Calibration Resources

Calibration should take place annually and/or any time a change is made to the equipment or the material. The City of Cudahy reduced salt use by 50% through calibrating their equipment. See their instructional video, and videos from other communities below.

Salt Trucks

Tips for calibrating a Force America 6100 or 5100ex (City of Cudahy).

5100 calibration instructions (pdf for printing)

Calibration for a manual drop tail gate spreader with manual valves (City of Farmington Hills Department of Public Works).

Manual spreader calibration chart and instructions (pdf for printing)

Sidewalk Spreaders

Calibration of a push spreader (PDF instructions)

Additional Resources

WI Salt Wise Partnership: A coalition of organizations working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water.