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Salt Storage

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Rc2505, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Ok fellas I have a question. For leftover salt, how do you store it through the extra 9 months a year without it clumping up, or just plain disolving? I have an oppertunity to buy 35 tons that is leftover from a guy that is out of business, and don't think I will use up anywhere near that much more than I already have. So my delima is I don't want to waste the money if it is going to be ruined sitting over the summer.
     
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    In my limited expierience with salt, I've been plowing forever but this is my first year working with salt. I'd say cover it as well as possible, prevent run-off getting to the pile and store it on pavement. You will probably get a crust over the top couple/few inches but once broken through it should be OK. We store ours like this, it is however treated with Magic, I don't know what if anything that changes.
     
  3. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    we keep about 150 tons in our covered bin year round .In the summer we put tarps over it and then in december it usally gets a thin crust that we break up with one of our loaders , although last season because it was so dry , the salt stayed crust free.
     
  4. FIREDUDE26

    FIREDUDE26 Member
    Messages: 89

    can you spray something in your salt pile to keep it from getting crusted? i buy bulk and it seems with in a hour the stuff is crusted and hard to spread. will magic help?
     
  5. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    Cover it well and treat it if possible. Mix it w/a loader at the begining of the next season and you should be fine.