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math test

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by snowman55, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    New salt bin.Math test how much will this hold? 30'x41'x15' canopy 4 foot tall walls. I think I know but my number seems a little low. saltbin.jpg

    saltbin.jpg
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    is this a multiple guess question? Cause if it is you gotta tell us or it's entrapment and that's again the law.
    I say B.
     
  3. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    no multiple guess. I was looking for a number based on a formula not a guess. I get a few answers and I will state my answer then next week I will post what actually fit.
     
  4. J&L

    J&L Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 79

    230-250 ton would fit if you came all the way up your 4' sidewalls and how well you stack it
     
  5. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,689

    10 Tons and 7450 Cases of Beer......What do I win......:drinkup:
     
  6. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    I think this is right..

    To fill the WHOLE bin should be
    v=pi x R2 xH...divide by 2 because its BASICALLY half a cylinder then /27 to get cubic feet

    3.14 x361 (19x19) x 41 = 46,475.14 / 2 = 23,237.57 / 27 = 860 cubic yards

    of course you can't fill it completely full:nono:
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
  7. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
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  8. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    Yes..then convert to cubic yards by dividing by 27
     
  9. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,612

    Problem with that calculation is you cant stack the salt all the way to top. Its going to be 220 to 230 yards depending on how high you can pile it up in the middle.
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    I'm going with 225.
     
  11. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,689

    Cant stack against back wall to high......Im going with 221......:drinkup:
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    221x1260\ton=lots of revenue.
     
  13. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Yes. I completely agree with that but for rough estimating it's a lot better than just guessing.
     
  14. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    254 cubic yards,but you will need to ad two more blocks on the rear wall.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
  15. Maclawnco

    Maclawnco Senior Member
    from OH
    Messages: 628

    Isn't the top more of a pyramid vs a half cylinder?
     
  16. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    300 ton. Do I win?
     
  17. Superior L & L

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

    It's easy to comment after its built. But I would have gone at least 4 blocks high
     
  18. Superior L & L

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

    Ohh and I guess 220.75 yds of dry salt. 219.63 if it has a high moisture content
     
  19. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    Any more estimates? I will post my math tomorrow . Next week salt comes on I will post pics with exact amount.
     
  20. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    This made me laugh... :laughing: