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Shortage on bags walkway salt???

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Flawless440, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    What is everyone being told??

    I have been trying to get a semi for weeks..

    Anyone have a line? I'm in Ohio
  2. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 852

    Was told same thing this week. Rail car got held up or something where we go. said it could be a few weeks before they get more. Supply and demand at its best.
  3. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Got a truckload yesterday and paid a premium. EVERYONE is out for a long time. Said municipalities have spoken for everything. Even though I paid out the nose I was glad to get a load.
  4. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    We just got a partial load (9 pallets). Said that might be all for a while
  5. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    I had to take 36 pallets. I wasn't worried though because something tells me there will be a lot of people in need by the middle of February. There's no end in sight to the weather pattern we are in.
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Slight shortage on bulk salt and a big time shortage of clearlane here.

    Bags were doing good on.
  7. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,685

    North of the border there is a waiting time of a week or two as well. Friend of mine started to bag his own as he has a bagging machine for soil and mulches. Did 900 bags in one day with 3 guys.
  8. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    They still holding? Is there any left?
  9. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Is it easier to get bulk sidewalk salt??

    About to throwing rock salt on the walks
  10. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    I can send you a PM with their contact info if you'd like to check. It's trucked from Michigan so I suppose they might be able to get it down to Columbus.
  11. melt all

    melt all Member
    Messages: 56

    We have Bulk Super Sacks available. 1 ton sacks with schute on bottom. Bulk Rock Salt and Blended Salt (-20F).
    Call Joe Kelly for pricing - 610-497-9390.
  12. chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    bag white rock salt is limited around here, but you can find treated bag salt

    I just put treated bulk salt in my boxes for the sidewalks.
  13. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786

    There is a definite shortage of ice melting chemicals here, everything from rock salt to mag/calcium chloride, and all mixtures and formulations in between.
  14. CleanCutL&S

    CleanCutL&S Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    I would stay away from "melt all" he seems very flaky and unreliable.
  15. BigBoyPlowin

    BigBoyPlowin Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    THe problem is, We're using the product just as fast as its being put into bags and shipped.
  16. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786

    This, it isn't a problem with material production, its an issue with shipping/transportation. They do not have enough trucks to keep up with hauling the stuff.
  17. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    That's great, except we can't get bulk for much longer here... with my skidsteer down and crap weather I can't even stockpile a few tons myself...
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Everybody around here was and is out So I found some down south where hasn't been any snow I bought 5 pallets pretty cheap A friend said he could haul it back since he didn't have anything haul back Only have 2 pallets left and my wholesale guy is still out about time get on the phone look for some more
  19. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    The problem isn't in the trucking it's the fact that the mills aren't bagging. They're unloading it all to municipalities amd larger outfits that have enormous preseason orders. I currently have 35 pallets. If someone is close to IN/MI border I could hook you up with 5 pallets if needed.
  20. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    Same thing here in new york. I got lucky today because i went to get salt and he told me they're running out so i figured id buy plenty to get through, as i'm loading up someone called and bought the rest of what they had. they wont get another truck load for at least a week.