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Got some salt - anyways

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by DP Property, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. DP Property

    DP Property Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    I was told this november salt is going up 150 % per ton here in Windsor, Ontario. I got some before it goes up. Wife was not to happy with the driveway. :dizzy:

  2. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    just hope it doesnt go way down now lol
  3. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    I heard bags are going up 70 cents here, not 150 percent lol.
  4. 042500hd

    042500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    150% per ton is what he's saying.
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    if it went up 150% per ton that would mean its going from say $160 to $400

    i Know Cargill already has price increases for early Dec in the 70-80 cent range
  6. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    lol...... did your trucker forget your work address?
  7. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    First of DP Property nice job in getting a jump start, and I totally understand the comment about the wife, mine did the same thing last year :blush2:

    I'm trying to find someone with bag salt now, most suppliers in my general area are not getting salt in till end of November, last year my buddy and I went through 27 pallets, we got it cheap cause we bought all but 6 pallets at the beginning of the season. This year I can't find anyone that will sell me that much, they're all being told by suppliers that they only get so much and that's it.

    Bulk salt was quoted to me at $ 120 ton, going to sell for around $ 160-170 ton, you guys think that's to much or to cheap ??
  8. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Thats awsome! Suprise the wife by telling her she cant park in the drive way any more! LOL!
  9. DP Property

    DP Property Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    lol Mike .... I wonder If I should order another 6 now. Home Hardware says when there 200 skids are gone there gone...when they start delivering to Canadian Tires that won't take long.

    My buddies Nursery allready has Michigan contractors calling him looking for cheaper bulk salt. There willing to drive across the Border to come and get it. :drinkup:
  10. DP Property

    DP Property Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Good I was only talking about per ton. I know bags did go up here some . What is your cost per bag? I payed $7.41 per bag with a 6 skid purchase. I know it goes to less per bag with a 12 skid and then 18 skid ect. I would be interested to know what contractors in Ontario are paying for 40 kg and 20 kg bags ?

    Thanks :drinkup:
  11. DP Property

    DP Property Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    I gave out bags of salt for Halloween :)
  12. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    if anyones from southeast michigan ... angelos supply in farmington , michigan has bulk salt $99 a ton .. or $142.50 per pallet (80lb) bags
  13. JeepCreepn01

    JeepCreepn01 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 331

    almost all suppliers around here will let you buy or even throw a deposit down for what you need and they will let it sit at their place, and one place around here if your a good customer let you just say i need 10 skids or whatever and you pay as you go, or if dont use them all no big deal:drinkup:
  14. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    plan to cover it?
  15. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    You didn't mention the other minor details.............10 ton maximum per customer per day, no new customers, availability not guaranteed.
  16. DP Property

    DP Property Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    I actually got it all inside my garage, left one skid (the one closest to the house) and covered it with several tarps. Now the wife is happy I stacked it all along the wall in the garage. Thank God for my KUbota B7510:nod:
  17. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    maybe they should have empasized that in BIGGER print or in different color ... cuz i must have missed that part ..
  18. Workaholic

    Workaholic Member
    Messages: 55

    just ordered some at $6.29/bag 2 skids of 40 just as an absolute backup. Going to be using bulk from melvin orr this year and im also putting up a mini salt shed at my house in emeryville to store 6 tonnes or so. Im going to prefill 5gal buckets with lids so my sidewalk guys can just fill up there truck with buckets (50lbs ea) and go. Total savings of 60% over bags. Let me know if you ever need buckets of bulk salt in a pinch.

    Robs son from the LCBO, 567 3513 - Korey
  19. Superior L & L

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

    Yes but they will only sell to you if you bought decent quantity's from them last year. We bought some last season but i guess not enough
  20. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    Got my salt bulk salt at under $70 a ton this year. Had to pay for the 100 tons up front and if I need more I pay market price then. Last year it was $47.00