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salt weighs?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mowing king, Feb 27, 2001.

  1. mowing king

    mowing king Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    About how much does a yard of pure salt weigh?
  2. 66Construction

    66Construction Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    The People where I buy salt told me a yard of pure salt weighs about a ton or a little more, I don't knoe for sure though because they dont weight the truck after they load it. It sags my 3/4 ton pu like it's about a ton though. there was a thread on here not too long ago with the unit weight for salt in it.
  3. iowastorm

    iowastorm Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    That's about right. One yard of salt is around one ton.
  4. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    I thinkt hat the Salt Institute says salt weighs 2130 (or close to that number) per ton.
  5. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    If it weighs 2130 then that is not per ton cause a ton is 2000lbs. I think he meant per yard.
  6. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    You guys are right about 2130 per yard.It is close enough to being equal and we charge the same price per ton or yard.

    Some customers think they are getting a bargain,because they think that a yard of salt weighs a lot more then a ton.
    Even some of my competition don't know what salt weighs.

    Gotta love it.
  7. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Well I sell salt and mix by the yard. Although I count a yard in number of skid steer buckets used so I am not super accurate.
  8. n y snow pros

    n y snow pros Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    A yard of pure salt wieghs 1960 lbs.It is less than a ton
  9. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    My pocket reference book lists fine salt as being 2025lbs per cubic yard,and course salt as 1350 lbs per cu. yd.either way salt is much lighter than wet course sand at 3510 lbs per cu. yd.I can feel the difference when my hopper is heaped with sand,A yd of salt wont squat my truck,a yd of sand sure does.
  10. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Yes Mr.Parker,

    But we don't ever get the pure thing,by the time it gets to us everybody and their mother has touched it.:D

    And if you try and call Mr. Parker his real number is 845-485-4200.

    Do ya see what I have to do for this guy.I feel like his babysitter. The heck with him,I should leave the old number and you guys can call me.:D
  11. MusGuy

    MusGuy Member
    Messages: 65

    It weighs enough

    Enough to know that you do not overload your truck and that, you watch the guy as he loads it so he does not break anything, especially when they drop it from 20ft....
  12. n y snow pros

    n y snow pros Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Mike you are always so thoughtful,what a hump!