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Sand/Salt Mixture

Discussion in 'Weather' started by empower, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. empower

    empower Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Question about how many tons of sand/salt mix to buy for plowing a 500' x 1250' space. Also, was just quoted for $43 per ton. Does that sound about right?

    First time plowers in Middletown CT

  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    the weather is currently 39 degrees here.
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Think you missed the "ice control" forum.
  4. empower

    empower Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    yeah, i've figured that out
  5. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    $43 a ton is a decent price. I was quoted $45 a ton last season and im sure prices have gone up a little bit. If you can check the quality of the mix before you buy it.. some places will give you wet crappy sand with very little salt mixed in. Also look into just using straight salt, its a lot less messy and you dont have to apply as much.