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CT Magic Prices

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by FIREMAN Q, Oct 1, 2005.


    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Does anyone know what the magic prices are in CT. I can't seem to get a price from the local dist. i am interested in bagged prices and in just buying the liquid and doing it myself.

    Also does anyone know in what amounts you can get the liquid in. I am interested in a 55g drum.

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    i finally got the price for the magic. i had to call someone out of my area since my local dist. still wont' call back :angry: . Bulk magic is 130 a ton. SO now i have another question. I broke the ton down into 50 lb increments. If i did the math correctly it would be about 3.25 cost for that 50 lbs. my first thought is just to apply it for $10 for every 50lbs that i estimated for the bid. ie a lot that requires 800lbs (i'm using the sand/salt ratio) i would charge $160.

    I know that i will use less material using magic but i figured this way if i needed extra for a storm that it would be covered.

    Does this sound about right. I also understand it depends on the area rates but i looking for the average.

  3. sir spaniourd

    sir spaniourd Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    Firemann q, how do you determine how much magic salt are you going to be using per lot. I am starting this year using magic salt and I still haven't figure it out how much to use.
  4. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Start with about a third less than white salt. Adjust based on temperature, moisture, etc.

    As for pricing, you should be able to get double what you have in it plus truck time.

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242


    Since i am starting using it as well i may not be the best one to ask. I have asked a few questions on sand/salt per acre and the round about answer is about 600-800lbs. this is a round about number. Everyone says that magic salt is about 2/3 the amount you would use with the mix. I am still using the mix rate when i price the lot.

    so if it would take 800lbs of mix then i will charge that rate with the magic. the actual cost per 50lb is around $3. i figured $10 was an easy number to price out.

    The way i see it, i am more than tripling my cost plus i will use less so I will make more $$$ that way.

    Since it is my first year using magic i'm not sure how it will spread. This way i cover my butt.

    Hope this helps

  6. telc

    telc Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Do you guys know where I can purchase Magic Salt bagged in New Haven area of CT? I want to purchase a small amount to test it out. Do any retail locations carry it?
  7. chaos270

    chaos270 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 22

    This was an old post, but to answer your question the distributor in Middletown sells bulk and bagged Magic. He was very helpful with to me when I had to bid a facility that specced Magic.
    I have since tried a load of bulk from Allied in Mystic. It works great as a pretreatment to keep things from adhereing to the pavement not so good if ice has formed.
  8. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    GT terminal in new haven sells it 115 per ton. Bill will let you talk a bucket to try. They are the supplier for most of the towns using it.
  9. WINTER 3

    WINTER 3 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 80

    I have used magic salt for 3 years now. The info I recieved years ago claimed 9 to 17 lbs would cover 1500 sf. I have found that to be real close depending on conditions and type of spreader being used for application.