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Local company made the news with Magic Salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by grandview, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  2. KingDuramax

    KingDuramax Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    I liked how the reporter ate some on the news.

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    That will boost awareness which will in turn make clients want it for their property. Wish my local news would do something like that, only 1 company up here uses it and that is because they are the dealer.
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,364

    I wish I could get it.... they're not even within 500 mile round trip of my place.....
  5. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Next year if I can get enough people to pitch in, I want to have a stock pile at my yard. Hopefully then we can get some of the spray to put on it.

    Does anyone know how much more per ton or yard it costs, and do you charge double or tripple to your clients for it?
  6. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    Good article, but I have to laugh at the "investigation" of the reporters.

    They state at the end it is economical as you use half as much, then mention that a 25lb bag costs $11. I guess none of the reporters went down to Home Depot and saw 50lb bags of salt for $3.99.

    Not bashing the product at all. Just one more reason never to believe anything on the news without checking it yourself.

  7. Premier, Liquid Magic is applied at 8 gallons per ton. Liquid will cost you in the $2.50 a gallon range depending on dealer and amounts purchased. If you have a hydroseeder you can buy the liquid and spray your own salt. Other wise a dealer can come spray your salt or you can purchase a yard or two from most dealers. You could charge more by upselling Magic but most charge the same because you reduce your rate 35-50% which makes it equal or cheaper than white salt. I think there is a deal in Detroit area but that could be a big area.Magic is looking for more dealers out west. Hope this helps