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salting sub.....

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by eatonpaving, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    hi, i got all my trucks and bobcat on with a big contractor, all commercial work
    he wants to put a salter on each of my trucks, ( BIG TAILGATE SPREADERS)
    my thing is what do i charge him for salting after plowing...he's talking 20.00 a ton to spread it.....let me know your guy's input..thanks alot.
  2. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    I would not do it for that. All the extra stress on the truck and extra time to do it and he keeps all the profit? He is not even close.

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    At the very least 50 a ton
  4. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    salt ruins trucks, keep that in mind.
  5. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    $20.00 a ton? Are you kidding me? For that price I'll let you do all mine if you are interested.
  6. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I think that I would probably charge 1/2 hour for your hourly rate every time you have to load the spreader. I can put 700# in mine, 15 minutes to spread it and 15 minutes to load it. plus charge him for another hour if you have to load the truck before you go out. The other thing that I would discuss is what happens when you back into a snowpile and bend the spinner shaft?
  7. Farm Boss

    Farm Boss Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    All great points. Sounds like a tricky situation that I might not want to be in. You could come up with a price you would charge per account to salt, using his salt and salter. Either way your pay should come out to what you are making per hour plowing.
  8. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    For your time loading, unloading, cleaning up, and salt damage to the truck, I woudn't even consider $20. Hell, get your own lots to plow and contract with him to salt for you at $20.00 a ton! Bet he wouldn't!!
  9. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    thanks guy's

    thanks for the input, i talked with them, i get the truck hourly rate and 20 per ton...
  10. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,035

    Now thats a good deal
  11. scoopdog

    scoopdog Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 28

    hourly sucks. You must put down by the ton to make the big money $50-$140
  12. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    just make sure that that hourly rate includes loading salt into truck, loading spreader, you will spend more time doing this than you will actually spreading salt!!
  13. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    I would think the hourly starts from the time you get loaded until the last lot is done. That's not great money, but if your done plowing...it's better than just parking the truck.
  14. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    i am only talking 5 ton per event, and i just bought a tailgate spreader, so i get the hourly truck rate (75.00) plus 20.00 per ton....and with a tailgate spreader it will take a few hours to put it down, i cannot put 5 ton's in a gmc 2500 so i am going to make a few trips to get salt and the jobs are 5 miles apart....i am just happy to have what i got, and the first event looks to be sat night.....
  15. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    who pays for the salt?