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Salt/Sand mixture

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Brownboots, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Brownboots

    Brownboots Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Just seeing what other people use as a salt to sand mixture when customers what mix treatments. I mix 3 yards of salt to 10 yards of sand (30%). If need be I will add some more salt if it's real icey. I'm trying to get away from mix treatment but some clients won't budge. I tell them up front that it's a 30% mix and if they want the ratio higher then the cost is going to be higher. It's just tough trying to keep the cost down for the client but on the other hand maker sure the account is safe.
  2. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    i do a skidloader bucket of sand, to 1 bag salt

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,414

    If your getting a good rate for your sand dont bother pushing the customer too hard to change.
    Yes the salt would work better but sand is alot less money upfront to stock and with the salt mixed in your offering them what they want. I use your mix at 2 of my factory / trucking yard locations. The only upselling factor to the salt might be if its a location where there is alot of foot traffic into the building because with salt it wont track in that mess like sand does. Just a thought.
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    Not trying to be a jerk but that's not 30%. You have 13 yards total and 3 of them are salt. That's 23%. If you had 1 yard of sand and 1 yard of salt your calculations would be 100%.

    We mix 2 yards of sand to 1 yard of salt. That's 33%.
  5. ry_rock

    ry_rock Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Where do you get your western plows from? and how do you like them?
    I live in Peterborough
    Also where did you get your Ebling? and how do you like it?
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    What are you looking for?
  7. ry_rock

    ry_rock Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    I am looking for my first plow for my 2003 2500 dodge, unless someone can convince me not to likely a V blade
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    I was thinking of selling my V from my 07 GMC. It's not worth you buying it since you would have to buy a mount and maybe some wiring. Kijiji is a good place to look. If your buying new, cross border shopping is always an option.
  9. ry_rock

    ry_rock Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Likely go new, don't want to run into issues with a used one and I am planning on keeping if for a while...not a short term purchase
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I used to mix it as light as 10 to 1. I was doing a few gravel roads, and needed to use as little salt as possible while providing immediate traction from the sand. Plus some of my accounts were just happy to see color.

    Color = safe. Apparently. To the academic sector anyway.....

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,414

    locally u could call evergreen johndeere in Orono
    if u want to contact me maybe we can work a deal on something I have
    Trailersplus is also in peterborough.

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,414

    2cor I guess you could say seeing is believing. Does that fall under the customer is always right ? Lol.
  13. Dewey

    Dewey Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I use a 15 yard sand to 1 yard salt... I have it in a covered builbing works fine for me...