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Salt storage in pick up bed

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by iceyman, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

    Looking to see if anybody fabbed any kind of bin to hold some bulk in the back of a pickup.. We have the bog ass salt dogg tailgate spreader and its a pita to put 15 bags in it.. Was thinking something we could load with skid then shovel into spreader.
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Before i purchased a Vbox, I put a tarp in the bed of a the truck, then picked up one of those waste management carry tarps, I would load the salt in that, cover it up and use a coal shovel to load it in the spreader. Worked great unles the salt got wet.

    If you're looking for a tote, snow ex makes something
     
  3. RMGLawn

    RMGLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    I built a box out of 2x4s and covered it with a tarp and shoveled bulk salt into my Salt Dogg tailgate salter. The box was just big enough to fit between the fender wells, and I could hold roughly 1.5 to 2 yards of salt. I might be able to find a pic of you need it
     
  4. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,408

    buy a 275 gal platic tank in a metal tote, cut the top off
     
  5. FourDiamond

    FourDiamond Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    We built a salt box on a wood pallet frame. The sides are 4 feet high, and the box is the size of the wood pallet. Using a pallet allows us to load it onto the truck prior to use. The front is a series of 1x 6 pine boards, the series of boards lets the driver shovel some off the pile, and when you get below the first board simply remove it. It makes it easier to shovel from the box. I'll post a pic tomorrow.
     
  6. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,987

    Or you can just cut out the "middleman" and buy a small v box.
     
  7. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

    We have a v box on another truck so this will do. And please post that pic when you can^^
     
  8. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 891

    Bolt 2 together and there's almost no waste from the loader bucket.
     
  9. FourDiamond

    FourDiamond Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Here are the pics of one of ours. Hope it helps.

    salt box 009.jpg

    salt box 001.jpg

    salt box 003.jpg

    salt box 005.jpg

    salt box 004.jpg
     
  10. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

    Nice design with the removable boards .. Thanks!!
     
  11. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
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  12. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

  13. pnoone

    pnoone Member
    Messages: 35

    Clever design with the removable boards. So the salt stays dry without any kind of plastic lining?
     
  14. FourDiamond

    FourDiamond Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    The box in the pics is used for 1B stone for unpaved lots. The normal salt boxes have a series of holes for bungee cords, add a small tarp over it and you're good to go.
     
  15. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

    Im almost done with mine.. Have to finish the front with at least top half removable like above. Then figure either a tarp or lid of some sort