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How much to charge

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by blk90s13, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    per ton ? whats the going rate I dont wanna loose out on anything

    this will be our first year salting out of a truck and not just bagged
  2. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,164

    It really depends on what you pay for your salt...
  3. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    In my area there is no "going rate". To many variable's . Only you know your cost of operating your business, and your cost of material.
    You want to lose out on the majority of your bids or you'll end up working for peanuts.
  4. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Don't bid low on salt. You are assuming more liability and should be compensated for that. Your salting should be priced with large margins to account for the risk.
  5. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    At least double the cost
  6. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    thats what I was thinking as well thanks
  7. snowtech

    snowtech Member
    Messages: 66

    dont know about your area here you can find guys charging as little as 125 a ton and as much as 450 a ton. lots of variables like mentioned above. if you are gonna guess guess high, not worth it unless you can make some money on it
  8. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    When you have doubt always multiply your material time 3. I get around $200 a ton, but I also make it a $75 min for any lot.