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Salt brine application

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by pabaker66, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. pabaker66

    pabaker66 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    The subject has been talked about in great detail and with the help of Kabota and many others my new homemade system is complete and working. The one aspect of this I have not seen discussed is What do you charge to apply it? Do you charge by the mile? do you charge by the gallon? Most may not want to share this but it is worth asking.

    Thanks
     
  2. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Keep it simple - per application. Your time, materials etc are your personal numbers to figure your pricing.
     
  3. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Yupp i charge per app. just as anything else. Some guys charge by the ton just as you would if it was rock salt. Then add on their own set number for as "leigh" stated, times and other things like equip. etc.

    When i sat down i figured out how much the material was costing me then added my hourly rate which included all expenses.. plus a little bit to make some profit off of!

    FYI if you are going from rock to liquid as the conversion of "1 ton(of rock) = 100-125 gallons" Helped me out.
     
  4. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    I had the same question when I started. Charge the same as you would with bulk rock salt.
     
  5. edmuhlb

    edmuhlb Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I am bidding on a church parking lot they asked about pre treating . I do not have away of using liquid. will rock salt or calcium work.
     
  6. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?p=1452922#post1452922 Post # 275 Picture.

    The least expensive way to be able to anti-ice "pre-treat".