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Storage Boxes Onsite

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by redman6565, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    How many of you guys have storage boxes onsite? I was thinking of getting one for the 40 acre lot we have. figured i'd store the snowblower, some tools/oils, push salt cart and some sidewalk de-icer in there. hand shovels too.
     
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    We used to rent some for the winter from a company called MobileMini-worked great for us. We liked them because of their locking system. Dont know if they have any locations out your way or not.

    http://www.mobilemini.com
     
  3. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    i sort of wanted to buy one just so i can retrofit it with wall hooks, etc but i also talked with a local equipment rental company that wants to rent these out for only $200 for the season, not sure if i can beat that pricing
     
  4. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Thats a good price.
     
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    We keep all of our sidewalk stuff in a container on one site and it seems to work very well.
     
  6. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    I have a 8 x 20 and Keep my bulk salt in it... I actually fit 32 ton it.....Since I was storing salt they made me buy it......
     
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    ya shop is close enough (20 min) so i don't need/want to store salt onsite plus if the salt trucks are strictly salting machines so if they have to run back it's not taking away from the plowing crew. i'm thinking more along the lines of the bagged sidewalk de-ice and what not. nothing frustrates me more than when the sidewalk crew calls up and says they're one bag short or something stupid like that. then that 20 minute drive is taking away from plowing/shoveling etc.

    and hand shovels. it's amazing how many turn up "missing" after each snow storm, lol. i think the guys burry them on purpose :nono:
     
  8. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    We used containers for bag salt. Worked great, nice to have bag salt onsite all the time. Great for those random ice patches you might find on site checks.
     
  9. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    that's what i'm thinking
     
  10. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    plus now the guys aren't shoving bags of calcium onto the driver's seat. makes a mess of the cabs if the bags break accidentally