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$ for 1 full tub of sand?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by bullit340, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. bullit340

    bullit340 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 87

    I was just wondering if you guys used a full tub of sand/salt mix on various parking lots etc.. How much money would that tubfull generate? Sander size being a v-box 1.7 yard for a 1 ton truck.
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    First off, there are TONS of threads that can answer your question. Basically, most people here would say you would want to at least triple your cost. So, if you pay $60.00 per ton on your sand/salt mix than you would charge at least $180 per ton to spread. Of course those prices depend on various factors such as location, actual cost of material, distance to and from job sites, etc.
  3. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    We charge $.31 per pound.. That includes a treated rock salt (Magnesium Chloride3 liquid w/ rust inhibitors) and road sand with anti-clumping agent.

    We pay $36.50 per ton for the salt and $17.95 per ton for the road sand. Mix it here at the shop with a skidsteer loader.