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Steel Storage Containers

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JB1, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. JB1

    JB1 Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    For those that use them, how many tons of bulk salt can you get in a twenty of forty foot box?
  2. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    I have a 20 footer and put 17 tons into it last week and it didn't come close to filling it. I'd guess I could put another 17 or more in, especially if I put a sheet of plywood near the front to hold it back and just dumped over it.
  3. JB1

    JB1 Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    Thank You, that's the kind of info I was looking for, had no idea what one would roughly hold.
  4. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    use 2x12's or 2x8's instead of plywood. You can then take out a little at a time. Taking out a sheet of plywood is easy, the weight of the salt will do it.