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Average cost for ice melt

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by bdlawncare, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    As many of you know I am relatively new to this forum, and new to the industry... What I am wondering is.. How much on average would you guys pay for a 50 lb bag of ice melt... I know there are many different types and prices but am just going to get something simple locally.. And would like to have a resonable average... If nobody minds please post what type of salt and how much per bag so I can judge if i am in the ballpark when I go to pick it up....
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    415 for a bag of rock salt in cleveland.15 for a bag of calcium.
  3. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    I'm paying 12$ per bag i believe.
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  4. superdog1

    superdog1 Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    I am paying $4.00 a a 50pd bag for regular rock salt and $7.50 a bag for "Safer than salt" (a combination of sodium chloride, calcium chloride, potassium chloride (a fertilizer), magnesium chloride and calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) ) I use both because some of the contracts I have prohibit the use of salt on concrete surfaces.:)
  5. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    i just got qouted 7 per bag of rock salt, but only if i buy the hole pallet. I think the safer than salt runs about 15 per bag in bergan county... but thats a 1 bag price i believe i will have to see tommorow... Thanks for the info guys!
  6. Luis@ NJ

    Luis@ NJ Member
    Messages: 30

    Best price i got was like $5.50 a bag pallet price (49 bags). Also calcium chloride or "magic" as we call it is like $12-13 a bag but i have to buy a pallet.
  7. phillie

    phillie Member
    from indy
    Messages: 97

    Im using Ice Melt for 8 bux
  8. ryde307

    ryde307 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,145

    Bags of ice melt soium calcium blend are 7-8 depending on blend and strait salt is around 4.
  9. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Someone had straight rock salt on sale around here for $3.50 for a 50# bag. I think I paid between that and $4.00 per bag last season.

    Historically, I've more effective results with salt than with other "ice melt" products. Dollar for dollar, I think it works best; that is until you get into very cold temperatures.
  10. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    I pay 5.25 for 50lb bag. I don't use a lot of salt.

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