1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

How much salt???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jaclawn, Nov 25, 2000.

  1. jaclawn

    jaclawn Member
    Messages: 92

    How much salt do you guys keep on hand? Not asking for specific quantities, but enough to cover how many salt runs?

    Personally, I keep enough fot at least 3 runs at all times, and usually enough to cover 5 salt runs. If we are in a bad winter, and salt supplies are becoming short, I have kept enough for maybe 8-10 runs.

    I did stock up late last year in anticipation of a large ice storm that was forecasted, and ended up sitting on that salt all summer.
  2. jaclawn

    jaclawn Member
    Messages: 92

    Does not anyone else stockpile salt?
  3. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Yes, 1 tri axel trailer dump at all times.

  4. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I try to keep on hand at all times at least 15 tons, don't like it to get lower than 10 tons.
  5. n y snow pros

    n y snow pros Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    We stock about 1000 tons of treated salt.Thats for our use as well as selling to contractors that come to us during a storm.We also have about 20 tons of sand/salt but we rarely use it,only if we run out of salt,which happened twice last year.