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How far will a ton of salt spread?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by AndysLawnCare, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. AndysLawnCare

    AndysLawnCare Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Hi everyone just looking for some advice on how far a ton of salt will go. Got a nice size lot im estimating on and they want a price for the salt. should take a couple of tons. Thanks for any advice.

  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Depends on a lot of things. Air temperature? Surface temperature? Is the area in the sun or the shade? Has the lot been sealcoated lately so it is dark black or is it neglected and almost white? Is there any compacted snow or ice on the lot etc.

    Do a search.
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

  4. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Lots of variables, according to the survey in Snow Magizine the average is about 500lbs/ acre, which is about where I seem to average as well