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Bulk salt - Northbrook 125 per ton

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by NorthernSvc's, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Just letting you all know who work around me, Red's garden center in northbrook, IL, off of dundee road will be selling bulk rock salt by the yard.
    They WILL be open 24 hours during snow storms, contact Red's garden center and ask for Ryan Reece - tell him i sent you, for more information ( he is my brother in law).

    $125 - 8-5PM, after 5PM till 8AM price will go up $20.00

    salt will be covered and the have plenty...
     
  2. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Wow

    Theres a deal

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. F-7

    F-7 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    You can get 2 tons for that here.
     
  5. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    must be nice!!! but i don't feel like storing, loading, cleaning, dealing with extras..... it's nice to just show up and buy exactly what i need...
     
  6. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    i don't use more than 2 yards per event
     
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I do all of that too.:nod:
     
  8. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    must be nice...
     
  9. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    $65 a ton here and 24 hour service during storms. Best price in cleveland!
     
  10. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    unfortunately there are no major distributors in my area... and the other 2 places that carry salt around me are about the same price...
     
  11. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Sounds like someone else should open up nearby.
     
  12. vamootsman

    vamootsman Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Where in Eastern Iowa are you getting that price?
     
  13. RMC LANDSCAPING

    RMC LANDSCAPING Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 98

    YES REDS is awsome i buy there now!! ryan is a great guy but does any one know where i can get bags of Salt cheeper than $4.25 a bag in chicago land? 50 lbs
     
  14. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    North of you. :alien:
     
  15. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    i don't get some of you guys...he's just trying to be helpful
     
  16. I know it's totally different Canada to US, But Check Costco. Their price was $3.99 a bag and I spoke to the store manager and got a better price on 2 skids. Normally Canada is more expensive than the US

    Worth a try.


    All he's doing is letting people know about another option, No need to hammer him on the price.. Last time I checked the US still ran on the free enterprise system.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010
  17. NW Snow Removal

    NW Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    being helpful is giving someone a good deal. 125/ton in chicago is about as big a rip off as you can get. we get ours for around 70 picked up or 75 delivered. I guess it's convenient to just arrive and get bulk and its cheaper than bags, but this is far from a great deal!!
     
  18. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    who said being helpful is related to a good deal? if you need salt bad enough he told you who has it..that's helpful
     
  19. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    It seems really steep at first, but consider that it's $125 per yard (which should weigh 2150#) so it's more like $116/ton if bucketed correctly. Still a little steep, but if they can service during active events it's not all that hairy for the smaller guys that don't really want to have to maintain a bulk pile.

    For comparison, 50# bags @ $4 are $160/ton and you have to hand load it (while trying not to kill yourself in the process).

    All in all, it's a decent deal for some folks, and has the potential to be the only deal at times.
     
  20. ABMN1

    ABMN1 Junior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 15

    22 dollars a ton

    We only pay about 22 dollars a ton in Salt Lake City, MMMMMMMMMMMMMM wonder why.