1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

New Salt Bin

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Longae29, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    Here are a couple pics of our new salt bin.(50x50) I will post more when we get the asphalt floor in, and the clearspan over the top.

    Picture 253.jpg

    Picture 252.jpg

    Picture 251.jpg
     
  2. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Looking good. What are those walls made of?
     
  3. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Where did you purchase the concrete sections you have there? Interested set up. I hope they will take them impact of machines pushing against them, they don't seem that thick
     
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Thats what I was thinking too. Nice and clean but doesnt look more than 6" thick. Good luck with it.
     
  5. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    The sections are 10'' thick pieces of "spancrete"....we are in the process of welding angle beams for additional reinforcement.
     
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Looks nice and clean, what did they run you? (if you dont mind me asking)
     
  7. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    Spancrete is cool stuff, Kerkstra Precast in Grandville MI makes it (atleast around here).
     
  8. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    How much salt will that hold roughly
     
  9. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Great idea! I don't think I've ever seen it used for this app before. I wouldn't worry one bit about 10" plank being strong enough for this either, that stuff is amazingly strong.

    What are your plans for protecting the steel?

    BTW, I don't know if you got some kind of deal on thst stuff or not, but there's company down near Beloit that makes the stuff alot cheaper.. Regardless, it looks great. :drinkup:


    "Spancrete" is actually the major manufacturer here, as they've been at it since 1953.
     
  10. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,752

    Looks really neat there! I would love to get a yard like that some day for my equipment!
     
  11. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    That looks nice!! I like those walls.....a lot. Great idea.:salute:
     
  12. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    got the first two loads in the new bin.....makes it look even bigger now.

    the last picture is our old bin....still jam packed from last year.

    Picture 289.jpg

    Picture 290.jpg

    Picture 291.jpg
     
  13. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Looks great....have a great winter
     
  14. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Looks Great!!!!!!.........I bet those neighbors behind Love your Loader at 3am...Is the back-up alarm working...:laughing:...
     
  15. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Great looking setup. Have not seen anything like that. Looking forward to seeing the finished pics. Good luck this season!
     
  16. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    There is a real steep embankment up to the condos on top of the hill that must deflect the noise because we've never had a complaint....but no, the skidsteer that we leave here to load salt doesnt have a backup alarm.
     
  17. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 Member
    from KY
    Messages: 49

    Is that a Boxer loader? How do you like it? Tell us about it and more pics.
     
  18. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    by the cab it looks like a gehl unit.
     
  19. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    pro touch is correct, its a gehl. We've been very happy with it. I've only used it for loading/stacking of snow, but it was easy and smooth for that. we bought it new a few seasons ago, and its been very reliable ever since.
     
  20. JJSLandscape

    JJSLandscape Member
    Messages: 55

    longae, what made you go with that new setup. our current bins are setup like your former salt bin-mafia blaock with shelterlogic covers over them. what did it run you for cost if you dont mind me asking? i have a buddy that does steel so i could easily do the beams. looks like you went in the right direction and i'm wondering what the cost savings were?