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Liquid brine guys!

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ajracing81, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. ajracing81

    ajracing81 Member
    Messages: 78

    So this is my first season for bidding with salt brine. I'm wondering how most guys charge per application. I played with it towards the end of last year and would like to offer it in my bids this year. Thanks for any help
  2. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    I'd like to see some info on the subject too
  3. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    I charge the same as regular salt... one flat fee I get to make the choice as to what de-icer I use. Rock salt / vs treated / liquid...
  4. liquidchloride

    liquidchloride Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Charge the same as you would rock salt--here's a few tidbits of info
    * Plow first--even at 1/2 inch--
    * Learn to plow and salt at the same time--must have electronic ball valve--in truck controls
    * 23.3% salt brine= 2.3 lbs per gallon of salt--well brine is usually about 25-26% chlorides--so 2.5lbs per gallon--melting power of both is the same per lbs of chloride--don't let anyone tell you different. Canada guys may need the lower melting temp of well brine however--here in MI we just don't get that cold
    * We call our system--two men and a truck--bring a sidewalk guy with you everytime out--cheap labor--must have containment blade of some sort
    * Use liquid on sidewalks---save you A LOT of money
    * You can plow between 4-7 acres per hour at less than 1 inch of snow--try it--you'll suprise yourself--walkway guy can do walks as you plow & SALT
    * Do the math at clearing, salting, walkways, 125 gallons per acre (10 gallons per 1,000 square ft sidewalks)
    * We sub out most work --so here's our math--4 acres per hour--all on site
    2 guys -- $85 per hour total $85 + (500 gallons @ .20) $100 + whatever for sidewalks -- $6= $191 to service 4 acres at less than 1 inch--at 3/8 or less -- salt away at 200 gallons per acre

    Hope this helps a little