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Salt Prices

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by SpeedyGreenInc, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. SpeedyGreenInc

    SpeedyGreenInc Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    What are you guys getting quoted on for salt prices this year?
     
  2. Enzo

    Enzo Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    not sure yet they havent made prices yet for this coming season
     
  3. I think you will see a minimum increase of 40%. More depending on the quantities available. NY bid list is up 35% for white salt. Some other threads are saying in the midwest prices could be 3x last years cost. We will see. I will be getting my prices next week.
     
  4. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    You should ask if you can get any salt before you ask the prices. Save yourself the time.
     
  5. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,492

    That is what I am going to do on Wednesday myself. I can't believe they are already talking about shortages. That is just plain bs imo.
     
  6. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    if you havent got youre salt yet.....GET OFF YOURE A$$ and get it locked in!

    i have got quoted $120 and i am glad to get it....i took all they could give me witch aint alot but i am going to concentrate on liquid this year to help with the problem.

    PJ
     
  7. SpeedyGreenInc

    SpeedyGreenInc Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I can get atleast 300 tons so far for 65 a ton delivered to my door. Just wondering what others were paying.
     
  8. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    $98 a ton delivered was the quote I got!
     
  9. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Salt, salt everywhere but not a ton for me!!

    There are MOUNTAINS, I mean millions of tons (and I'm not exaggerating) of salt at the port here in Milwaukee, more than I have ever seen before. I have been calling NASC, Cargill, and Morton since April and have been told the same thing over and over. "Municipal contracts are not set yet, so prices are not set. We may not have any salt for you anyway, but call back around August 1st."

    Now NASC says they are not selling to ANY contractors because the muni's have ordered twice the usual amounts of salt and they get first dibs on it. Morton and Cargill STILL wont give pricing out and are saying they may be in the same situation as NASC as far as selling to contractors.

    Driving by those mountains of salt everyday knowing I can't have any of it will probably drive me crazy this winter! :angry:
     
  10. Enzo

    Enzo Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    If I even start to ask around now, I dont think anyone will have pricing yet.
     
  11. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    i Got My Prices $120 A Ton For Treated And $90 For Regular Thats Up $30 A Ton Across The Board From Last Year .......calcium By The Pallet $18.75 A Bag X 48 Bags So $900 Also Up $120 From Last Year And These Prices Are Good Til Oct. 1st From My Supplier:(
     
  12. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    I was told $98/ton picked up, but "don't quote us on that"......

    I'm going to have a clause in my contracts this year allowing me to use sand/salt mix if necessary w/free cleanup in the spring.
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    Double + over last year. If you can get it.
     
  14. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i just pre-bought 3 pallet's of "road runner" melter from FASTENALL for $12.40 per 50# bag and they even had one pallet in stock

    PJ
     
  15. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I'm not hearing double but they won't give me an exact price either. I just hope I can get enough. I'm adding to the end of our one Coverall, for an additional 150 ton of storage, so that will help. Let's hope for a light Dec or we'll be screwed for the hole winter.
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    Should have clarified, double plus for around me. In writing. :mad:

    And yes, but supposedly it doesn't sound like it.
     
  17. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I ordered 6 pallets of bagged rock (50#) and got it at a price of $3.30/bag. 80# bags are about $4. I know a lot of you need to use bulk because you use so much but for anyone who can get by with using bagged I thought these prices were very fair.
     
  18. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Could be for us too, when I see it in writing. So I'll probably be crying with you.:cry:
     
  19. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Camden....where did you get it? I tried to order pallets from Mills Fleet farm but was told we are not getting any till Nov. and No prices yet either.
     
  20. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598