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How much salt have you used 07/08

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by lawnsrusinc., Dec 28, 2007.

  1. lawnsrusinc.

    lawnsrusinc. Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    How much salt have you guys and girls used so far this year? I have less accounts this year but have gone threw 2x more salt than last year. I have used 200 tons so far and have 60 tons on hand. Do you all fear that we might have a salt shortage?

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I have gone through 15 pallets of bagged 50 pounders so far.

    And yes I am starting to hoard it now for the shortage that is sure to follow this season.

    49x15=735x50#= 36,750 lb./2000= 18.375 ton.

    All loaded by hand using a Western 1000.
  3. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    30 tons of salt & 2 pallets of deicer
  4. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    +/- 500 tons in our village so far. Salt barn empty enough to worry a bit. It's a problem all over here....can't get it shipped fast enough. Have to place emergency orders....have over 300 tons on order right now.............
  5. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    I've spread 8 tons, and have 6 tons left. I know I am gonna need another 10 at least.

    All fifty pound bags through a tailgate.
  6. WINTER 3

    WINTER 3 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 80

    4 tons so far
  7. snowconcepts

    snowconcepts Member
    Messages: 68

    40 tons so far and 1.5 ton of walk salt
  8. hotshot4819

    hotshot4819 Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    im easily over 200 tons salt, and prob 50 ton salt sand mix...
  9. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i am currently awaiting my 4th load

    they say the salt mine that was designated to the midwest, collapsed or flooded or something so if it is not pre-bought it is not getting shipped in.......so yeah we are screwed. but north american salt company which we have delt with for years worked me in a couple of loads;) so i'll be fine.......hopefully:eek:

    we have used 2X what we normally use all year and we have only had about 7 events but. no-one else in my town can get salt so i am writing contracts like crazy :dizzy:

    we have used about 4-5 ton of walk salt and the other day i called my uncle which ownes a grocery store looking for melter and he hooked me up with potasium chloride for 50lb@$3 a bagpurplebou but he only had 2 pallets
  10. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    used about 21 ton of treated (sugar beet) and about 2 ton of sidewalk pellets. it's been crazy for us, we already have billed out more $$$ this year than we ever have ALL season.
  11. MStine315

    MStine315 Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    30 tons bulk to date plus (30) 80 lb bags and (98) 50 lb. bags. Along with around 60 bags sidewalk salt. I had a supplier call me a week ago saying there is a huge salt shortage. I figured he was just trying to make a sale, but maybe not? I have 5 pallets of 50's in the shop I can fall back on. It has been a great month.
  12. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We've run through about 200-250 tons of treated salt, also 9 or 10 pallets of sidewalk material. We have about another 150 tons on the ground and are expecting more shipments soon.
  13. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 473

    20-25 tons bulk
  14. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Used about 100 ton of bulk. Every busy December leads to the shortage stories. I guess we will just have to see what January has in store for us..
  15. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    we have used about 200 tons and have about 400 tons on hand so far this year.When I was in lemont picking up a load last week , they had 6 or more barges to unload still.
  16. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    20 pallets of 50 pounders,3 pallets of landscapers choice and 2 pallets C.C,
    on hand 3 pallets of rock salt,30 bags landscapers choice