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how much is a yard of salt weigh? b&b help.

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by juspayme, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. juspayme

    juspayme Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    first of all i dont know why salt spreader manufacutures wont just list the weight it going to hold. some guys say i yard is equal to a ton some say 3/4 of a ton some say 2400 pounds. iwould appreciate if you know and only if you know the correct answer someone could tell me.

    thanks rich.
     
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Thee is no correct answer.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
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  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Depends on how coarse/fine the salt is. The finer (is that a word) the salt, the more dense it is.
     
  5. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    More than 100 pounds and less than 7000. :D
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  7. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

  8. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    If it isn't bagged and has finer salt and has drawn in moisture (ie - which is what salt does) it could easily weight that. Some of the solar crap we got last year (it actually works well) is like table salt and picture table salt sitting in a salt bin...drawing in moisture.
     
  9. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    deicing salrt weights




    Salt for deicing whether it is halite or solar salt weighs 92 pounds per cubic footscreened to 30 mesh which is the typical screen cut to remove fines.

    wet packed sand weighs up to 130 pounds per cubic foot.

    dry sand is 90 pounds per cubic foot.


    :nod::drinkup::waving::waving:
     
  10. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Not always true. If it is WET and has ABSORBED (i.e.-therefore has moisture in it) a lot of water, snow, ice, etc. it will weigh more!
     
  11. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    salt etc.

    I was referring to dry salt out of the mine or in dry barn storage bins, I can not, would not like to be, held responsible for wet salt.
     
  12. juspayme

    juspayme Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    wheres b&b when you need him.lol
     
  13. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Salt is hydroscopic, it absorbs nothing.
     
  14. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    1 Yard Of Salt

    It depends on how much moister is in it, but as a rule of thumb 1 yard of salt weighs approximately 1 Ton. Give or take.

    I hope this helps you.
     
  15. noble@esitrucks

    noble@esitrucks Member
    from 20181
    Messages: 92

    using the above article:

    course salt = 1350lb per cubic yard
    fine salt = 2025 per cubic yard
    dry sand = 2700 per cubic yard
    wet sand = 3240 per cubic yard

    it can add up quickly
     
  16. juspayme

    juspayme Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    thanks guys
     
  17. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    It's all relative,but generally speaking untreaded road salt weighs in at 2,000 lbs. per yard.
     
  18. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    It's all relative,but generally speaking untreated road salt weighs in at 2,000 lbs. per yard.
     
  19. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    That is exactly it, "using the article above". What if that article is wrong? I have a 1' ruler sitting in front of me and it is pretty small. I have handled way more 80lb bags than I would like to admit and I know they are way bigger than a 1ft box.

    Maybe I will have to make a quick 1ft' box just to prove me wrong.
     
  20. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The stuff in bags is usually very coarse. Almost all the bulk I get has a bunch of fines in it.