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where to get salt/sand in Boston area

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by bignatewilson, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. bignatewilson

    bignatewilson Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    hello all, i'm a newcomer to the forum.
    I'm thinking of starting to sand along with plowing.
    in the boston/south of boston area, where can i get a yard of sand, or salt/sand mix dropped in a sander from a bucket when i need it?
     
  2. bignatewilson

    bignatewilson Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Salt/Sand in Boston area

    still no replies?
    does anyone actually get sand this way?
    how else do you guys get your sand may I ask?
    please any ideas would help.
     
  3. MOWBIZZ

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    Hmmm...tight lipped bunch huh? :sleeping:

    I just do one client in particular so I bought a few bags of rock salt at HD and "borrowed" some sand from a local pile hereabouts...I'm talking a couple shovels full...

    My brother gave me the name of someone who supplies this stuff last week...I'll ask him again because I forgot.
     
  4. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Start calling local sandpits or gravel pits and see if they sell a mix or if they know someone local who does.
     
  5. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Check the yellow pages in your area for gravel pits or quarries nearby!
     
  6. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Or if you only have a couple of small areas then goto Home Depot or a local hardware store and buy 50 lb bags of all purpose sand. I use that and bagged rock salt thru my tailgate speader and it works the balls. It runs about $2-$3 a bag
     
  7. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    There are places near me (Attleboro), but I doubt you want to travel that far. One place near me is also a magic salt distributer. They have big bags you can buy if you have a machine to pick them with.
     
  8. Moose1

    Moose1 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    P.A. Landers.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2008
  9. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    where abouts in attleboro?
    where do you get magic salt also?
     
  10. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Boro sand is the distrubitor for the area, also JE case is a dealer. I know boro had the 1 yard bags, I dont know if there are any left.
     
  11. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    I live right down the street from boro I should have known.

    thanks
    -James
     
  12. scitown

    scitown Senior Member
    Messages: 422

    Where do you get yours in pembroke? Does the new place by the christmas tree shop do sand and salt? I know they do some landscape supplies but I have never been up there.
     
  13. I don't buy sand or salt. But I've driven by a bunch of sand and gravel businesses which probably do sell.
     
  14. tplco

    tplco Junior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 3

    Sam White and Sons.
     
  15. SALCORP

    SALCORP Junior Member
    from MASS
    Messages: 20

    Hyde park masonry in hyde park close to dedham sells sand and salt mix and straight salt open 24 hours during storms and 7-4 reg hours they always have 300 ton on hand always and 100 ton of mix alonmg with trailer loads of magic salt in bag