Spraying brine is an increasingly popular method of snow an dice control and what better vehicle to use for this purpose than an ATV. Ideal for sidewalks, pedestrian walkways and other areas with restricted vehicular access e.g. pedestrian shopping areas. Spraying brine has many advantages over the spreading of granular salt such as cleanliness of operation, it is effective quickly as salt needs to attract moisture before it will start to work, and particularly in retail shopping areas, brine will not get carried by foot into shops like salt. The Wessex ATV brine sprayer is based on the popular WS-618-P sprayer, but has a specialist 1 ½ metre boom featuring 3 individual clusters of nozzles for varying applications. The 55 litre tank will hold enough brine to cover 1250 square metres or 1.5 metres width over a 1 kilometre distance. Over this area, only a fraction of the amount will be used in caparison to a conventional solid salt spreader. The pencil jet nozzle (2) gives a high pressure jet of brine which is for treating compacted ice. The jet will penetrate the surface of the ice speeding up the melting process.
The fan nozzle (1) gives a fine even spray over the area and is ideal for applications in light snow and frosty conditions. The five jet nozzle (3) is for pre-treating. When the frost or the snow comes, the brine is already on the ground and even if the water has evaporated there is still a salt presents which will reduce the ice factor. If an area has been pre-treated before a heavy fall of snow, the snow ploughing operation is far cleaner as the surface of the ground will not be frozen. The hand lance (4) always treatment of areas in excess able to the ATV such as narrow paths, steps and doorways.