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Salt price

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by johndeereguy, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 158

    I was just kind of curious on what others are charging to spread salt. I have a couple of large truck stops that I do. I use around 1 ton of salt on each one of em. That does not cover the entire lot, but keeps the drives, and pump areas done. I use a tractor with a mounted spreader. I pay around 60 a ton for salt now. Any input guys?
     
  2. woodacres

    woodacres Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I do not know where you are located. I am in mid Michigan and run a tandem axle dually salt truck. My friend pays me $65.00 per hour to spread salt. He charges his customers $150.00 per spread-ed ton. From what I have been told by others I should be charging at least $85.00 per hour. We are currently paying $52.00 per yard for salt. I also have been forced to put a minimum of three hours salting time. I was getting called out of bed all hours of the night to spread approx. 1 ton of salt. It was not worth me starting my tandem truck for that little amount. Besides having to come home and power-wash my equipment. Good luck & hope my input helps a little.