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Does this look like 3 TONS? This is my first time ordering bulk so I need help...

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by merrimacmill, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Does this look like 3 tons? I ordered 3 tons of rock salt and paid $302.00 and I really imagined that I would get much much more for that amount of money. And this doesn't look like 3 tons of salt to me. But this is my first time getting bulk salt. Any opinions are appriciated. If its not then is there anything I can do?? Thanks,


  2. wishin4snoww

    wishin4snoww Junior Member
    from S.E. MI
    Messages: 27

    :nod:Looks like 3 tons to me.
  3. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    looks good

    to be honest it looks like at least 3 ton or ~approx 4-5yd
  4. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Alright, well I guess that answers it. Thanks guys.

  5. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Yep. Thats 3 tons
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If you shovel it by hand it's about 10 tons!

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    dont forget to keep it covered

  8. slongfellowii

    slongfellowii Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    One pallet of bagged is 2400- 2500 lbs, so that looks close to me.
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    the quantity is fine, maybe closer 3.5 ton, but the price:eek: somebody took a mark-up along the way.
  10. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Yep looks like 3ton to me, be more if it gets wet :)
  11. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    I've got it in one of those little tarp material, metal frame shelters. I build the sides up with cement blocks and then put the canopy over it. Seems to be working great so far since its snowing/raining out now and its completely dry. Thanks for the help everyone.
  12. Dailylc

    Dailylc Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Looks like an expensive 3 tons for bulk. You need to find a new supplier. They bent you over the barrel at that price.
  13. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Yea I can buy bag salt at $110 ton all day long
  14. SnowMelt2006

    SnowMelt2006 Member
    Messages: 68

    You find me $2.75 per bag 50# bagged rock and I will take 100 truckloads right now.
  15. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    There is another supplier around here I found out about from our landscaper, but they don't deliver. They do deal with trucking companies that haul 20 ton minimum. But I'd only want 5 at a time.
  16. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    You paid less-than-load pricing because they still had to load a truck and drive to your shop, but still that is pretty steep. You can get it closer to $50-60 ton if you can handle a full load of about 15-18 yards, depending on what region your in.

    In Minneapolis, we're getting $135-150 per ton APPLIED. You paid $100 per ton raw cost, and would stand to make at best $150 for all your time and effort to load, drive, and spread the product. Salt should be your biggest profit center in this business, so work on sourcing it cheaper.
  17. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    You paid $302, but how much per ton and how much for delivery? You may have been better off getting more tonnage as the delivery fee probably doesn't change. JMO.

    $150 applied. Not to criticize because every area is different, but your only making $100 per ton applied? We get $500 per ton and up (way, sometimes) here, applied.
  18. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

  19. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    500 a ton applied for salt? Comon.
  20. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    My bagged price is 125 a ton, but that doesn't include delivery and tax of 6% and a 150 dollar delivery charge per truck.Ends up being about 145 a ton.

    155 a pallet or so. Keep in mind theres 2450lbs on a pallet. Not 2000.