Anyone salt In Chicagoland this morning?

Discussion in 'Weather' started by DistinctiveDave, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. DistinctiveDave

    DistinctiveDave Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Anyone else salt this morning, I went out and hit 75% of accounts, we got about 1/2", a little more south. Some my friends didnt go out at all......tough call I guess. Invoices are out of control already whats one more salting payup
    On edit: Im in the Carol Stream, Itasca, Roselle, Naperville areas
  2. dmcenery

    dmcenery Member
    Messages: 61


    Salted accounts in Arlington Heights. Took more than usual because it was like 1 degree without the wind chill.

  3. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz Addict
    Messages: 1,571

    I salted everything, 50/50 salt/sand mix. Works great!! I have a load of salt on the way, should be here by 10am :drinkup: its from St. Louis @ 145.00 per ton :mad:

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,217

    Was to cold and to little on the ground.

    The bagged stuff I use only works to +5
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 32,462

    If it matters, wind chill has absolutely nothing to do with melting snow.
  6. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    Didn't go out today. Touchy spots here and there, plus plow froze AGAIN!!!!
    Waiting to see if the sun will be out later.:help:
  7. madmaxxxx

    madmaxxxx Member
    Messages: 65

    Full plow and full salt down here.
  8. harley9202

    harley9202 Member
    Messages: 31

    I got a couple hours of plowing in before our salter hit em.
  9. accentlawn

    accentlawn Member
    Messages: 50

    Just had 100 tons delivered earlier this week. Here in St. Louis we've got salt, but we need some of the snow or ice to use it on. Are you adding a surcharge or raising your price for salting, at that price per ton?
  10. OP

    DistinctiveDave Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I would be curious as to how many are raising prices. I think im going to have to raise prices, I cant eat the kind of increase. Anyone else?
  11. Lunarlandscape

    Lunarlandscape Member
    Messages: 47

    I am in contract for all the plowing and salting (Ice Control) we do. Raising the price is a no go for me, but it sure as hell would make a difference in profit. When I bought salt (bulk is was right around 60.00 aton. Now we are over 150.00???? Keep the snow coming, we can all use the $$$$$$$$$$
  12. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. Addict
    Messages: 1,349

    Went out this morning and hit our zero tollerance accounts about 1/2'' to 3/4'' plowed and salted. Any one hear anything about the storm thurs into friday??????
  13. swchicagoplow

    swchicagoplow Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Salted all accounts. Very frozen and slippery. payup