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55 lb bag of salt for 5.48

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by trqjnky, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    how good of a deal is this?
  2. greatlawn

    greatlawn Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Is it rock salt? Have you tried extra corse water softner salt? I can get it for $3.80 per 50 lb bag from one supplier of $5.00 per bag from another. It is the same thing I have been using it for 2 years.
  3. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Well most everyone around here has to pay whatever the dealer is asking. Which is 9-10 a bag of ice melt. We didnt like that as we use about 10 pallets in dec, and 10 in jan/feb. We spoke with the corporate office, of our dealer here in town. We are now classified as a wholesaler for ice melt! We have to buy 20 pallets a year. We pay less than $7 more than $6 a bag. Seems high for you guys back east but its 30%cheaper than what everyone else is paying. And we can resell it at the the dealer rate.....:angel:
  4. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    not a deal at all.
  5. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    its calcium chloride whatnots
  6. hedhunter9

    hedhunter9 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    We get #50 Rock Salt for $4.10 a bag, buying a skid at a time.....
  7. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    I have 50# bagged rock salt available by the skid (we load it) for $4.35 per bag in NW Ohio. Call me if needed @ 419-674-1717.
  8. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    What exactly is a "whatnot"? Is that between a pellet and a flake?

    And who is making 55# bags now?

    If it *is* Calcium, then it's a steal...probably quite literally.

  9. jblatti13

    jblatti13 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    not that good a deal.... pre-season i got pallets of 50# rock salt for 3.00 a bag cash.
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

  11. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 852

    3.55 for 50 lbs down here
    Both are Rock salt
    5.33 for 80lbs it's Morton salt

    other guy sells 50's for 3.72 bag rock salt and for $175.00 a ton I can get a rock salt with mag added

    7.22 bag for ice melt I use (bought by the pallet)
  12. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Retail around here is somewhere around 5 bucks a bag for 50 pounders.
  13. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    I think it has alot to do with where you're located. I'm in Michigan within 40 miles of Detroit (salt mines). I pay $2.58 a 50 lb. bag if I buy a pallet.
  14. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Where do you get that price? I'm paying $3.65 a bag and this guy beat everyone by .50 to a Dollar.
  15. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    I apologize. I thought there was more bags to a pallet then what I got. I'm paying more than you. Sorry.
  16. EJK2352

    EJK2352 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    I think you need to shop around for a better price !!! I pay $150 a ton for bagged. They stack 40- 50 lb. bags on a pallet. That comes out to just a little over $3.72 per bag. I never heard of 55 lb. bags????
  17. skimastr105

    skimastr105 Member
    Messages: 35

    Where you you buy your salt. I'm looking for a new supplier.