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bulk salt in michigan??

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by michigancutter, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. michigancutter

    michigancutter Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Looking for bulk salt in southeast michigan? can anyone help me. Thanks
     
  2. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    MTec In Waterford will have some in the am. $118 ton, he is trucking it up from Ohio. They can only carry 25 tons at a time in Ohio so trucking is killing the cost. His next load is coming from WV. I will only be buying enough to do walks and handicap parking. Looks like making money from salting is done for this year.

    Regards Mike
     
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    2 words:

    You're screwed.

    Unless you have it ordered, good luck getting any. I am having a difficult time just getting what I do have ordered.
     
  4. michigancutter

    michigancutter Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    thanks alot bro.
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Sorry to not be more optimistic. :eek:
     
  6. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I talked to my supplier today and they canceled my 150 reserved tons.

    I had no clue they could do that as I prepaid for 50% of it.

    They basically said I would be refunded and that the state and county have taken all my salt.

    My supplier told me the closest place to get it was out of Toledo Ohio and that it was $75 a ton plus trucking all the way from Ohio to West Michigan.

    I have my own trucks I can send after it and haul back maybe 50 ton at a time.

    I really dont know what to do.

    I keep thinking if I bought 1000 tons this summer I would be able to retire.
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    I wouldn't recommend hauling 50 tons in Ohio, at least if you value your cash and trucks that is. Their weight limits are a tad more stringent than ours.
     
  8. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 327


    Yeah, I figured they were.

    We had quad axle dumps that can haul 25 ton a piece in Michigan.
     
  9. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    You can only hual 25 tons at a time in Ohio, thats what driving the cost up for the guys that can get it.

    Regards Mike
     
  10. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

    If it is coming out of Toledo, you should be able to haul more. I talked to a steel hauler awhile back. He said that Toledo observes the Michigan 160,000 GVW rates because of all the trucks running from Detroit down there.
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    I was wondering about that, as I've been getting conflicting figures from suppliers.

    Might also explain the roads around Toledo. :dizzy:
     
  12. snowconcepts

    snowconcepts Member
    Messages: 68

    Toledo

    Where in Toledo is this salt at? I am from Toledo and I have found no salt available.
     
  13. michigancutter

    michigancutter Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    thanks guys, i found two pallets of salt from b&w landscape supplies. i paid 245.00 a skid but ill take what i can get.
     
  14. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    I think many guys learned to buy bulk in the summer. No way the state or counties can take it if you already own it, right?

    I know a guy who had that happen to him He said the county basically took all his orders, too. but, he said they had two semi-trailers full before that happened. Guess they were lucky.
     
  15. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Wrong, Eminent Domain allows the state or countys to "do what is needed for public safety, or best interest".
    They can lock down a prepaid pile at the docks, or come and clean out your salt bin on your own property.
    Dont fool yourself thinking any thing is "Untouchable" in the land of the free.
     
  16. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

    :realmad: They'll have to find it first..... rofl

    btw: Angelo's had 3 semi truckloads of bulk being delivered when I was there last night, plus about 200 ton on the ground. They will only sell to you, if you have been buying from them all along. They also still have lots of pallets (30-80# for $120 plus tax) but the same goes, you had to buy from them earlier for them to sell to you now.
     
  17. michigancutter

    michigancutter Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    that stupid that these suppliers only sell to customers who has bought in the past it should be first come first serve like at the stores
     
  18. creativeasphalt

    creativeasphalt Junior Member
    from Lapeer
    Messages: 3

    Can you please let me know who in Toledo has bulk salt.
     
  19. michigancutter

    michigancutter Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    need salt agian! can anyone help i only need 2 tons to get me by with light salting. macomb county area. thanks mike
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    So I buy a 100 tons from Supplier A and you buy 5 tons. You think they should sell to you and take the chance of losing my business in the future because they sold to 20 guys who bought 5 tons? But only when they really needed it because their normal supplier ran out?

    Isn't going to happen, you be loyal to your suppliers and they'll be loyal to you.

    And the comparison to the stores doesn't work. The store is not running out of milk\bread\whatever.