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Prices for bagged ice melt/salt in mn

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by millsaps118, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Just wondering what some of you in MN are paying per 50lb bag. I plan on buying a whole pallet and I have been quoted anywhere from $5.50/bag rock salt to $6.55-$9.17 for ice melt with Mag, Calc chloride, ?.

    I normally bought bulk salt, but today when I called my supplier the price from last year is now 3x's as much!!!!! So now I figured it would be cheaper for me to by bagged and not have to worry about it freezing up on me.
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I got a pallet from Tractor Supply in Iowa. It was $5.40 a bag.
     
  3. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Was that for rock salt or ice melt?
     
  4. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Here (on border with MN) about $200/pallet rock salt.
     
  5. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Are you guys getting 49 50# bag's per pallet?
     
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    It is called "ice away" the bag says "halite" Same stuff I used last year and it works great.
    49 bags on a pallet.
     
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    about $4/bag here for halite
     
  8. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Yep, 2450lb.
     
  9. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    I bought a pallet of Morton Ice Melter for 7.29 per 50lb bag.

    I was also quoted: 4.29 Rock Salt
    14.95 Calcum Chloride
    9.85 Eco Safe
     
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    What store and where?
     
  11. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Man.....I got jacked! First year offering salting, I thought it was average. I bought 2 pallets of Ice Melt 50per skid 50lb bags for $17 per bag grand total $850. I recieved 1 pallet this week and another is coming Monday. Here is the MSDS sheet on it. I won't except the second pallet for sure.
     
  12. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Im not sure if there is a Fleet Farm up near ER, but if you make your way down to the Oakdale location (694 &36), you can go to the contractors order counter and ask for a contractor discount. This is the only way I have ever bought my bagged salt. I typically buy the 80lb bags (30 per pallet), because we go through it really fast and I charge per 50lbs applied anyway. Most places are hit or miss when it comes to contractor discount, usually they want you to buy at least 2 pallets, but I have also gotten discounts at Menards but never Home Depot. Discount is usually 15-20%.