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Spreading salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by pvtwaggs14, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. pvtwaggs14

    pvtwaggs14 Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 51

    Can someone please tell me a basic spreading rate for salt. I've heard about 5 different rates on here and can't find anything on the web.

    How many sq feet will a 50lb bag of rock salt cover. just looking for a basic rate I know it will vary from location to location depending on the weather traffic and other things

  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    according to intertnational salt a 50lbs bag will cover 75 sqft
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    At that rate it would take 14 tons to do an acre.
  4. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    a good rule of thumb is 20 lbs per 1000 sf
  5. pvtwaggs14

    pvtwaggs14 Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 51

    20lbs per 1000 sf seems close to what I though it would be..... I was figuring 100lbs at 5000 sf which is the same so that helps me out a lot thanks.....
  6. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    You might want to look into joining SIMA.....Good info ....:drinkup:
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827


    real bad.
  8. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    crap missed the 0, 750 sq ft.
    my bad
  9. csalvi

    csalvi Junior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 9

    how much does a yard of salt typically weigh?
  10. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    It is roughly 1 ton but that all depends on the moisture it has taken on and how course the salt is but 1 ton is close enough.
  11. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    1 yard 2000 pounds. but like they said there are variables. 600 pounds to a acre is fair but it all depends on the weather of course
  12. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 627

    :popcorn: I love this thread.
  13. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    so how much salt should i use my french fries????????
  14. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,963

    That would depend if they were slippery when you applied the salt? Sometimes repeat application will be necessary!

    2,150 sq. ft. / 50 lbs salt thats the heavy application side, more sq footage is possible.