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storing salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by clark lawn, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i have about 1500-1800 pounds of salt in my dump truck and i dont want to just waste it. what can i do to store it til next winter? i have a shop were i can store it inside, i was thinking about a couple of large plastic bins with lids on them. 2 times they perdicted winter storms so i went and got loaded and then nothing happened .
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you are going to keep it inside you could buy a couple of garbage cans, they are pretty cheap. You won't be able to lift them back in your truck by hand. 5 Gallon pails work great also. They hold about 60lbs.
     
  3. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i mught do the garbage can thing have to see which is cheaper. ill use a 5 gallon bucket to load and unload.
     
  4. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Its best not to "get Loaded" before a winter storm as you need all your wits about you.:jester: As to the storage of salt. I have mine under cover all summer long, however its best that it can "breathe" so you dont get the humidity locked in. Last year I had about 24 Ton left over under a "greenhouse " type structure, facing south west with the front open.tymusic:salute:
     
  5. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i had no choice but to get loaded before the storm hit. the last one was supossed to hit on a sunday afternoon into evening and the place i get salt from closed at noon on sat. there was a 90% chance of snow 3-5 inches on sat. by sunday it had moved south and we got about .25"
     
  6. plownoob

    plownoob Senior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 128

    sos storage bins. Weather tite so you can keep the stuff outside. I've seen them with like 1/2 - 1 ton capacity. Think theyre around like $200-$400.