Calibration Examples

Ideally, calibration should take place prior to the season, two to three times during the season, and/or any time a change is made to the equipment or the material.

Salt Trucks

  • The City of Farmington Hills Department of Public Works  explains salt truck calibration. This video shows the proper calibration for a manual drop tail gate spreader with manual valves.
  • The North Carolina DOT explains the calibration process they use to calibrate for their truck with spinner controls.
  • The Ice Slider company explains how to calibrate their sander truck. The same process can be used to determine salt truck output.
  • Baystate Roads Program explains proper calibration for their municipal sander/salt spreader and the basic calculations to determine how much material needs to be used.


Sidewalk Spreaders


Additional Resources