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Tons Per Hour

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by River Hill, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. River Hill

    River Hill Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    If you have a standard 8' V box, how many tons per hour of salt do you think you could spread, including loading time? Some of the lots would be wide open and others would be tight.
  2. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 473

    We put down 6 Tons in about 3hrs and cover about at 20 mile radius.
  3. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    with loading, about 3 ton (one box), in one hour on heavy ice........same load on light snow about 1.5 hour about 3 mile radius (very small town)
  4. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Brian You need a hydraulic undertailgate like my truck has. I can dump all 3.5 tons out of my truck in 35-55 mins. :D
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,031

    That is a question you can only answer. How open is your chute and how fast is your chain moving? Are you dropping a 1/4 ton at each place or 2 ton. Our 10 ft will empty about 4 or 5 ton in about 20 to 40 min depending on how it is set. We only have large lots and our smallest lot takes about 2 ton and our largest around 12 ton. Good luck with that.