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Salt/Sand Spreading rates

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Cgator, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Cgator

    Cgator Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2

    New guy here from MA. Does anyone know or have a link to a site that can offer general spreading rates for sand/salt mix and straight salt? I'm trying to figure out how many sq. ft. each cubic yard of sand/salt or salt covers. I know it will depend on the sander and the setting, but any help is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

  3. Cgator

    Cgator Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the info, but I think I may have worded my question wrong. Let me give you my scenario. I currently plow 2 small commerical lots and throw my salt/sand by hand. I am planning on expanding my biz next season and will be buying 1.7 or 2.0 cubic yard sander. I'm trying to price out what I should be charging for lots and am therefore trying to determine how many square feet I can cover for each cubic yard of sand/salt.