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Simply question asking for a simply answer!!!

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by NFDDJS, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. NFDDJS

    NFDDJS Member
    from USA, NH
    Messages: 92

    So a bunch of us have been talking about how much ONE yard of road salt weighs.

    We all know we will not have a weigh that is the same every time because of how dry or wet it is but give us a general weight.

    I dont want to see your formula or anything we are just looking to see what other guys are getting for weights and then we can add them up and average them out.. Thanks for your time
     
  2. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    Roughly 1.6 ton per cubic yard
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    My 50 pound bags weight about 50 pounds each.
     
  4. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    About one ton
     
  5. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    1.367456 Tons.......
     
  6. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,770

    Matson, you are way off, I came up with 1.367457 tons (roughly) :laughing:

    Bossman
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    the difference is ,he threw out the chicken wing bone before he got on the scale.
     
  8. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985




    :laughing:......Sorry. I have been Drinking....:drinkup:
     
  9. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,770

    Nope its my fault! I called corporate, weighed my trucks, re-weighed my salters, and relieved myself :drinkup: lol, and and you are right. On a side note, now I have to redo all my contracts!

    Bossman
     
  10. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    2160 +/- 5% for moisture allowance. Has worked well for me.

    If your salt weighs 1.367456 tons/yard, then you had better put it on a diet...stupid hungry salt.

    :mechanic:
     
  11. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    Halite etc.

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    It depends upon a number of things including:

    1. whether the product is solar salt from the Caribbean, Southern Europe or North Africa.
    2. whether it is Texas or Louisiana Halite
    3. Halite from any of the northern mines
    4. salt dust percentage
    5. Moisture
    6. how the product is stored prior to sale

    Your bettor off just using the standard 94 pounds
    per cubic foot figure which is the standard for all testing purposes
     
  12. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    If you mix that Ton of Salt with Kerosene and light it on Fire while spreading it.....That Ton will cover a Whole Lot more Area than untreated Salt....:eek:....:nod:.....:waving:
     
  13. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    :laughing:!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079


    How much Kerosene? Would it make my 1981 Ranger carrying 4.5 ton overweight?
     
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Guess 1 ton to much.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    If you look at the curb, the water dept. had already been there to mark the water line. Maybe some kids thought it was a good idea to take the cones, just to get a Kodak moment.
     
  17. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985




    Approx..50 gallons of Kerosene per Ton of salt will achieve optimum Flame to Salt ratio...Thumbs Up.....:salute:
     
  18. monson770

    monson770 Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    that is the worst thing to happen infront of your house!!! not to mention the poor guy driving the truck! imagine when he went down, his head was saying "oh @#$%, my truck just blew up!!" then he comes to find out his truck wasn't the problem....
     
  19. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Umm...did I miss a day of class, Leon? 94???? So a yard weighs 2,538#?

    Um, what?

    :confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  20. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872



    No Trent you did not miss a day of class.

    The 94 pound "Dry" figure has been the standard
    for Deep Mined Halite for many many years.

    I full expect to discuss the higher efficiency of road graders
    for snow plowing larger areas in the next class due strictly
    to:

    1. their superior visibility.
    2. greater glass area for the operator.
    a. reduction of operator fatigue with the use of
    full suspension seating for the operator.

    3. The road graders advantage over plow trucks with greater work lighting ability and
    higher operator platform.

    4. the advantages of 6 wheel drive traction.
    a. greater adhesion/tracitve effort per horsepower hour.
    b. the benefit of snow chains for added traction.
    b. the added effect of snow chains for 4 wheel graders used in snow service.
    c. the added benefit of snow chains for 6 wheel road graders in snow service.
    d. the decisions required for the selection of the proper ice traction chain with regard to
    travel speeds between sites
    5. The effect of steel weight frame ballast for added traction/adhesion.
    a. the net effect of liquid ballast only for traction/wheel adhesion.
    b. the effect of liquid ballast for increased traction/adhesion on the rear two drive wheels.
    c. the effect of liquid ballast for increased traction/adhesion on the four drive wheels.
    d. the effect of liquid ballast for all driven wheels on four and 6 wheel graders with and
    without six wheel drive.
    e. the net added fuel consumption due to liquid ballast and ice chains for four and six
    wheel graders.

    6. the net higher efficiency of the articulating road grader for large plowing tracts.

    7.The net greater efficiency of the the road graders 12 foot cutting edge versus an eight
    foot plow blade per hour of plowed area.
    a. the added efficiency of an added 8-12 foot wing blade for snow plowing at operating
    speedsdue to the road graders greater adhesion/tractive effort per square foot of plowed
    area.
    b. The added benefit of HID road grader lighting for working in unlit areas
    c. The net increase in efficiency with the utilisation of remote vision cameras for rear blond spots and plow edges

    Study hard Trent.