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A yard of Magic Salt = lbs?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by wxmn6, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    Approximately how many pounds of Magic Salt is in one yard? I know that one ton is equivalent to 2000 pounds, but John Parker sells them per yard.
  2. paul soccodato

    paul soccodato Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    if i remember correctly, 1 cu yard of salt is around 2500#
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    According to my chart (courtesy Chuck Smith) a yard of course salt is 1350#. I would guess the Magic used to coat a yard of salt (8 gallons?) wouldn't add more than 50#.
  4. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Paul, your number is for sand.
  5. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    From the Fisher Owner's Manual...

    Fine Salt - Dry 2,025 lbs/cyd
    Coarse Salt - Dry 1,431 lbs/cyd

    And like Mick said, add roughly another 60 # for the Magic.

  6. paul soccodato

    paul soccodato Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    oops, sorry about that.

    i looked at my ticket from my supplier and it was for 2 yards.

    i went back and looked it up in my weight chart, and i came up with 48# per cu ft for coarse salt, so it would be 1296#.

    thanks for the correction
  7. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330