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Newb salting 3600'x15' private rd

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by lazerpa, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. lazerpa

    lazerpa Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Salt @ $5.00 per 50 lb bag

    $0.30 per Lb seems to be the going rate from what I can tell

    Roadway APPX 58000 Square Feet

    Figuring on 1500 Lbs per application

    1500 Lbs @ ,30 is 450.00

    My cost on salt is 1500 x $.10 is $150.00

    300 dollars seems like quite a profit for what I'm thinking is an hour of work...

    Am I off on my calculations or should I really be charging that amount?
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    My salt cost would be $60 and I would be lucky to get the $150 your paying for salt. If your bidding against guys spreading bulk you don't stand a chance.

    Why do you think that is an hours work?
  3. KCD Snow Pro

    KCD Snow Pro Member
    from IL.
    Messages: 35

    Figuring 600lb acre puts you at about 800lbs per app. You're pretty high at 1500 lbs/app and as far as bulk goes that IS the way to do it. If you lay 1500lbs on that job, you can just sit back for the rest of the winter and relax. It'll probably last til spring!
  4. KCD Snow Pro

    KCD Snow Pro Member
    from IL.
    Messages: 35

    30 cents/lb equals 600$ ton!