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Salt Coverage?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by rusty_keg_3, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Ok, i hear to charge per ton for salt (big places) but roughly how many sq ft can a ton cover?

    Lets say their isnt any ice tho, just snow (of course after plowing)
  2. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Do you have a loader? Salt bin? Contract set up with salt supplier? Salt spreader that is bigger then your tailgate? These are all questions you should ask too, to see if your ready to be putting 'tons' of salt down, IMO! Also search there are several threads on the same subject lots of reading/educating as it take all types based on temprature, humidity, amount of traffic, etc.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2009
  3. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    we sold our spreader with our dodge... But one of my brothers is the VP of a construction company, and he also owns a Dump truck Company, and we are considering having him lay salt for us... But we need to know if we even need him...
  4. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Do a SEARCH of the topic-its been asked 1000 times. Good luck.
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    600-800lbs per 43,000 sq.feet
  6. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Hey now, I ran 30 tons of bagged salt through a hitch-mount spreader last winter! No.. I'll never do it again, but it can be done. My arms got strong!

    As for coverage, so some reading, just to familiarize yourself with some good info. I figure 700-1000 pounds per acre, depending on conditions.
  7. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    I figure 17lbs per 1000sq ft
  8. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    WHo are you bidding against ? Many companys low ball prices but bill a ton per acre. That seems to be more the norm, then the exception.
  9. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    Whoooo, 17lbs per 1000. That's laying it on kind of thick. The general thumb rule is only 10-13lbs and this is from the companies who sell the salt.