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How mush sand/salt do you apply per acre?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by lawntec, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    I am looking to buy a salter. I maintain roughly 100 000 sq feet. Just curious how big a sander a person should get. I mean how much salt do you put down per acre?
     
  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Rule of thumb is typically 6-800 lbs per acre. So you'd use roughly 1,600 lbs or so of material.........just shy of a yard if you were using bulk ;)

    If using bulk, I'd say bid it for a yard/ton.
     
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If this is the only site you have I would buy a GOOD tailgate salter. They are almost the same price as a V box salter but you would still have your truck box to use and the vision is much better.
     
  4. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

     
  5. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    Ive basically calcd my lots at 750lbs an acre this year. But i was reading through the snow magazine and it said that in most situations as little as 300lbs an acre is sufficient.
     
  6. grassmaster06

    grassmaster06 Senior Member
    Messages: 417

    Wow if I could get away with 300 lbs per acre .I'd be rich
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    there were some really interesting articles in the ice control playbook section of the last snow magazine. worth checking out.
     
  8. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    That was a good issue......

    But that 300 lbs deal is only good if you're salting by the app & not the ton.......One more argument for that way of doing things.....

    I prefer to bid at about 1000lbs per acre, sometimes it's too much, others it's not. I'd prefer to charge for 1/2 apps, than have to explain why I'm charging more........
     
  9. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Its between 1/2 ton to1.5 ton per 100,000sf. Every situation and storm is different. Temps, precip type, day or night all have an impact on amounts needed to clear the area properly.
     
  10. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    I love the tailgates.....so much better for me and its what im use to. Im sure a V box is great.....For my father and I with 2 commercials and a ton of driveways its great.
     
  11. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Whats the snow magazine?
     
  12. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    its the companion magazine to Turf, its called SNOW MAGAZINE put out by GIE media, its a pretty good read and free to sign up for.
     
  13. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 260

    Some reason I only got the snow magazine when I first requested it never got another issue. Get turf now regularly though.
     
  14. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    IMO the AirFlo MSS Salter is the best tailgate salter on the market. Allows you to spread both bulk and bagged product and is a workhorse. Worth every penny.

    http://www.walkerequipment.com/products_airflo_tailgate.html