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  1. Ice Management
    Hey guys. What kind of prices are you bidding out for salt? I'm in SE Wisconsin and I'm getting MgCl2 from my vendor at $0.18/lb. I'm at a small company, and the owner wants to triple that cost to the client, but in the long run we will only do what we all agree on. What are your thoughts...
  2. Ice Management
    I was curious how you guys relay the price of salting to potential customers, or even if I'm subbing it for someone. I already have my price per ton/what I want to make, just need to know language. Do you say $ per ton then tell them how many tons once done, or do you say this much $ for this...
  3. Business Fundamentals
    How do you handle the fluctuations in salt pricing? I don’t want to get burned. But customers are getting upset when I tell them salt prices have doubled in our area
  4. Employment
    We are looking for 2-3 sub contractors to service commercial properties in Cleveland Ohio. Looking for plow trucks would prefer them to have salters but not necessary, 3 routes available across Cleveland . Each route is 8 or 9 properties that need plowed and salted I am happy to further go into...
  5. Bidding & Estimating
    We are new to commercial plowing this season but we just got the lawn contract with the elementary school and now they want us to put a bid in on plowing the lot with a 2" trigger, salting lot, walkways, and sidewalks, as well as clearing those sidewalks as well. I attached a photo with the lot...
  6. Ice Management
    Hi, I am an owner/operator looking to start getting into Winter Salting applications In New Hampshire. Our reasoning for Salting only and not Sand/Salt Mix is because of the after mess and customers tracking it through their residence. Questions are: -Can I run straight salt through a...
  7. Ice Management
    Okay, I have seen a few of these around but have never spoke with anyone who owns, uses, or runs them. Truckcraft tailgate replacement salters ( electric ). I remember a discussion regarding electric salting unit and most said...electric cannot spread heavy amounts fast as hydro units, with...
  8. Bidding & Estimating
    Hello, We're a commercial snow removal company in the Baltimore, MD market. Handling snow contracts commercially for 12 years. We're considering working with/for the city handling snow removal with our 20 ton trucks. Looking for some advice, pro's, con's, pricing, and any other thoughts that...
  9. Ice Management
    Took some time on our new tractor to calibrate the spreader and calculate salt weights. Here is what we did and some info to help others. Machine Specs. Kubota B2650 HDSC Bauman 1140P PTO Driven Spreader Step 1. Fill the salter and Determine total capacities. In our case we use all...
  10. Business Fundamentals
    I bought a lawn and landscaping company and now I won a bid for a condo and high rise apartment. The total square ft is 169000. I do not have to do the sidewalks only plowing and salting. I quoted 1 to 4 inches at 500 per and 4 to 8 at 975 salting 425. My question is with my bid I do not know...
  11. Employment
    Pirc Company is now hiring for the winter! The ideal Pirc Company employee is reliable and has a good attitude. We are a full service landscaping and snowplowing company that plows, salts, and shovels both residential customers and commercial customers in the following Cleveland areas: Mentor...
  12. Ice Management
    i have a boss vbx8000 spreader that i use. We were using it primarily for our salt/sand mix for a few of our commercial lots and our private roads. our commercial accounts have asked for salt this year and i have done some checking on different areas but can not get a place that will sell less...
  13. Networking
    Subs SE Michigan We are looking for good sub-contractors to help with our plowing/salting for the 2015-16 season. We offer competitive pay, guaranteed routes, on time pay. Looking for operators and equipment owners! Troy, Warren, Lapeer, Romeo, Washington, Frasier check out our website or...
  14. Commercial Snow Removal
    I understand about contracting out with commercial businesses. What I would like to know is pricing for salt. I charge $15 per 50lbs...BUT for the sake of argument lets say on average it snows 15 times and I have to salt that many times. With a contract do I get bent over if it snows 30 times...
  15. Networking
    I'm looking for sidewalks and small parking lot's, driveways etc. to do snow removal and salting 717-479-2946 in Hanover, York, Gettysburg Pa area
  16. Commercial Snow Removal
    I saw a guy running a small bobcat with a drop salter attached to the back. He was plowing small sidewalks and dropping the salt behind him as he went. Has anyone else seen this before and how efficient do you think this set up would be? It looked like an interesting concept. Thanks
  17. Ice Management
    hey forum, my company is looking to "upgrade" over to bulk salting (v-box spreaders) vs those aggravating tailgate/bagged salt spreaders. How r u guys charging for bulk salt vs per/bag salting? Thanks for any help
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