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Looking to buy Bulk Road Salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Travill, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Travill

    Travill Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have been trying to buy road salt in the Western New York area for the past two months and have little to no luck, the little luck I have had the salt brokers want to sell it 4 TIMES the price of last year. I'm looking for 20,000 tons of salt. Can any one help with liquid salt for a back up plan?
     
  2. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    who are you buying from?
     
  3. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Everyone is in the same boat. :gunsfiring:

    Bossman
     
  4. Travill

    Travill Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    In an area of about 250 miles including Cananda, Michigan, & Ohio
     
  5. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    Good luck. I paid 59 dollars a ton last year delivered to me and so far this year the lowest I have found it for is around 130 a ton and there is no promise that it will be available.
     
  6. Travill

    Travill Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have the same price. The question is where is it going? the salt mines say that the state is buying most of it, but when you check with the state they are using 10-15% less then last year because that treat it. So were is the salt going why is there a shortage?
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Try a search, and you will see where it is going. There have been about 50 threads here regarding salt shortages this year.

    And if you can get it for double the price of last year, better take it.
     
  8. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Us guys here in the midwest kinda used it all up last year. That is why there is a shortage.
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Should've added, this isn't anything new, it's been coming down the pike since at least July.
     
  10. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Ron,

    Call me. I need a number where I can get some. Only 30 Ton, Not 20,000.

    Derek
    (716) 628-1789
     
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    this has been a problem since Dec 07
     
  12. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Try calling 314-614-2100 they have bulk salt that is being trained into Chicago for $126 a ton.They may be able to get it to NY.
     
  13. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Theres a shortage cuz JD Dave has been stockpiling since April.:jester:
     
  14. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    i'm from western ny, who have you contacted cause that price is outrageous.
     
  15. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I paid $33/ton last year, this year I was quoted $60. That's pick up not delivered. They kinda made it sound like I may or may not be able to get salt, and it I can I can only get what I got last year.
     
  16. Chris Buesching

    Chris Buesching Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    do not take my salt
     
  17. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    $60.00 is what I was quoted as well. It's bull but what are you going to do. I've heard that the Mt. Morris mine only produces 60% to 70% of the volume it could actually mine. They're turning into the big oil companies, produce less and profit more.
     
  18. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    We are getting quotes of 130 but can't get it if that makes sense..:)
     
  19. Targa

    Targa Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Bulk Salt in Detroit

    I heard a rumour that there is 25000 tons available in Detroit.
     
  20. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Let's hope there's more than that available.