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salt/ sand usage

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by RosRev, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. RosRev

    RosRev Junior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 2

    Hey guys, new to the site, love the information. Im just getting started on commercial accounts and have a customer looking for a seasonal price. I was wondering if someone could tell me about how many lbs of salt i would need per storm in a lot the size of a football field?
  2. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    A bunch! welcome to the site.
  3. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    600-1000# per acre. football feild 300x150=45000 roughly an acre
  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    12% 1 ton
    18% 3/4 ton
    20% 1/2 ton
    20% 500 lbs
    13% 300 lbs
    3% 100 lbs
    1% 50 lbs
    13% "other" lbs

    Thank god for the salt and deicing playbook!!!! we typically like to go 50 lbs per acre. guess i'm part of the 1% club. hey o
  5. RosRev

    RosRev Junior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 2

    thanks for the informations guys, and, obviously, the smart a## first comment, wouldnt feel right if i didnt get made fun of on my first thread.....Thanks again guys
  6. snikpm

    snikpm Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 2

    This the formula I use

    lot is 400 by 400 = 160,000 sq ft

    160,000 divide by 1,000 = 160

    160 * 30lbs per 1,000 sq feet = 4,800

    4,800 divide by 2,000 = 2.4 tons of salt per application

    Assuming it is an empty lot and you have managed to calibrate spreader to put down 30 lbs salt per 1,000 sq feet