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Google Earth Salt Pricing

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by crewcutenterprises, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. crewcutenterprises

    crewcutenterprises Member
    Messages: 32

    Ok I saw on here someone who was using google earth to price.

    Well Im new to salting and I needed a price per bag, min num and how many to do the whole thing.

    Im guessing 20. But who knows the formula to figure it out and if you can tell me how to calculate it I would be very appreciative.

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  2. Prime

    Prime Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I would probably go through roughly 600 lbs to salt that lot.

    I buy bagged salt at approx. $180 / skid.
  3. JeepPlow18

    JeepPlow18 Senior Member
    Messages: 658

    I wish I could find prices like that a skid in northern New Jersey. I have been asking in my thread for a couple of days but everything is about 45 mins away( one way). Plus the best is $4.00 a bag.
  4. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    yah i would use about 600 + depending on how thick you lay it down or how fast you drive .. just by judging the lot size and time to do it .. maybe $150 .. which is cheap ... and another question is are they a good customer ?
  5. 92XT

    92XT Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    T&M works great if you dont need numbers up front.
    LOOKS LIKE 4-5 TON FOR THAT PIX. to you that would be 4 skids plus a laborer cracking bags.
    for every lane and lot in that pix.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2007
  6. HC plower

    HC plower Member
    Messages: 49

    There is a faint black outline that I'm guessing is the area covered
  7. jkrak

    jkrak Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 26

    Consider bulk salt. If you don't already have a spreader or are considering upgrading get a v-box, or now you can get an electric tailgate spreader to work with your dump box. You could probably price that out somewhere in the $375(rough est.) range depending on when you have to do it and how often.
  8. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    There is no way of telling from this pic. Give me the address, and I'll look it up and measure it. This will tell you just how much you need for different conditions.
  9. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Well, it IS tough w/o looking at it in person.

    However, with that being said....it will take a lot more than 20 (whatever 20 is).

    It will certainly take a lot more than 600lbs.

    But I highly doubt it will take anywhere near 4 pallets.

    I would say it would take the better part of a pallet. The main entranceway looks to be a GOOD two lanes wide. We're talking a lot just in this main thoroughfare.

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I read on here last year that it is about 600-800#'s per acre. This has worked really well for me. measure out the lot with a wheel and then base it on that. 1/2 acre would be 300-400#'s. Its a good starting point anyway.
  11. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    That main entranceway/thoroughfare looks as though it would be over an acre just by itself.

    And, you have a LOT of shady areas between all the buildings. They will require more.