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salting prices

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by turf source, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. turf source

    turf source Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I'm in need of help on the best way to price salting lots? Should it be by the hour, by the yard what. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Most guys I know that use bulk set a flat price, and thats what they charge everytime they salt. I personally only used bagged salt, so I charge by the bag. You just have to figure out which way your going to go. 1 acre should use somewhere around 600 to 700 pounds of salt, for a light ice, or up to 3/4 of an inch of snow. A heavy ice might go upwards of 800 to 900 pounds of salt, or up to about an 1 1/4 inch of snow. Figure your costs, and price it accordingly. Hope this helps
  3. cod8825

    cod8825 Member
    Messages: 91

    Rc you hit right on the head

    We figure that we will on average use about 1/2 ton on an acre property every time we salt some times less some times more. So we figure are cost per ton which in KC right now is about $90 a ton so we will use about $45 in product we will charge about three times the cost of material to apply to most accounts when we get to multi acre property it will drop somewhere between 2 to 3 times cost. Good Money price it right because salting eats ur truck alive or it can if you don't take care of it.

  4. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Whatever they pay to plow it, is what they pay to salt it. Keeps it simple.