A pie chart showing the cost of deicer compared to total snow fighting costs

Ice Slicer Costs Less than White Salt.

Transporting Ice Slicer all across the country impacts the overall “price” of our product, but, if you take a closer look at the actual “costs” of winter road maintenance, you’ll see that in the Ice Slicer actually costs less than white salt when you consider the direct and indirect costs. In fact, many of our customers cut their expenses because they switched to Ice Slicer.

“We went from 33% over budget to 17% under budget when we replaced white salt with Ice Slicer!”
– South Jordan, UT
“Ice Slicer is the most cost-effective deicing product we have ever used!”
– Torrington, WY

If you break it down and recognize that the delivered “price” of any deicer is just 8% of the total “cost” of fighting winter storms, it’s easy to realize that Ice Slicer is very affordable.

 

You might pay more for Ice Slicer out-the-door, but what is saved in direct and indirect costs actually makes Ice Slicer less expensive than white salt in most areas of the country. Those cost-savings factors include:
Utah Snow Plow with Ice Slicer in truck bed

Save on Application

By applying Ice Slicer properly, plow drivers are able to service 40-100% more lane miles/truckload than with white salt! This generates significant cost savings due to:

  • Lower salt volumes needed
  • Less fuel consumed per storm
  • Reduced vehicle/equipment wear & tear due to reduced treatment cycles
  • Longer service-life from vehicles, equipment, bridges, guardrails, etc., as fewer chlorides in the environment greatly minimize the effects of corrosion
“With a sand & white salt mix it takes 3 loads to service 60 miles. Switching to Ice Slicer we can cover it with just 1 load!”
– Duchesne County, UT

Price Comparison

Using proper application rates, the head-to-head “price” comparison of Ice Slicer to standard white salt is significantly different from initial impressions. For example, as illustrated in the chart below, if your delivered pricing is $40/ton for Ice Slicer, and $20/ton for white salt, but you are able to cover double the lane miles/ton with Ice Slicer, the actual delivered price per lane mile for each product is an identical $3.00.

“Ice Slicer allowed us to cut our salt application in half. With heavier storms than the previous year, we still reduced our salt costs 38%!”
– South Jordan, UT
The price of Ice Slicer is the same as white salt
Ice Slicer helps balance budget and make safer roads.

Save on Performance

Ice Slicer works significantly longer than white salt at all temperatures. This reduces the number of treatment cycles needed per storm and leads to greater savings on:

      • Fuel consumption
      • Vehicle & equipment wear & tear
      • Deicing salt needed per storm
“Ice Slicer allowed us to cut our salt application in half. With heavier storms than the previous year, we still reduced our salt costs 38%!”
– South Jordan, UT

Less Need for Aggregates

According to Coralba Meter Tests, tire traction on surfaces treated with Ice Slicer alone is as good, or better, than tire traction on surfaces treated with salt and sand. Ice Slicer provides traction with its naturally occurring small, medium, and large-sized granules. Besides the immediate cost savings from alleviating the need for sand (or other abrasives) additional savings are realized since post-winter clean up is often reduced or eliminated entirely.

“Ice Slicer delivers a ‘double-bang’…traction and melting! It saved us over $64,000 in the first year we used it in clean up costs alone!!”
– Gillette, WY
Ice Slicer cost verse aggregate and salt cost

Fewer Treatment Cycles

Ice Slicer works significantly longer than white salt at all temperatures. This reduces the number of treatment cycles needed per storm and leads to greater savings on:

      • Fuel consumption
      • Vehicle & equipment wear & tear
      • Deicing salt needed per storm
“Ice Slicer allowed us to cut our salt application in half. With heavier storms than the previous year, we still reduced our salt costs 38%!”
– South Jordan, UT
Redmond Ice Slicer on road next to snow