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Amount of salt per acre question.

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by jimmyzlc, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. jimmyzlc

    jimmyzlc Member
    Messages: 74

    Got a parking lot that is right around an acre. Is there a chart that would give the proper amount in pounds to put this down. Or anyone with the correct answer? Thanks
  2. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    6 to 800 pounds per acre depending on conditions and type of salt.
  3. jimmyzlc

    jimmyzlc Member
    Messages: 74

    Thanks, that is what I thought. always good to double check. I got a customer who thinks I don't put down enough. it's roughly a 1/2 acre parking lot and usually 350-450 pounds an application depending on the conditions. so I know I'm well within the range.
  4. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    There's some good threads on here with temperatures and amounts used, you just need to do some digging with the search button and find it.
  5. jimmyzlc

    jimmyzlc Member
    Messages: 74

    Thanks, I'll look them up.
  6. frue

    frue Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 52

    I answered this in great detail last year but in short 420-675. 675 is on the very high side. I will put that down if I need to buy some time tho
  7. Omega

    Omega Member
    Messages: 67

    We use 500#/ac and adjust for wind and temp
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    For my area, 1000#. That's an average over the entire season.

    From a half inch at 30* in March to 5* and snowing 2" per hour in January.
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    1000/acre Jimmy....that's what I estimate for salt also