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bulk salt in buffalo ny

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by JLK 1500, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. JLK 1500

    JLK 1500 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    OK ill start off by saying that I'm new to the salting aspect of plowing. i have a hopper style that is modded to fit in my receiver of my truck and i have a 7 foot long v box that also sits in the back of my one ton. now i understand that my question is gonna be kinda vague but still id figure id give it a shot. Where do i get salt from in bulk ( i have a 5 yard dump truck that i could pick it up in ) and how do you charge? The reason I'm asking is one of my friends is now in charge of hiring someone to do the plowing for his work. But he hasn't yet been able to get his hands on the paperwork from the past few years to see what and how they charge. I understand that you bill it separate from the yearly price but, how much money do you charge??? Any input would greatly be appreciated Thanks again.:confused:
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Try calling this company.

    Pfohl Trucking corp

    See if you can buy and pick up from them.
  3. JLK 1500

    JLK 1500 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    thanks alot, they have some good prices on the bulk salt. Ok on to the next question. How much do you charge for the salt when spreading it from a truck????
  4. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I may be looking for salt in Hamburg. I just have to see what contracts I get and what they require.
  5. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 502


    Talk to Jim Hange and tell him Steve @ Quality told you to call

    Bulk Treated Salt- $37.00/ton (my price, don't know exactly what they will quote you, as it is based on quantity for the season).
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Just checking. I haven't seen this price for bulk rock salt, let alone treated. It was over $60 five years ago. Maybe $137/ton?
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    You must be buying a lot of salt for $37/ton. Last year we went through 600-700 tons and this years price is $61.50/ metric, Canadian $ that works out to $49.80 US$/ton. Room for a lot of profit there.payup That is straight salt not treated.
  8. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Not a typo---- $37.00 per ton! We use approx. 1500-2000 ton per season

    I think their base rate is somewhere around $50.00 per ton if you only want one.
  9. JLK 1500

    JLK 1500 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    its real

    No that seems to be the price for treated salt in our area. That price reflects you picking it up though. But how much do i charge to spread it???? Anybody???:confused: