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Illinois Bulk Salt Quotes

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Kubota 8540, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,957

    Anybody get their quotes yet? I got mine Friday, $74.50 / ton delivered 60-70 miles out here in the boonies.....good ....bad....average? Also it's / 1 load C.O.D?
     
  2. Fatality

    Fatality Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Pretty average
     
  3. hiranger

    hiranger Member
    Messages: 72

    I have been quoted at $68 ton not delivered so by the time you add delivery you are about right on
     
  4. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,957

    Received a flyer in the mail last year just by chance. Never had heard of him but was pi$$ed at the previous supplier so though I would give him a go. The load I received within 6 hours of initial phone contact, was the nicest looking salt I had ever received, it looked like solar salt and bone dry. Had to shake it thru the spreader a little more than normal, but was perfect for brine making. After making 8,000 gallons of brine, I sold the brinemaker to another Plowsite member and when I hosed the IBC tank out, there was only 3/4" of sediment in the bottom of 1 tank. So, the salt was extremely clean or pure. Getting another load this week and am hoping it will be just as good. If it is, I will try to find room for the second load.
     
  5. hiranger

    hiranger Member
    Messages: 72

    You gonna have some brine for me pretty soon? The builder has pushed my building back 1-2 weeks. Should be in the building my the end of October. I would like to get some brine around that time if possible
     
  6. HLS Wholesale

    HLS Wholesale Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    $66 a ton in Chicagoland
     
  7. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,957

    I have a couple thousand gallons ready to go.
     
  8. hiranger

    hiranger Member
    Messages: 72

    Sounds good. I will be getting holler in the near future. I will probably get about 600 gallons to start with
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
  9. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,957

    Received my salt today looks pretty good, nice bright white, bone dry, I think it will make good brine. Nice company to do business with, think I'll stick with them a while. I like dealing with a company when the deal is based on trust. Called and ordered they delivered and I wrote them a check. Simple as that, 2nd year in a row.
     
  10. hiranger

    hiranger Member
    Messages: 72

    I didn't think anyone did business that way anymore. Real lucky I would say.
     
  11. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,957

    I remember years ago when I would go to the stock pile, get loaded, get scaled and paid CASH, not check? But then again salt then was $7.00 / ton. Then that came to an end and they said they couldn't accept cash anymore and I said WTF? Had to pay by check. OK? Then it went for years that way until I had to fill out the credit apps and jump thru hoops to charge it? Then had to fill out credit apps, jump thru hoops, and call for a purchase order then they would send me a pick up number. Parted ways with one company because they wanted to be paid first.

    So making a phone call, getting my salt and writing a check is pretty nice.
     
  12. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Delivered or picked up?
     
  13. HLS Wholesale

    HLS Wholesale Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Delivered.
     
  14. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Should be an interesting season....

    :D
     
  15. HLS Wholesale

    HLS Wholesale Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Aren't they all, Trent? LOL
     
  16. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    were is everyone in chicago getting there bulk from?
     
  17. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,957

    Got mine from Salting Material Supply out of Elgin 847-697-9797 Steve, I think?
     
  18. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    hey that number didnt work, did you mis type possibly?
     
  19. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,957

    Double checked, its right off the shipping order. But this is another # 630-739-2270 cell?

    Come to think of it they might have phone problems, when I dialed them it was weird the first time too. Never the less they have been good to deal with, the delivery driver was a little freaked out delivering way out here in the boonies, said he never had to leave the Chicago area before. Guess he never seen feilds of corn before?
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2010
  20. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    True, but this is the first year that I can recall that one mine decided it would be fun to undercut the market by nearly 20%. That move caused a lot of headaches.

    I mean, it's bad enough that the snow contractors have to deal with lowballers...now the salt distributors have to deal with it, too?

    Ugh.