 ft., at vehicle speeds, of 5, 10, and 15 mph (at possible settings for rates of 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 lbs. per sq. yd.). The uniformity and reliability of the spread for the conditions stipulated were determined, as well as the desirable features in available commercial equipment which should be incorporated into the forthcoming salt spreader specifications. Other desirable features which could be specified for future spreaders, and the number of each type of spreader needed by the department of sanitation were also determined. The spreaders tested include the following: Humphrey, Baughman Hi-Speed Highway Model W. Good Roads "Jet-Jack", Tarrant Scotchman, Highway Model DD, and the Baughman Salt Miser. The findings are tabulated and recommendations are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York, City of, New York

    Department of Sanitation, Office of Engineering
    New York, NY  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1951-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 19
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM