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How Big is your.... SALT BILL!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by anz27, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. anz27

    anz27 Member
    Messages: 44

    Title pretty much explains it. I've been on this forum for quite a while, but never register. Finally, I caved in and made one. After seeing all the threads about no salt and such a nasty winter with many little snows, I am curious to see what this winter's salt bill is up to! For some of you larger guys, I bet it is staggering!!!
  2. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Smaller than my customers!
  3. OldSchoolPSD

    OldSchoolPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    We've put down about 36 tons so far this season.
  4. areoseek

    areoseek Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 47

    Jesus h christ
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    We're pushing 3k. Biggest season was 6k. Still small potatoes though.
  6. areoseek

    areoseek Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 47

    I'm almost up to $1000. I'm just residential though.
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    We're getting bulk, close to 36 tons half the price or better than bagged salt. But with the salt shortage, prices went up another 20 a ton.
  8. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I'm over 70 tons and consider myself small potatoes. All slicer too so do the math lol.

    Only 3 of my trucks have spreaders, and they're SRW pickups with v boxes.
  9. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    I'm on my 5th skid and I'm a very small operation.I have 3 lots and a few residentials.ones a big retail lot that needs way more salt then they allow me to apply
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Last summer I paid $110 per ton for 30 ton truck to me I say I have used 15 ton + I have pretreated grit I have 20 ton of the left out of 40 ton
    I order more salt since I took on a 5 acre lot and later I get a call they said they cancel my order.
    So I been buying up bags salt to use in a tail gate spreader/walks spreader and keep the bulk for my V box
    Bags costing me $4.80 per bag ship to me I bought 5 pallets, So far still making a profit
  11. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    We have had 6 ten wheelers I believe... maybe more. Thats just the times I was there.
  12. vlc

    vlc Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    I've spent $5900 so far this season.
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,034

    We're well over 1000 ton now which really isn't a good thing since most of our jobs include salt. The last 2 winters have been extremely light so I knew it was going to avg out. Just hoping things settle down for February and March.
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,477

    1600 tons, I think
  15. A Man

    A Man Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    As of Jan 15th we were about 1500 tonnes, it is what it is, I just keep reminding myself that all the guys out there slacking off and cutting back on salt will be fighting hard this summer to keep those contracts. Our best clients have always come after heavy snow years.
  16. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    Went through last years leftover, about 10 tons. Got two 22 ton loads up to now, probably 12 tons on hand.44 x 68 =3000$ .I wish I could just salt ,easy money especially when many in my area are paying 125 yard retail! I could probably salt for others cheaper than what it costs them for salt ,fuel , sander etc. Push a button,turn a few knobs, tunes playing,cup of joe, oh for the good life!payup:sleeping:
  17. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    300 ton here.
  18. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    $165.80. 800 pounds or so. Only residential :D
  19. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Lucky haha
  20. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Not really, just means im not making any money off salt!