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sand/salt mix price

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mike9497, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    well i finally got going this year getting commercial accounts.so i went to get a new spreader and fired up my dump truck with the dump bed sander body.went out to the landscape supply about a block from my house.loaded up both trucks.4 yds in one and 2 yds in the other.went in the office to tell them to put it on my tab.
    it came to $349.80.my mouth went down to the floor and i felt like fanting.....lol lol.when i went there last year to pickup the same amount it was $159.00 what a change the year makes.went from $25.00 per yrd to $55.00 per yrd in one year.don't even ask about how much bulk salt is.but i guess in a way i am lucky because the lady who lives next door to me handles all the sales so i have a feeling since i said something to her this afternoon.that she will like always with mulch stone topsoil sand/salt not bill me.2 seasons ago i ordered about 30 yards of sand/salt mix and i never got a bill for it so i think it was because of her.well i hope it was anyway.....lol.but looks like sand/salt will be high priced this year...lol
     
  2. Chief Plow

    Chief Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Wow.... What a price goug.... I pay $15 per yard salt sand mix. It has been that price for the last 3 years.
    I thought that was bad enough.

    Rick
     
  3. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    i should move up there....lol lol.never seen it lower than $20.00 per yrd the other supplier in ct wants $65.00 per yrd.
     
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    My cost for sand/salt:
    Last year: $30/yd
    This year: $35/yd

    Loaded in my spreader.
     
  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    same as Mick,last yr 30,this yr 35,loaded.
     
  6. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn Member
    Messages: 67

    Price around here varies, the lowest is about $30, the highest is about $45 per yard. It really isn't too hard to find an 80/20 mix for $30-35.
    I will say one other thing in defense of the seller ... if you figurr that for an 80/20 mix, you have 4 yards of sand and 1 yard of salt.
    Cost to the seller ...
    4 x $12 = 48
    1 x $40 = 40

    Total : $88 divided by 5 = $17.60 a yard of mix.

    At $35 a yard for an 80/20 mix, he is just doing what most suppliers do by doubling his cost ....
     
  7. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    $27 a ton here just got a another load in same price as last year too.
     
  8. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I pay 179.00 cdn incuding tax for a dump truck load of salt/sand mix delivered. It works out to about $12/ yard. I can't believe the difference in prices! I guess it might be a supply/demand thing.
     
  9. Doctordo

    Doctordo Member
    Messages: 50

    $15.00 per cu yard for straight sand and add another $5.00 per yard which I mix up myself it keeps it at a lower price. I can have it premixed for $25.00 per yard
     
  10. rainair

    rainair Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Grain of salt

    does anyone have their website or phone number or fax #
     
  11. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Their name is "With a Grain of Salt":
    http://www.withagrainofsalt.com/