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is this low

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by OVLC, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. OVLC

    OVLC Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    salt cost about 80 a ton which is 0.04 a lb. I spread it for 0.11 a lb . But some of my subs say they are getting almost 0.25 a lb. So am i way too cheap or are they full of it. Think about it, a acre lot would cost $ 217.00 to salt meanwhile you could plow that for half.
  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 Senior Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 475

    You could run your plow over ice or hardpack 100 times and still not get bare pavement.
  3. OVLC

    OVLC Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    i'm not comparing plowing to salting. Just asking if you think 0.25 is a very high price to salt.
  4. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    I've gotten more then the .25 and less then your .11....depends on what the customers expectations are.....sometimes you hit a homerun and sometimes you have to bunt.....
  5. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    x2.........and you have to consider that your subs are probably doing small lots, when I am putting together prices for properties, a 250k sq ft. lot is going to get a lower price per lb. than a 5k sq ft lot. on a 5k sq ft. lot .25 is way low.
  6. Mr.Freezzz

    Mr.Freezzz Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 81

    Ive got 1.25 a lb for salt before just depends on how you sell it.