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cost up again

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by clark lawn, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i just payed $167/ton for salt, last week is was $110/ ton. they told me that it will probably hit $200 by the end of the season.
     
  2. GMD1984

    GMD1984 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Its been $125 a yard hear
     
  3. terraventure

    terraventure Member
    Messages: 52

    $167/ton, that sucks! I am on the seacoast of NH and I am blessed with two salt depots. One is covered at $78/ton the other uncovered, can be very wet at $70.50/ton. I guess I have it good. After wednesdays ice storm the piles are disappearing very fast.
     
  4. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    where was this at?
     
  5. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    could you just have your broker sell you some from KS and call a trucking broker and maybe they can take some corn out to the feed lots and cut you a deal....how far are you from central KS? salt would be $40-50/ton and trucking could be $2/mile if they got a load going out....
     
  6. T-MAN

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

    Make sure you ask what kind of trailer there using if you go this route.
    I got a load in last winter from Ohio and they used a belly dump, most farmers use these for hauling grain. It was snowing like hell of course ( when he showed up ), and the driver needed "hells half acre" to unload that damn truck.
    Needless to say every flake/granule that went in the bin was very wet, and that half acre burned off snow for the rest of the year.
     
  7. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    Masonary Materials in Youngstown. the place i was getting it are out and dont know when they will be getting more. this stuff is coming from Brazil.
     
  8. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    yep that's what they use to haul around here....we get most of it in the summer so it's no problem....the last 3 times they came it was good weather...of course we have farmers haul ours, they don't long haul in bad or cold weather....
     
  9. kimber

    kimber Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 140

    Not sure where you are in N.E. Ohio, but my price picked up in Ashtabula is $98/ton picked up plus delivery.

    Even if it was a $20 delivery, it would be cheaper than that.

    Thanks
    Dave Bergen
    Kimber Contracting
    216-904-6538
     
  10. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    They are learning the supply and demand game from OPEC. They gotta get while the getting good, old CCR Song