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GLS's Equipment

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by GLS, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,173

    Yes and no.

    In a single salting event we probably put down about 2 tons. A daytime storm would result in several rounds.

    I'd kinda like a vbox, but we really don't have anywhere to store bulk salt. The tailgate spreaders aren't bad though. The biggest drawback is just the time it takes to load it.
  2. orinicklawncare

    orinicklawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    I run bagged through my hopper. I just back it in my garage and lift a pallet of salt with the forklift and cut the bags over the hopper.
  3. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 1,024

    I hear yah. refilling the hopper is a bit of a pain but if you have no where to store the bulk-that's a problem.
  4. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 1,292

    I was going to ask the same question, we run one in bed salter (a Blizzard) and we get loaded by a local supplier here, if theres a landscape supplier closeby thats the way to do it. But it depends on the size of the accounts you maintain.

    M RASCOE&SONS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,475

    Im hoping for some white stuff this wk .I have the 1.3 fisher poly and I luv it but also I have the luxury of having a supplier in town that stays open during storms so I can get sand and salt.gls what are you using for bagged salt?
  6. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,173

    To my knowledge, we don't have a local supplier that will load directly. I would seriously consider a vbox if we did.

    We have been using Morton Professional Grade 50# bags. It is a sodium/calcium blend. We have tried a lot of different brands, and have been happiest with this. Very consistent, not much dust, nice amount of calcium, and good results.
  7. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 1,024

    what's the price per bag you're getting?
  8. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,173


    We can get rock salk a lot cheaper, but prefer the blended product.
  9. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,173

    Too late to edit post.

    That is the in season price, pre-season is 7.30. We stock up with about 10 pallets pre-winter.
  10. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582


    Looking good--think we have chatted on here before. We have almost identical equipment--www.facebook.com/landscapevermont and facebook.com/snowblowvermont

    How many employees do you have? What is your mix between install and maintenance?

    Looks good

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