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#3210776 - 04/01/13 06:48 PM Lime question
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was thinking my land does not have many wide access points nor roads, so a lime spreader truck is not an option right now. I was thinking about buying it in portions i will need about 5,000 lbs and spread it myself, but someone mentioned to me today that i may want to look at pellatized lime. I know it is about $3 a bag but I was told it would take less, but last less time.

my question is how do you convert a 2 ton per acre recommendation to lbs of pellets?
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#3211659 - 04/02/13 06:25 PM Re: Lime question [Re: Bone Collector]
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I was told yesterday at our local farm supply pelletized lime is $4.25 for a 50 lb bag. Also they said it was the same as ag lime, 50lbs is 50lbs. I'm going to use one of the pull behind spreaders with my 4-wheeler they have at TSC. I believe its like a 400lb hopper on it. It'll make it alot easier spreading it.
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#3211679 - 04/02/13 06:47 PM Re: Lime question [Re: bbuck14]
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Bulk lime at coop is around 95.00 bucks a ton.
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#3211758 - 04/02/13 07:53 PM Re: Lime question [Re: Bone Collector]
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I bought about 20-22 tons last year from Floyd trucking in Wayne county for about 325.00 if i remember correctly......this is a deal per ton. You should be able to find it much cheaper than 95 per ton which is no deal at all.
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#3211775 - 04/02/13 08:02 PM Re: Lime question [Re: 777rellik]
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 Originally Posted By: 777rellik
Bulk lime at coop is around 95.00 bucks a ton.


I don't know which Co-op you use but the one in M'boro quoted me $25 per ton delivered and spread. However, I don;t have the road systems to get the big truck to where i would need it. they did say that i could make multiple trips and get a pull behind spreader.

Now the guy told me that pellet lime is quicker acting, but last less time. he did say that i would only need 4-500 lbs.

This is why i asked, because it didn't make sense to me.
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#3211783 - 04/02/13 08:07 PM Re: Lime question [Re: Bone Collector]
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I guess I should mention the bags they were talking about were just over $3 for 40lbs. if i put down 500 lbs it would cost me about $52. So about double, but i would not have an issue getting a truck in there, making multiple trips with a pick up truck, and it would be easy for me to spread.
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#3212171 - 04/03/13 10:06 AM Re: Lime question [Re: 777rellik]
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 Originally Posted By: 777rellik
Bulk lime at coop is around 95.00 bucks a ton.


I just hauled and spread 12 tons of lime from a Vulcan Materials facility at $18.10 per ton.
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#3212188 - 04/03/13 10:19 AM Re: Lime question [Re: RedDawg]
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Got ours delivered and spread Easter of 2012. $30 a ton and we had 30 tons spread
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#3212548 - 04/03/13 03:45 PM Re: Lime question [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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I just read on the internet that the ratio of ag lime compared to pellitized lime is 10-1. In other words if you need 2000lbs of ag lime then it'll only take 200lbs of pelletized lime. But also it's recommended with pelletized lime you go back and reapply it every year.
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#3212645 - 04/03/13 05:34 PM Re: Lime question [Re: bbuck14]
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 Originally Posted By: bbuck14
I just read on the internet that the ratio of ag lime compared to pellitized lime is 10-1. In other words if you need 2000lbs of ag lime then it'll only take 200lbs of pelletized lime. But also it's recommended with pelletized lime you go back and reapply it every year.


There is also a difference in timing as far as how long before you see the effects
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