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(2) open top sea containers

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by edshipp19, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    both were used for salt storage on a large site used for salt for the first time last year. new canvas at beginning of season.
    when loading from top we could get 2+ truck loads in each one

    $2000 ea

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  2. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Great idea, much easier than trying to load a container with a skid steer, curious how you support the canvas from snow weight? left some ribs in place?
     
  3. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Ribs were just left in place to load with wheel loader. Prob about 10 ribs. Salt would just flow around them and would load out with a skid so top didn't need to be touched during the storm That site would use a container per storm so we had to reload a lot
     
  4. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    How much salt can each hold you say a truck load 12yds, 24yds or 50yds ? Thanks
     
  5. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    22-23 ton loads
     
  6. plowin21532

    plowin21532 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Are these 20' containers?
     
  7. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    How well does the canvas do at keeping the salt dry?
     
  8. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    They are 20' containers.
    Works very well keeping everything dry
    We would leave doors cracked for moisture if no snow in forecast
     
  9. plowin21532

    plowin21532 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Give me a call I'm interested 301 268 6564
     
  10. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Just curious. They kinda look home made. Did you just cut the top out of a normal 20 footer and then fasten a blue tarp on or are they really manufactured that way and is that some sort of special heavy duty industrial tarp? Just looks like your normal flimsy auto parts store tarp with a bunch of fender washers and self tapping screws.
     
  11. redclifford

    redclifford Senior Member
    from Niagara
    Messages: 174

    Must of been a big place to go through 44-45ton per storm -holy
     
  12. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    These are made this way its a very heavy duty rubber tarp.
    This type of container is frequently used for shipping granite slabs from overseas

    yes it was huge, very glad we got out of work like this

    in interest of full disclosure, we pulled salt from here for other properties too
     
  13. plowin21532

    plowin21532 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Where are they located
     
  14. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Interesting. Thank you, I didn't know such a thing even existed.
     
  15. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    containers sold locally thanks for the interest