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Does anybody subcontract for salting??

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Brian's Lawn, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Brian's Lawn

    Brian's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    i was considering getting a V-box for my truck, no plow. my question is does anybody subcontract their salting? and how much do they pay? how much does a V-box spreader cost? can i strap it down instead of bolting it to the bed?

    sorry for all the questions

  2. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    I just payed $3000.00 for a SS 8' V Box. with a 10.5 briggs. It will do the job for a couple of years. Ive always bolted my V boxs in. I know people that have lost boxes out of the back of there trucks.
    Also ive been asked to sub salting before. It not realy worth it cos i was ofered $80 per hour and he bought the salt. 4 hours of salting = $320.00 if you had your own accounts and put 12 tons down at $150.00 per yard after paying for salt you still would have about $1100.00. I know witch way i would go !
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2006
  3. Snowman19

    Snowman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Well Give me there # i will sub for salt!!!
  4. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Im thinking of subbing out my squeegies.

  5. Snowman19

    Snowman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Im going into the "water removal business" It should be a great success
  6. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I'll tell you what WE do...we sub out the plowing, so we can have lots all cleared off ready to salt. I don't know of too many people who sub out the salting, but many will hire additional trucks to clear snow for them, to give them more acreage to salt. As a matter of fact,...MANY people low ball the plowing, just so they can have access to the salt. THAT is how you sell salt! I'll be doing more of this next year. I've seen too many people doing it, and making BIG BIG money. I'm tired of hearing about some of these guy around here doing a quarter million or more in salt per season, and me being limited to what we can plow.
  7. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876