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Salt Sand Application

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by milesscott, Oct 17, 2012.

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  1. milesscott

    milesscott Junior Member
    from 55112
    Messages: 8

    Hi there
    I'm hoping a few of your Pro's can help me out here. I have been asked to place a bid for application of a salt/sand mix to a few parking lots i'm bidding. Does anyone have a formula I can use to figure out how much to apply and how much to charge per event?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    What area are you in, and what are the ratio and rates for your sand sat mix? I asked a question simlar o this the other day, got 60 views, and no one cared to lend a hand....
     
  3. milesscott

    milesscott Junior Member
    from 55112
    Messages: 8

    minnesota and 10% salt
     
  4. John143

    John143 Senior Member
    from NEPA PA
    Messages: 254

    I would say.... Start by using the (search) box at the top of the page. There is a ton of information on here to answer all your questions.
     
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Are you buying it mixed at 10% or mixing your own? That is a hard mix to spread, not enough salt content. We spread sand/salt mix for years but now we just put down salt regardless of what they ask for. We mixed ours 30%.

    I would guess 1200lbs/acre, it will be heavy per yard.
     
  6. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer 2000 Club Member
    from Carver
    Messages: 2,784

    Sand will just get dragged into the apartments. Carpet will get dirty and need to be cleaned often.:laughing:
     
  7. milesscott

    milesscott Junior Member
    from 55112
    Messages: 8

    I will probably buy sand and mix in salt as i go. I dont own an electric spreader yet. Probably use a heavy duty walk behind spreader. Just the traffic areas need to be spread as it is a parking lot of an apartment complex and cars will be parked in the parking spots.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
  8. milesscott

    milesscott Junior Member
    from 55112
    Messages: 8

    Do you think a small walk behind spreader will work?
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
  9. John143

    John143 Senior Member
    from NEPA PA
    Messages: 254

    I would get a quad and put a spreader on that. If you already have the 4 wheeler you can even get a pull behind spreader on craigslist for a couple hundred bucks.
     
  10. milesscott

    milesscott Junior Member
    from 55112
    Messages: 8

    How much should I charge per pound for application?
     
  11. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    baltmatic spreader on the back of a compact tractor....has a mixing bar in it so it helps keep it flowing......
     
  12. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    Sorry, jumping in a little late on this one. We mix 30 percent salt with 70 percent "manufactured sand", This is actually fine gravel which hasn't be processed much and has sharp edges. We mix it on the asphalt in our yard with one of our JD644E's about 100 tonnes at a time (makes the math easy).
     
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Unless the sand is dripping wet, ten to one will spread just fine and wont freeze in the pile. It does need to be mixed well.

    Is your 30/70 ratio by weight or volume?
     
  14. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    Weight. We get approximately 70 tonnes of "sand" and 30 tonnes of salt delivered on the same day and mix it up and stack it into the storage sheds. That's what Greg's doing tomorrow morning.