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Salting in suburbs of Philadelphia

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by odd1or2even, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. odd1or2even

    odd1or2even Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    I live southwest to King of Prussia, PA. What I am am asking is what you guys in the near area are charging for spread a ton of bulk rock salt? I have some lots that will be take 4-5 tons on each application and was thinking about charging 225 a ton spread, and wanted to see if that was on target with others prices. Thanks guys/gals!

  2. odd1or2even

    odd1or2even Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    Anyone have any thoughts or ideas? Thanks
  3. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    4 - 5 ton for a parking lot sounds like an awfull lot I used to make that last through 30 miles of road both ways and 225 per ton sounds a little high but price for matterial varries per area and amount purchased
  4. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    For my salt I'm at $180 a ton spread.
  5. odd1or2even

    odd1or2even Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    Thanks for the replies... the lots would total probably 1400 or more parking spots over all 6 lots and some entry ways as well. My salt price of 225 I figured because I can only get bulk salt for 90 a ton dumped into my truck. So it's a 150% markup on salt... that about right?
  6. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    we mark it up about $70 a ton sometimes less
  7. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    double what your paying for it. in our area your looking at between $160 - $200 / ton spread
  8. bam

    bam Senior Member
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    Messages: 201

    180 - 225 would be a fair range.

    The costs add up quick when you really start thinking about truck maintenance, spreader maintenance, equipment to load salt, travel time, and the cost just for the salt.