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what is coverage of a 50# bag of salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ryanlconst, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. ryanlconst

    ryanlconst Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    How far does a bag of salt go? Will a broadcaster used for lawns work for spreading it
  2. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Some broadcasters work.... the larger commercial ones. The little plastic ones won't for actual salt (although ok for sidewalk melter products).
    For the amount of area a 50# bag does,...that varies with temps,...but I CAN tell you this. For most conditions, 32 down to mid to lower 20's, we put bagged salt down at 20# per thousand sq. ft.. At this rate, it is effective on coverage, and I have confidence that it will do well - and does. At this rate, a 50# bag will cover 2500 sq. ft.. Bagged salt goes further per lb. than bulk, because it's weighed amount is much dryer.
  3. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    seems like it never goes far enough...