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cost of bulk vs. bagged salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by GSS LLC, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    confirm this for me, bagged salt is about .10 cents per pound. bulk is about .05 cents per pound?
     
  2. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Confirmed. :D

    But the last salt I purchased including delivery was $80/ton so that would be .04 / pound
     
  3. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Confirmed at .05 and .10 Kubota gets cheaper salt just because he's awesome. : )
     
  4. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Speaking of kubota, how is the liquid salt brine going? :laughing:
     
  5. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Salt brine is sitting still (lack of snow?) We had $66/ton salt in Dec 2012. Sure am getting the honey do list under control temporarily.
     
  6. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    I wasn't talking about you, I was joking with dodge blizzard because of his mishap of making liquid salt brine.
     
  7. Schuley

    Schuley Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Kubota, where are you getting $66/ton salt at? Right off the boat? Cheapest I have ever found around southern WI is $90/ton if I buy a minimum of 22yds.
     
  8. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    I didn't buy any, didn't think I was going to need any. So far I was right, no snow. But it was from one of the sponsors here on Plowsite (I think), that has a stockpile about 6-7 miles away. Thats the way I always buy, by the semi load 23-25 ton. Last salt I had hauled in was $80/ton with tax and trucking, came from Lemont teminal. 60+ miles away. Salting Material Supply Co.?

    Back WHEN I started salting I was paying $7.00 /ton picked up?
     
  9. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    bagged is more like .16 lb. and bulk is .04 lb. (bulk is 400% profit vs. bagged Thumbs Up)
     
  10. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Some people I know can get salt at. 03lb. But thats picked up in their own truck. But I also know guys that can get bagged really cheap. All depends on how much you buy and how good you pay.
     
  11. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    cheapest 2450lb skid I'v seen was 175.00 @ .07lb . that was grabbing atleast 5 skids at a time .

    i can remember 30 - 80# bag skids , haven't seen them in a while .they were 145.00
     
  12. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Buy a semi or two of those pallets, pay with business check at delivery, and its a lot cheaper. But thats probably obvious
     
  13. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    My bag salt is .0712 lb Im still running last year stock Still have 12 pallets left Might be a different story on the next trailer load
     
  14. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Sounds about right to me.
     
  15. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 617

    Depends on what you consider the "cost of bulk". Last I checked, it cost a huge upfront cost to have a structure to hold it and a loader to keep there. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have bulk salt available at a local supplier.

    To answer your questions on actual material cost, then yes I would say you are about right. $0.04-6 for bulk and roughly $0.08/9/10 for bagged dependent upon quantity purchased.
     
  16. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I have bulk delivered under contract for $68 a ton....
     
  17. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    with a minimum of ______________ ton
     
  18. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    250 Tons under contract, i have to take 80% of that, I can take up to 120% of that.