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How much salt will a 72" low profile skidsteer bucket hold?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by CK82, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. CK82

    CK82 Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    I am selling some salt to a friend tomorrow. I'm trying to find out how much salt a 72" low profile skidsteer bucket will hold (Level bucket)? I believe it is around 1200lbs. but I am not certain. Please help!

    Thanks, Chris
     
  2. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    I would "guestimate" it at 3/4 of a yard.
     
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    It would be a lot closer to a 1/2 yard

    Just put one scoop in your buyers truck and go with him and weight it
     
  4. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    measure the bucket up and run the volume numbers?
    no label on the back giving the cubic measurement?
     
  5. I would say 1/2 yard too. But If you are guessing 1200lbs that is closer to 1 yard. 1 Yard is approx 1400lbs.
     
  6. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    On the back of a 72" Cat bucket it says .52yrd
     
  7. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Our 72" cat bucket holds 1200lbs plus or minus. I have weighed it.
     
  8. CK82

    CK82 Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    I filled it (20) five gallon buckets of salt. Which hold approximately 45lbs. The bucket was pretty much level at the time but it would be easy to add another 200lbs. with out really noticing the difference. So it holds between 1000-1200lbs. Thanks for the help guys, appreciate it.

    Chris
     
  9. nhpatriot

    nhpatriot Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    my 84" bucket level = 20.8cu.ft. , heaped it's a yard. Yard to of sand is generally 1.25 ton ish
     
  10. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Why post something that isn't at all relevant? Question was 72" bucket and SALT.
     
  11. JGraham

    JGraham Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    John Deere says .78 yards on my 72"
     
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    must not be a lo pro then
     
  13. nhpatriot

    nhpatriot Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    trying to be helpful, apparently I was not, I just saw that it said SALT not SAND, my mistake. Giving a precise measurement of a bucket size is helpful, if it is a dividable amount.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  14. nhpatriot

    nhpatriot Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    blah blah blah sorry for wasting your time NICHOLS. Read onto another post.