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mini bagged salt storage

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by rock18201, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. rock18201

    rock18201 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 40

    I use these at a few of our bigger accounts to store extra bags of calcium or other specialty deicers incase of refeeze or for sidewalks


  2. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

  3. Dan85

    Dan85 Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Is it a Rubbermaid shed or another brand? It looks pretty durable.

    We used to do the same thing to house our blowers, but it's just way easier (for me) to just carry them in the back of the truck instead of fighting with ill fitting doors and frozen locks.
  4. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Good idea, where did you buy those and how much?

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    seems like a good plan
  6. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Good Idea. We actually buy 5gal buckets and put our logo on them and leave them outside commercial account entrances. It's a great marketing tool, and covers the most used route into the building even when you are not there. the only thing is try to leave them inside or else they tend to walk away.
  7. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    So by leaving a bucket at the entrance does the customer spread it or do you. Other than the marketing, I dont think you would leave the deicer there if you were not the one putting it down.

    I ask only because one of my customers asks for a bag by their front door, but they also spread it.
  8. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    I put buckets by the doors of my customers and fill them up. They to also have our logo on them and number. I use the buckets when I am there and they use them if they need throw a little salt down and I charge them per bag at the end of the month.The more they want to use the happier I am as I am making money for just keeping it filled up. They also appreciate knowing that they will always have salt on hand at all main entrances throughout the day.
  9. rock18201

    rock18201 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 40

    UPDATE: while transporting this to its location strap came off blew off truck and was pretty much destroyed. LOL to answer the question yes it sucks we got them at lowes. made by suncast. I may just get the big whit runnermade garbage cans and put our logo on those doubt they will get feet and walk away if filled they will be too heavy.
  10. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Exactly what burkarts said. It's cheap insurance for us and the client especially during the day. We supply the buckets and charge them to replace the product. If the entrance even remotely becomes icy while we are doing rounds, the client can sprinkle a little until we do a check up.
  11. cpmi

    cpmi Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 162

    Thanks for the great idea-as they say learn something new everyday! :salute:
  12. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    Cool idea. We have small (2'x2') boxes w/ foot levers that open the tops like a garbage can and a hand scoop in them. We put them by all of our industrial accounts doors and just keep them full of ice melt. The people that work there spread it as needed and we also use them when needed. It works really well and the entrances are normally salted before we even get there.
  13. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    i know ups has the garbage cans by entrances filled with salt and a spreader for them o use like you guys were saying.