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Bulk Salt IL

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Bporter, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Bporter

    Bporter Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Ok I have a problem I live far south subs of chicago and my plan was to have my own salt pile this year. I've got a location a way to fill my truck but now I'm told by Carghill and Morton No new Contracts. ( I'm no suprised I figured that was going to happen) But i need about 3 Semi Loads to get me through the season. Anyone have any Suggestions of someone or some place I can get some Salt From.
    Thanks For Your Help
    Reliable Snow Removal
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    umm, might due some reading on other threads....but basicly get in line
  3. Snow Picasso

    Snow Picasso Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Don't worry Brother! By the end of October this whole thing will be straightened out. It's just a way to get the higher prices! By the end of January they will giving the stuff away!
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    you and I both hope -
  5. amscontr

    amscontr Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I know plenty of truck brokers that handle salt here in the St.Louis area,I'll do some checking.
    I know last year the freight rate to Chicago was from $25.00 to $40.00 per ton. This year with diesel prices I look for it to be in the high $30's to low $40's per ton freight rate not including the price per ton of the salt.
  6. Bporter

    Bporter Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    hey thanks just let me know...Thanks Brian Porter
  7. kcplowmata

    kcplowmata Senior Member
    from kc
    Messages: 174

    dont count on getting any salt anywhere right now. even the big fish that want a thousand or more tons are s.o.l. i got lucky and found eighty treated tons for a good price. sounds like sand will be in short supply next. hell its 25 to 35 a ton here in kc. bet by winter sand will be 60 a ton.......................................:mad:
  8. scoot98758

    scoot98758 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

  9. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

  10. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    That sounds like solar salt

    That craigslist ad sounds like solar salt. In my quest to find salt I contacted a company and pretty much everything that is on the posting is what they said. Gotta buy a train car at a time, pieces are smaller, etc. If anyone buys this stuff I have one warning for you. Last year I ended up getting a bunch of salt that had really tiny pieces and like a powder element to it as well. It worked great due to the increased surface area, but it flows through your spreader A LOT faster. I did a lot that normally takes 500 pounds and ended up spreading a ton before I was even half way through it! :dizzy: