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built new salt bin

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by bigearl, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I just built a salt bin inside my shop, it is 12x12 and 4 ft tall hopefully it keeps the salt dryer than it was last year ( outside )
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  2. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    nice work!
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I'd dump the tarp you'll be pissing and moaning with it gets stuck in the bucket
     
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I definitely think you'll achieve your goal of keeping your salt dryer :p Looks good, you should build me one!
     
  5. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    the tarp is no problem I have to shovel the salt in my tailgate spreader
     
  6. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Let us know how it works out, thats alot of shovleing how many ton are you getting
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Then I'd be pissing and moaning that you have to shovel!:help:
     
  8. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Looks good Earl :salute:
     
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Great job Earl. Only bad part would be the shoveling.
     
  10. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    nice earlwesport
     
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Nice Earl, much cheaper then bags.
     
  12. Superior L & L

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

    When salt was $42-$60 a ton it was way cheaper to shovel, but not with salt way way over a hundred, i dont know????? There may not be that much savings
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2008
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Around here I can still buy salt for $66/ton and bags are $200. I hate bags or shovelling, that's why I use a loader. LOL:drinkup:
     
  14. Danscapes

    Danscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    My question would be how much salt are you going to be putting in there? Those sides look like they might bust out if you heap up the pile, but I tend to over build things.
     
  15. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    Couldn't you rig up a small conveyor with a 3-4hp mower engine to load tailgate spreaders? Hell, even if it was hand crank it would be easier. I think it would pay for itself in the first year. Forget shoveling....and I'm 17, I couldn't imagine some of you guys killin yourselves loading those spreaders
     
  16. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    earl try buying 5 gal buckets, you can have them pre filled, and sitting in the bed of your truck with the lids on them , they each hold about 50 lbs, but its nice becasue you can load it on your off days, and not stress out your back doing it all at once

    whos yellow V box in the back round? fisher? or highway?
     
  17. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i had a SS breakdown 5 yrs ago, with no choice, i had to shovel 4 tons (2 loads) in a vbox, and i had the flu.... i paid for it a few days later with a trip to the hospital
     
  18. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I'm puttng 10 tons in there at 80 bucks a ton
     
  19. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I have a plastic tool box that I use for that purpose that is a pita to fill but I git r done
     
  20. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    The new salt bin looks good. I assume the tarp is there to protect the concrete. We have a concrete floor in our salt bin and in a few years we have very very little damage and ours is outside. I think with your salt being warm and dry it won't affect the concrete at all. JMO