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New Salt Bin Pics

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Drottlawn, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    After many years of saying I was going to build a new salt bin, I finally did it. Last one was made of 2x6 lumber which lasted 6 years. I could not baby the old one any more. Now the new and improved. Extended the concrete floor back 8 more feet to make some more room and up sloped it so water doesn't run into the pile anymore. Salt is on order. Next thing will be some sort of coverall. Tarp will work for now.

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  2. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Looks good. If or when you get a chance you may want to reconsider restacking them so that they all interlock. Stacked in individual piles like that they will have the tendency to want to tip right over on you.
     
  3. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I was going say same thing on the interlocking them
     
  4. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I know brick pattern would have been better, but they had no corners or half blocks left. Plus my buddy has three bins like this and has had no problems. But thanks for the advice! Maybe next year! :laughing:
     
  5. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Maybe get rid of the tree while you are at it. I can see a limb falling thru your nice new coverall a few weeks after you put it up. Even if its on your neighbors side im sure you have every right to cut back your side.
     
  6. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    not to beat a dead horse here but technically I think you could have still done the brick pattern with the blocks you had. lay the first row down as is, then set the next block on top offset by 1/2. But what the hell do I know I run tailgate spreaders.... I'm sure it will suit your needs just fine those fuckers are heavy
     
  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,096

    Yea you dont need special corner blocks either. You just chip off the tongue on top.

    Everything else looks great. Cant wait for the day when i can get some property and build a set of bins for landscape stuff
     
  8. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    I doubt youll have any issues as long as you dont push them with the loader.
     
  9. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Totally agree. It has been trimmed back already. The pic makes it look like it is going over the bin, when in fact I cut it straight up. It also is a mulberry which are dirty nasty trees! Definitely wouldn't miss it.
     
  10. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    a mulberry tree is just a weed that never got pulled 10 years ago
     
  11. Rat_Power_78

    Rat_Power_78 Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    We built some bins this spring with that same block, but as corners or halfs were not available to us, we notched the bottom of our corner blocks so they would sit over the back row of block yet still retain the top ridge to in theory help interlock them. My guys didnt do the best job with the cuts, but it did the job and is most likely overkill. Not sure if that makes sense, kinda hard to explain without a picture. Either way, its way stronger than what you had.

    One other thought- we backfilled with 3/4" minus (Class 5 gravel) at least half way up the bottom course on the back and tamped it in good to help hold the block in place when scooping out of the pile. I will be watching for your covering, as I still have to do that to mine.
     
  12. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Filled up at my supplier this morning and took note that their huge double bunker is made the same way as the pics above--they push into it with machines as big as a JD644k and it stays together... I've been buying salt out of that bunker for around 10 years, and it wasn't new then either...

    I'd rather see it interlocked though... if I was building one I would try to.