Winter Road Maintenance Equipment Calibration Hands-On Demonstration


Upcoming dates coming soon!

Take this workshop when it’s offered next!

Workshop Overview

Learn how salt and other deicers melt snow and ice, and how they impact the environment. You will also learn about calibration procedures for non-ground and ground speed-controlled equipment.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop will benefit anyone who wants to save money by properly calibrating salt/sand spreaders, including:

  • managers
  • superintendents
  • foremen
  • equipment operators

Workshop Outline

Minimizing Cost and Environmental Impact of Salt

How salt and other deicers melt snow and ice

Environmental impact

Selecting the best application strategy and rate for storm conditions Salt/Sand Spreaders and

Spreader Controls–The Basics

Spreader and spreader controller equipment

Ground speed control of spreaders

Innovative technologies Calibration Procedures Explained

Calibration procedures for non-ground speed-controlled equipment

Calibration procedures for ground speed-controlled equipment

Calculation of results

Adjusting equipment Field Demonstration of Salt Spreaders Calibration

Demonstration of calibration of ground speed-controlled and non-ground speed-controlled equipment

Putting Salt Where You Want It

Understanding salt bounce and scatter


Application speed

Spinner use

Field Demonstration of Spread Patterns


Mark Cornwell

Sustainable Salting Solutions, LLC

Benjamin Jordan

Benjamin J. Jordan, PE is a program director with Interdisciplinary Professional Programs in the transportation sector. He has over 35 years of experience in civil engineering and public works. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and a Master of Public Affairs degree with a Certificate in Public Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

Upcoming dates coming soon!

Take this workshop when it’s offered next!

Program Director

Benjamin Jordan

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