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Making your own Salt Boxes

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lynden-Jeff, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
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    Hey,

    Need a few salt boxes and im wondering if anyone has ever made there own out of plywood?

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  2. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    this ought to be interesting to see.
     
  3. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Really? They're only like $120 and they last forever. Why would you bother?
     
  4. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Where do you get yours, ive always been quoted $200 +
     
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Plywood ones suck, we've made some. We got ours from Total Equipment rentals for less then $150 and if your nice with them , they'll last 10 years.
     
  6. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Jeff, try Kooy, Priceless Products or a place in Hamilton-I cant think of their name now though.
     
  7. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    Yeah man just pay for them, save a headache. If you're really in a jam, I'd say weld an angle iron frame w/ PT plywood walls.
     
  8. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i hate to ask a dumb question but.......what the heck is a salt box?
     
  9. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

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    Salt bin Salt box, for sidewalk crews at condos, plazas, commercials etc.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2008
  10. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    ah' that makes perfect sence.

    i have thought about that before myself, but how do you keep people from stealing youre stuff?

    pj
     
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    People don't steal salt from them, I don't think so anyway.
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    No question is too dumb to ask here buddy.:drinkup:
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    x2:drinkup::drinkup:
     
  14. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    I do know the yellow city ones get stolen all the time lol. But ur right, no one steals private contractor bins or salt from them, atleast not that ive ever heard.

    Cheers
     
  15. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    lol, salt is a little higher priced this year , dont be surprised

    last year a few ppl got arrested , caught for stealing in this area
     
  16. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    in that case......what plow should i buy? and how much should i charge? lmao
     
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Are you doing resi or commercial?:D
     
  18. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    do you put bags in there or bulk?
     
  19. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    if hes just doing residential , tell him to use the spare ply wood left over form his salt box, and make a pusher for his truck
     
  20. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    either...its also not a bad place for a small push spreader and shoovels, if guys report dirrect to the site


    i saw a set up that i like alot, it looked liek a plast dome on a pallet, one side of it was like a roll up, so that way a bobcat could folk lift the entire pallet of salt in side of it, then pull the door shut