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. OP
    OP
    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.

    Geoff
     
  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.