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Really?!?!?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by paponte, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Came across this today, delivering salt at a company we supply to. Can you spot the problem with this 2 yard bucket?

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  2. Reliable Snow and Ice

    Reliable Snow and Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    one side is deeper than the other
     
  3. Reliable Snow and Ice

    Reliable Snow and Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    hooks no centered?
     
  4. Reliable Snow and Ice

    Reliable Snow and Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    flat back and not rounded

    has to be the flat back shorting customers of salt
     
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    It's really only a 1 yard bucket, if that.
     
  6. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    looks like they welded a plate in the bottom to short customers of salt
     
  7. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Really?!! I would flip if I caught them shorting me salt especially with a bucket like that
     
  8. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    DING DING DING!! i couldn't believe it when I saw it. It's a 2yd bucket with a metal plate (notice the flat "bottom") welded right smack down the center of the bucket!
     
  9. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    I have a hard time seeing how that would actually play out. We've got a dump-bed on our F350 and I know that it holds pretty close to 4 CY without sideboards, or 6 CY with the sideboards on. If someone was loading me and claimed 50% more was there than actual, it would be pretty obvious.
     
  10. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    How do they sell the salt ? Buy the ton, yard or bucket ? Maybe there is a legit reason (I doubt it), like the bucket was bought as a light materials bucket & would be unsafe on that machine full of salt. Doesn't hurt to ask ? At least they know your paying attention, may save an argment later. I know on my 773, the smaller bucket (3/4 yd) is fine (but can get tipssy) when loading but if the snow bucket is on I need to watch how full it gets. I now have an employee salting as well so I'll have to make sure the small bucket stays on.
     
  11. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    That's what I had originally thought, maybe they set it up to measure a cubic yard exactly. I asked the machine operator how many yards that bucket was and he replied two. I'll have to ask the actual owner when I run into him. I just find it kind of wierd to ruin a perfectly good 2yd bucket to measure out one yard.
     
  12. SF Supply

    SF Supply Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    That's exactly why you sell by the ton. A ton is a ton is a ton.
     
  13. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I have a 2 yard V.
    If I was filled and then handed a weight sheet that claimed 4 there would be a pretty big debate at the check out gate.
     
  14. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    IN CT the state has a weight and measurement department. They check scales at grocery stores and quarries, measure gallons and fuel stations and even checks busckets for landscape supplies. Any legitimate supplier here will have the bucket measured and marked and have the paperwork from the state to back it up. Otherwise you can get fined etc. Most people here load the bucket and give it a shake so that it is slightly heaped. Better to give the customer a bit more and not have any complaints.
     
  15. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    here a thought....maybe they had a 2 yard bucket and they only wanted to load one yard at a time...ie: customers that wanted one or three yards... that way the operator know how much he is putting in... instead guessing what one yard of material looks in a 2 yard bucket
     
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    That works great until it is wet.

    I think some here are jumping to conclusions.
     
  17. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    This makes perfect sense.
     
  18. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Except the guy running the machine is telling the OP that it is a two yard bucket. If, that's what he said it's deception.
     
  19. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    I wouldn't know, but I highly doubt it.

    Who would not notice being shortchanged by half?
     
  20. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    Some guys that have worked for me in the past.:sleeping::dizzy: