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Salting

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by KTLawnCo, May 13, 2012.

  1. KTLawnCo

    KTLawnCo Member
    from VA
    Messages: 88

    Approx. how much salt do you think this lot would take. I am debating a per app bid or base it on weight.

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  2. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    Round here you might get $120-150
    stay away from by weight, customers don't want to see the bill change storm to storm, a lot easier to just salt it twice and charge twice then try to explain why you doubled the salt usage.
     
  3. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Looks like it could take 1 V-box of salt, just depends on how heavy u want to go, but u must factor temp, snow type, sun shaded areas. We set our v-box at 1in at areas that get full sun, and 2 inches in shade areas.
     
  4. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,590


    We have a 5 yard capacity V-Box.......:laughing:
    500 pounds at the most per app, 120-150$ is on the money.
     
  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    15-20 lbs per 1000 sf
     
  6. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    I was going to go with 500lbs on average, little more, little less pending on the storm.
     
  7. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    750 to 1000 pounds I do not think 500 pds would do 2/3rds and charge $150.00