Ice Covered Flatbed

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Parrothead66's Comment
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Best way to de ice a flatbed trailer?? Trailer has a layer of ice on it and obviously they won’t load the lumber on there so what’s the best way to get the ice off ??

PackRat's Comment
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Without using mechanical gear, best way I know is to park in the sun for as long as possible, then drive it empty over a really rough road. Not much help, I know..m.sorry.gif

Old School's Comment
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Parrothead, if your near a hardware store or a building supply house you can purchase a bag of salt for de-icing sidewalks. I keep a bag with me in the winter for that very purpose. It's fairly effective, and it's fun ice skating around up there while applying the salt!

Deke's Comment
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Obviously I have no experience de-icing a truck trailer, but I have used power washers to take ice off equipment. Is there a Blue Beacon anywhere close to you? Depending on the temperature of where you are, Old School’s suggestion may be your only option......

C T.'s Comment
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Never had that issue before but hell, if they load you indoors somewhere it'll melt eventually lol

Parrothead66's Comment
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Yeah I thought about pressure wash such as a truck wash or car wash that I could back the trailer into but there were none around. Old School, I found a hardware/feed store (Burris in Corrigan) that was right down the road from my shipper. Few bags of salt, some push broom action and had it cleared enough to load shortly.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Old School's Comment
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Good for you. Now you know one more trick to keep yourself moving.

Linden R.'s Comment
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Also, for reference, in the past on flat surfaces with thick layers of ice I use an ice scraper (or something sharp if there isn't one around) and saw an outline on the edge of it. Then I slide the ice scraper underneath, and it usually becomes un-stuck and slides right off. Key word: Usually

Parrothead66's Comment
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I could see that working on a flat surface but with all the ridges in the trailer probably not so much. Yes OS I had completely forgot about using salt. But it’s a tool in the bag now.

Also, for reference, in the past on flat surfaces with thick layers of ice I use an ice scraper (or something sharp if there isn't one around) and saw an outline on the edge of it. Then I slide the ice scraper underneath, and it usually becomes un-stuck and slides right off. Key word: Usually

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