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How much to charge for spreading 1 bag of 50# salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Bchlawns, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. Bchlawns

    Bchlawns Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    Hey Pros,
    I was wondering if any of you could give me a rough figure on how much to charge for each 50# bag of salt using a tailgate spreader. I know the price of salt varies, but lets say that bag of salt cost me $4.00. Some guys i have talked to say charge 3x that amount. So they are saying to spread 1 50# bag of salt they charge$ 12.00. Is that to much or or to less or how do u guys charge?
    Thanks for the help
     
  2. KUJAWA RSK

    KUJAWA RSK Member
    from PA
    Messages: 63

    HI
    Bchlawns
    I will help you out. I charge .32 a lb of salt for 50# bag. i get it for
    $4.00 a bag and charge $16.00 a bag that is .32 a lb ..
    if you run balk salt i get it for $25.00 a ton and i charge .7 a lb and make $140.00 a ton off of balk salt hope that help you
     
  3. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    $25 a bag delivered and spread. 3 bag minimum
     
  4. Bchlawns

    Bchlawns Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    Thanks guys that helped me out a lot

    SNOW!!!!!