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Rock salt how much

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by bluediamond, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. bluediamond

    bluediamond Junior Member
    from 7
    Messages: 1

    how much do you get to put down a 50# bag of rock salt. Cost me about $5 a bag. How much per bag?
  2. mon4t

    mon4t Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    i get my salt from happy ice which is also known as artic glacier inc i pay 3.75 per bag thats for pallet price 1-6 pallets the price is 3.75 per bag if you buy 7 pallets the price per bag is alittle cheaper there are 49 bags on a pallet i charge about 10.00 per bag that icludes the salt and spreading it so if you use 6 bags= $60.00 then charge a little more for gas for truck per time

  3. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    We usually pay between $3.29 & $3.99 a bag (50 lb.) depending on who happens to have it available.
    Have been charging 15 cents a lb. ($15 per 100#) but then on the accts which are flat rate per push we'll put on a $30 service fee and hourly accts we keep running the clock so they're paying labor on top of the salt cost.
    We've been charging this for a few yrs. now and will most likely increase rates next year.
    I know ther are several guys out there charging 25 cents a lb.
  4. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    $15.00 per bag here cost me $3.98 + tax per bag.

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,602

    We use mostly bulk salt. But as a general rule the price per push=price for salt. Of course you would adjust the price for lots handicap spots, high foot traffic areas and portions of gravel.

    As for pricing a $82.00 yard of salt will generally brings in $500.00 on average in billing. More for lots of smaller places and a little less for larger lots say 250 parking spaces.

    So salt cost me approx 7 cents per pound and sells for 50 cents per pound deleverd and spread. I think a yard of salt is about 1200lb. with normal moisture contents??At least thats the number I used.