Calibration of spreader equipment is an extremely important step that any agency can take to make their salt use more sustainable. There are three good reasons for this: Cash, Control, and Conservation.
Agencies that calibrate see significant savings in their salt usage and in their salt budget. Reductions of 25% or more are common – a savings that continues year after year. Do you need extra money for your winter operations? Then calibrate your spreaders!
You cannot manage what you do not measure. If you have not calibrated your spreaders, you are not measuring how much salt you are applying to the roads. Better operational management improves efficiency and effectiveness, benefiting your agency, your community, and your environment.
When you only spread the salt you need (which you can only do if you calibrate your spreaders), you minimize your impacts on the environment. Calibration is a great sustainable practice, protecting natural habitats and wildlife and enhancing outdoor activities.
If you and your agency would like more assistance with calibrating your spreaders, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-594-4447. We will be happy to either provide you with assistance directly or put you in contact with those who will be able to do so.