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Cost of Bags

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by foggyjr5, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. foggyjr5

    foggyjr5 Member
    Messages: 77

    What do you guys pay for 50lbs of ice melt? i can get it for $8.25 per bag after tax. Is this pretty seasonable?
  2. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Foggy are you talking about rock salt or a mixture of rock salt? Here in Michigan you can get 50# bags of rock salt at Home Depot for $2.98 a bag. Ice melt is $6.78 at Sams Club.

    Regards Mike
  3. THE BOSS 1975

    THE BOSS 1975 Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    for rock salt we pay 80# 5.10 a bag(if full pallet)
    calcium chloride is 13.30 a bag 94-97 %(per pallet)
    bulk we pay 65.00 a ton loaded

    try looking for wholesalers
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I buy Halite by the pallet for:
    80#ers - $5.65/bag
    50#ers - $3.75/bag

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    I'm to old to be slingin 80 pounders around.

    $3.85 a bag at Home Depot for 50# ice melt. Is rock salt basicly in the yellow bags.

    $3.35 a bag at lesko supplies in Crystal Lake.

    Are you talking about the white pellets maybe that is lawn friendly?

    $8 something a bag seems kinda high.
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    You're younger than me. Just giving you a hard time - actually I use a front end loader. Where I buy them loads them on the truck. Then I use the loader to unload them.
  7. Dogbonz

    Dogbonz Member
    Messages: 96

    Just Bought 10 bags today. The temp was 35 most of the day here and everything is wet.
    There calling for cold tonight and snow showers this weekend!:bluebounc
    IceMelt @ $6.47 per #50 bag at WallyWorld (Wal-Mart) $68.58 out the door
    The 500 Lbs tween the rear wheels and tailgate helps too!:nod:
  8. norrod

    norrod Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Is ice-melt just Rock Salt, or is it a mix ?
  9. foggyjr5

    foggyjr5 Member
    Messages: 77


    Yes, it is a calcium chloride mixture 94-97% mixture
  10. THE BOSS 1975

    THE BOSS 1975 Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Thats funny ,hell im 30 and kills me too, but my guys look at it as every 2 bags is one less trip..youngenspayup
    Try giving springsoft a call in Barrington they are usually less than everyone else they sell bagged only 50 and 80 #. 80 # =$5.10 so 50# should be alot less..
  11. foggyjr5

    foggyjr5 Member
    Messages: 77

    Rock Salt

    I can get a 50 pound bag for 3 something of straight rock salt
  12. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Barrington is to out of the way. I saw a supply place on Rt14 between Cary and Crystal Lake next to the Hollows. They have a sign out front. I read 65$ a ton bulk and by the time I read bags I was past it. I have that Wendys in Cary on 14 so I will be see'ing it again. This time will make sure I pay attention.
  13. THE BOSS 1975

    THE BOSS 1975 Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    I can give you their pricing
    50# bags are 4.60 each or 4.20 each if you take a whole a pallet(either 25 or 50 per pallet

    bulk is 65.15 during normal hours 7am-3:30pm m-f
    or 71.15 after hours which are now 4:30-7:00 am m-f and weekends

    Lowe Enterprises

    for me i save alot of money just going to barrington for bagged salt /we do buy our bulk either from Lowe or a place in Dundee

    Barrington is 162.95 out the door for 80#=30 bags =2400lbs.
    lowe is 50 -50#=2500lbs. =210.00 plus tax =223.65 after tax

    thats a savings of 52.30 if adding up the weight the same -2500lbsand thats per pallet imagine after a whole season...
  14. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    Home depot is where I get my bags! Those 50lbs are a lot nicer than the 80lbs ones! Plus you can buy 10% off coupons on ebay. So buy 2 pallets at once with one of the coupons and you'll save about $30
  15. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    That is a huge savings.
  16. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    This is what we are selling for. Mind you these rates are 15% higher than what we pay.

    Landscapers Choice w/ CMA- 50lbs- $9.55 (full pallet)
    2000lb super sacs- $360.00
    40lb pails with scoops- $17.50

    Avalanche- 50lbs- $8.25 (full pallet)

    Lava Melt (Calcium Chloride Pellets Blend w/ CMA)- 50lbs- $10.60 (full pallet)

    Rock Salt-
    50lbs $3.65 (full pallet)
    80lbs $5.00 (full pallet)
    50lbs $4.20 (individual bags)
    80lbs $5.95 (individual bags)

    Bulk Rock Salt w/ Anticlumping Agent- $64.00/ton
    Bulk Rock Salt w/ "" and Liquid Magic- $88.00/ton
    Bulk Rock Salt/ Road Sand Mix (2:1) - $70.00/ton
  17. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I buy IceAttack, which is the calcium chloride combo, for $8.25 per bag(by pallet) from my local landscape supply company.
  18. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Halite by the pallet 50#ers - $3.00/bag 49 bags on the skid. Ccould drive 50 miles and save 25 cents a bag, but ain't worth it.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2005
  19. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Boy, I wish we could get bagged (50 pounders) for that up here.
  20. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Runner Home Depot should match the price that we pay at the HD down here in White lake MI

    Regards Mike