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storage trailers for salt storage

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Mick76, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Trying to figure out how may cu yard I can fit in a trailer ... its inside dia are 1173 cu ft... I thought I just divide by 9 but that gives me 130.... that cant be right...is it? or do i divide by 27?

    Any input guys?

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. SGC08

    SGC08 Member
    Messages: 71

    27 cu ft per cu yard so divide by 27 = 43.44
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Yeah, divide by 27. Just remember that you cant use all of the front because the pile will slope down. You can get your 20 ton in there no problem.
     
  4. hunting white

    hunting white Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    We used 40 Foot Sea cargo Containers and generally if it was well stacked where between 30 and 40 tons unless we had room for Bagged materials on one end or wanted the skid inside.
     
  5. rs services

    rs services Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    are you guys talking about puting bulk salt in containers?
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    That's what they are talking about.:)
     
  7. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    I would think that would be time consuming more then anything.
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I think some of these guys drop these containers on site. They have dry material when they need it without having to drive to the yard or supplier. Might not be that bad if you keep it full on your down time.:drinkup:
     
  9. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    True. I suppose, an outdoor ramp with a skid steer and it wouldn't be so bad.
     
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    They put the box right on the ground. No ramp needed. Maybe a 2x4 to ease the edge, but thats it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I hope so. I was going on the thread title "Storage trailers for salt storage". If we're not, disregard my contents.
     
  12. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Oh no we hand shovel all 40yards into ours :)
     
  13. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Just so we are all on the same page, I was talking about shipping containers that sit on the ground. Maybe you are talking about transport trailers on wheels and you are putting skids of bagged salt in.
     
  14. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Ive heard mixed feed back on them. Great for a season or two then the bottoms fall out of them i here. also great idea to store a bobcat in the front of one that way you can lock it up safly, But i here it rusts the sh!t out of your machine
     
  15. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you are loading and unloading that container you are bound to spill some salt. I don't think I would want my skid sitting by the doors all winter.:cry:
     
  16. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Yeah right :rolleyes: :D