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Sand per Acre

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by sdplowing, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. sdplowing

    sdplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    How much sand salt mix per acre? I know, I know but the customer wants sand.:confused:
     
  2. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    4 ton/acre, make it a beach, they won't ask for it again.....or have to go south to see the beach.:rolleyes:
     
  3. sdplowing

    sdplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Except they will probably hire someone else:(
     
  4. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    If I had to guess, I would say 800 lbs an acre.

    Good Question

    Bossman
     
  5. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    It will depend on sand and salt mix ratio. We use a 60/40 (sand to salt)or we add more salt depending on conditions. You will need 1/2 ton to due the the main runways only to due the whole acre about 1 to 1 1/2 tons depending on conditions. We do the main runways and heavy ice areas and let the traffic carry the product. you will find sand mix more expensive than salt. Here salt only is not used very much people want to still see a mess!
     
  6. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Good point. Just about everybody here uses a sand/salt mix. Salt only when places specifically ask for it. About 1 - 1.5 tons sounds about right, depending on how much else you do besides the main drives.
     
  7. sdplowing

    sdplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Well crap. I'm gonna need a bigger truck. It's a brand new parking lot so I should be able to scrape it real clean. Hopefully I can get away with less than a ton.:dizzy:
     
  8. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    If you keep the lot clean with little pack down you will use half a ton at most to do the whole lot. It also depends on traffic in the lot and time of day.
     
  9. sdplowing

    sdplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    That's what I was hoping. It looks like the lot will get alot of sun as well.