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How to measure for salting?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by fozzy, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. fozzy

    fozzy Member
    Messages: 90

    Hi guys. Not new to plowing. I have a chance to bid a few places that want salting service.

    My question is how to estimate the amount of salt for the lot?

    Also where I can buy in bulk in Minnesota?

    Thank you for all the things I have learned on this site. Its great.
     
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Us the search tool on this site this has been discusses to death. Way too many variables when it comes to driver. Such as temp, surface conditions, type of precipitation, type of salt product, and so on...

    MN is a big area, be more specific on what area you are looking for bulk product to purchase.
     
  3. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    anywhere from 400-800 #s per acre...many factors....black ice even a lot less, snow pack could be more than 800. mix, straight salt, treated??

    keep reading you will figure it out.
     
  4. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I always figure on 800 pounds per acre. The light salt events make up for the heavy throughout the season, and it works out pretty well. You just have to stay up on the plowing end of things to make sure it balances out.
     
  5. fozzy

    fozzy Member
    Messages: 90

    Thank you all.
     
  6. fozzy

    fozzy Member
    Messages: 90

    I am in St. Paul.
     
  7. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Gertens in inver grove heights sells salt in bulk. $99 a ton.
     
  8. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    US salt in Burnsville. Salt $70/ton. Clearlane $80/ ton, they also have plenty of bagged salt products.
     
  9. andersman02

    andersman02 Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    Everytime I go to refill the pile seems to be getting much smaller, must be you spamming ussalt so much!
     
  10. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer 2000 Club Member
    from Carver
    Messages: 2,783

    What he said^!
     
  11. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Imagine that, we've had a lot of little snow falls lately and the salt piles are getting smaller...... Pretty sure that happens every year about halfway through the season.

    Besides, these guys don't even know where to buy bulk salt or in this case how to even measure for salting.

    Do you two really think he's going to pull in there with an end dump looking for several tons?
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2013
  12. fozzy

    fozzy Member
    Messages: 90

    I was going to use a belly dump and lay it on real thick:laughing:
    Thanks for the info guys. I appreciate all the help.
     
  13. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    No problem, that's what this site is for!
     
  14. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    Wow i feel lucky to have bulk for 44 a ton.
     
  15. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Wow!

    Who are you sleeping with and can I get in on that action......

    Guessing that your location helps, closer to ports where it's shipped in.



    .........
     
  16. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    That's cheap as hell!
     
  17. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    I believe Rochester is where the mine is and that about an hour away from me. Years ago the price used to be around 22 per ton. Im thinking like 7 years ago.