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Where do you keep your bulk salt?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jlouki01, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    This year I want to take advantage of some of the cost savings of buying salt in bulk.

    Around here bagged salt goes for .06 / lb and bulk is .03...

    Where do you guys store your salt during the winter? Our facility leaves us with endless possibilities for storage.

    Pictures?
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Our city has a large dome/cone structure that it is kept in, and a lot of companies around here build mafia block containment box with a arched canvas top to it.
     
  3. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    How much are you looking to store?
     
  4. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    I agree with MCW. My buddy did it like this. He made it out of the mafia blocks, with 3 sides. About 4 or 5 feet off the ground and he put one of those car port things over it, the one with the sides. It must hold about 5-8 yards give or take. He made 3 of them, one he uses for his plows and spreaders in the off season. He has no other building to store them in just an office trailer.
     
  5. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Mafia block for walls with a portable car port on top of it. Smaller bins just get a tarp. Ours holds 75 tons worth that sits on site.
     
  6. 01FordPlower

    01FordPlower Member
    from PA
    Messages: 60

    If you have contracts lined up for the following season, just tell the customer that you got a great deal on salt and you will pass that saving down to them when you service their facility. Of course we only store it on our large sites, like around the back of the site, or somewhere away from the building where no one parks. You couldn't store the salt on like a small restaurant parking lot.
     
  7. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Are mafia blocks the same thing as big concrete legos? Alos anyone try storing in a shipping container, if so how do you load/unload the salt?
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Mafia blocks are the lego thing. There are a few on here that use shipping containers. You would need a bobcat or a loader of some sort to load and unload.