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Local Rock Salt Prices for 2005/2006

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by derekbroerse, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    What is the going rate for everyone this season? I was just quoted $81/yard Canadian for plain old rock salt.... which surprised me, as I paid $87.50 last year....

    That would be around $67.50US this year for comparison's sake...
  2. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Just got my quote.... $59 a ton delivered plus fuel surcharge
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I phoned Canadian Salt last week to find out the price for this year. He said that it not be determined yet. They are still waiting for the fuel surcharge. He told me that there is already a shortage for this year. He said they went through so much last year that this years production is down. Makes no sense to me but that is what he said. I know last year they were trucking salt from Windsor to Aurora for us by mid February.
  4. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    With the mess down south on the Mississippi Im sure this wont help the prices. I do believe there were 2 or 3 major mines down there. I doubt it makes its way to Ontario but if a shortage kicks in you can bet your sweet A$$ they will all raise prices. Kinda like the oil companys, or the timber industry. Just give em an excuse, or something to speculate on and they will raise the price :rolleyes: All the big municiples are locked in so the lil guys can pay the premium price.
  5. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I really hadn't thought of that. I'd say all of our salt comes from Goderich and Windsor, Ontario where there are large salt mines. However, just because we have it doesn't mean the price won't rise--look at Alberta. They say we have enough oil there alone to cover the world's ever-increasing needs for something like 200 years, yet we pay these ridiculous prices based on a supposed 'world shortage'. Meanwhile, its just some fat ******* sitting behind a desk, lighting a cigar with a $1000 bill, saying to himself "Hmmmm..... I think I'll make myself another four hundred billion dollars this week."

    You're right.... any excuse.
  6. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    By me it is $47.00 per ton delivered and 60 something for that magnesium treated rock salt.
  7. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,306

    Just got our price quote from Morton Salt. $41.40 per ton delivered in 50 ton lots.
  8. slade

    slade Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    salt= $15.75 per ton
    delivery= last year $12.00 per ton/ this year ?? Hoping for around $14.00
    Total price= around $30.00 per ton
  9. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    A ton of salt at a place I know of is charging I think $59. I know the town purchases theirs for like $40 something per ton.
  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Man, I feel like I'm getting raped compared to you guys. I don't even get delivery for that, I have to pick it up myself. The salt mines are only a few hundred km's away, you'd think the pricing would be cheaper for us... :rolleyes:
  11. Bounty Hunter

    Bounty Hunter Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Price per Yard

    I got a price of $80.00/yard. I think a yard is about 2400 lbs. Is that right?
  12. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I was under the impression that a yard of salt was under a ton... but I could be wrong.

    Where are you from? Thats even more than I am paying...
  13. snoking

    snoking Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    morton salt delivered 100 tons at a time $32.50 just got first order of 500 tons...that hurt
  14. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    We are right around $50.00 per ton here in MN...
  15. Bounty Hunter

    Bounty Hunter Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I am from south east Michigan. Just getting started with my grandson. Running 2 trucks this year and looking for business. I am quoting one business now. The plan is to plow and then salt. I am close on the plow price but off on the salt price. They showed me another quote for salt at $.075/lb. I was quoting $.215/lb. and using bags with a tail gate spreader. This is a nice account $250.00 each plow and 22,000 lbs of salt last year. Now I am looking for bulk salt and a Curtis ITS17H spreader. I like the sst model with the Honda motor. All hydraulic also is attractive.
  16. slade

    slade Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I just got my shipping quote for hauling salt this winter. $13.00 a ton to haul + $15.75 for the salt= $28.75 a ton :)
  17. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    SLADE who are you getting yours from i get mine from HANNAH and last year it was 21per ton but i havent called this year yet
  18. slade

    slade Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Powerjoke, I buy it through North American Salt, and have a local trucking company delivery it. Did you mean that you pay $21 for just the salt itself? I can get you the name of the sales rep that I deal with if you want it.
  19. MD Power Plow

    MD Power Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    I had heard from my local salt supplier that salt will most likely go up 3-5% this winter. due to fuel costs again..
    What are your rates in your area?

    In Maryland we are buying bulk for 67 a ton del. min 10 tons. Bags are 4.92 for 50lbs and 7.46 for 80's. It looks like the rate per lbs. is between .42-.50 cents for this year.
  20. ibelee

    ibelee Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    MD Power Plow

    Was wondering if you would let me know who you were getting these bag prices from and what the minimum order is. I'm being quoted a dollar more per bag down here in Southern MD. Supplier is in Northern VA.