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Seasonal salt apps

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by boostingst1, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. boostingst1

    boostingst1 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hey guys, I have read and can't find what I'm looking for. I am in the Cleveland Ohio area and I am trying to see what everyone charges as far as seasonal salt apps would be. I have it narrowed down on the plow side just need to see what you are at for seasonal salt app visits. I would really appreciate the help thanks.
  2. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I don't remember seeing anyone doing salting for a seasonal rate.... I sure wouldn't....... I will watch this with interest....
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I wouldn't salt on a seasonal basis either.
    Never heard of anyone doing it.
  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    around here its not that uncommon, you do it on your properties that have multi-year contracts and buy your salt in major quantities to get the lowest price. you also tend not to salt everything but the sidewalks handicaps and driving lanes.

    if your comfortable with your business skills it shouldn't be a problem.
  5. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    It happens in Michigan also, you just need to know how much salt is going to cost you times the average number of saltings. Also like posted above you will want a multi year contract.

    Regards Mike
  6. CreeksideLands

    CreeksideLands Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    is there a place or site i can find the average times out salting? I know for plowing its around 26, but for salting occasions, can't find a thing.
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    yes, its called experience. its also dependent on how your contract is written. you'll salt more than plow. lets say you plow 26 times, you'll probably end up salting around 40 or more. But again, it depends on your area and thats where experience plays in.

    don't do seasonal if your a rookie, you need some data you've generated yourself to accurately bid seasonal.