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Bulk salt Mn

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by B-Guard, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. B-Guard

    B-Guard Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Looking for bulk salt Mn. even bagged cheap would be good, also what is the best size to run in a tailgate spreader. can anyone give me a ballpark figure on hourly rate for spreading salt/sand Thanks
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Seeing that you're in Becker I would probably say your best bet would be Central Landscape Supply in St. Cloud. They don't have bulk but they've got good prices on bagged. If you're willing to drive there's also US Salt in Burnsville which sells bulk.

    Good luck
     
  3. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Salt

    Call Morton in St. Paul -yes the same morton as your table salt they deliver too. You need to be pricing at least $125 per ton applied up in Becker, more in the Cities. technically, you have a higher cost of goods with the increased transportation, but folks up there might not pay as much.
     
  4. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    B-Guard... Welcome to PS. I get straight bulk salt from Bury and Carlson in Ramsey off 10& Ramsey Blvd. You can also get salt/sand if you need it. I'd post the address and ph# here but don't know if it's allowed (MODS ?????).

    Big Acres suggested 125/ton, that is what I was charging last year. I wouldn't recommend going any lower than that. Good luck.
     
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    millsapps - How much are you paying per ton from that place in Ramsey? At the place I buy from I have to pay just under $50 and I have to pick it up myself. I was planning on using the same place again this year but if I can save some money I'm all for it.
     
  6. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Let me check my records, can't remember off hand.........
     
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Bagged salt is on sale at Mills Fleet Farm for $5.59 for a 50lb bag. Sale runs till Dec. 1st
    I am using a Western 1000 series sander and plan to just carry bags. Rate I heard was around $17-$20 a bag...spread. Hope this helps
     
  8. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    I'll try and post our Morton price tomorrow. You can often get a better price if you give them an honest estimate of how much you will likely use in the season. I think we burned 300ton last year. Also, SMITH WINTER PRODUCTS, north of Osseo on 81. he usually has 50-100 ton on hand and can fix your plow too.
     
  9. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Camden....I just PM'ed you.
     
  10. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Salt

    Morton was at $52 ton p/u and $60 ton delivered. We store up to 100 tons near the Blaine area and would can offer 24 hour loading for smaller trucks. It'll cost you a bit more than pre-ordering from the big companies, but may come back in spades with saved drive time depending on where you ran out of salt! PM me if you want to work something out.

    As hydro mentioned, he paid $5.59 per 50 Lb at Mills -that is $240 per ton! Guess if you need it for a tailgate spreader you gotta pay it, but go bulk if at all possible.
     
  11. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790


    Wish I could use bulk but I have no place to store it. Maybe by next year I will have more of an idea on how much salt I use in a season and also a place to store salt.
     
  12. B-Guard

    B-Guard Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    bulk salt reply

    Thank you everybody, for your valuable information Thanks again B-Guard