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Plain ole rock salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by BIG M, Dec 8, 2002.

  1. BIG M

    BIG M Member
    Messages: 51

    In this last storm for my smaller lots and drives I used 50# bags of rock salt.
    They cost $4.95 a bag. We applied them with a hand spreader and the results were great as usual.
    Can someone sell me on a cheaper more efficent ice controler/deicer/snow melter?
    That I don't have to purchase in bulk?
    If there something better i'd like to hear about it.
    "Snow is green"
  2. paul soccodato

    paul soccodato Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    around here rock salt is about the same price, its discounted a little if you buy a full skid. bulk is the way to go, around here 1 yard of rock salt goes for $89.00. if you dont have a place to store it loosley, look into some garbage pails, i used to store mine in them, and when i needed it i would fill up some compound buckets. much more expensive going with the bags, but also easier, and cleaner to work with
  3. 66Construction

    66Construction Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I make my guys bag the bulk salt in sand bags for walks. As long as you dont tie them in a million knots you can reuse them. We only use them for walks so most of the time it gets put down by hand. They have a brand new broadcast spreader but they dont use it because the bulk doesnt flow so well. I have a couple i deas for a cure but I'm not sure yet.

    Big M

    If you got a tailgate salter with a vibrator you could use the sand bags. The savings using bulk over bags will pay for the salter. I have a buyers with a vibrator from karrier co that cost less then 1000 all together.
  4. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    4.95 a bag thats too high!!

    i get 50 pound bags of salt for 2.85 a bag an 25 pound bags at 1.80 shop around an get the best deal any questions feel free
  5. Highpoint

    Highpoint Senior Member
    Messages: 241


    Call me crazy but we use the heck out of CULLIGAN salt. Flows extremely well. Easier to see on the ground. Cheap.:p
  6. EJK2352

    EJK2352 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    I went in with two other guys and we bought a truckload of bagged salt ( twenty tons). It cost us $2.00 a bag. The cheapest price we could find locally was $3.00 a bag. We all use bagged salt, because none of us have a good place to store bulk salt. :) ;) :) ED