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Best storage

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by coopdogg725, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. coopdogg725

    coopdogg725 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Where do you guys store your slat during the winter? I might have about 150 tons coming and I have read in other forums everyones opinion on this, but where do you guys keep your salt during the winter? This is your regular nothing special parking lot/driveway salt. Thxs for your input guys.
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Just pile it on pavement and put a really good tarp over it, with lots of skids to hold it down or put up mafia blocks and a Coverall on top. This is a bad pic of mine with no salt in it, it's 30 x30 and it holds roughly 150 ton of salt.

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  3. coopdogg725

    coopdogg725 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Wow, nice set up, thxs bud
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    hey ,...Great set up, one of the best iv seen
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    what do you expect from a professional like JD:D
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Well, obviously you don't know me very well. We got our first Coverall 5 years ago, like it so much, bought another one the next year for our other yard. The 30 years before that we used big tarps with skids to hold it all down, so I've paid my dues.:D
  7. Patrick34

    Patrick34 Senior Member
    Messages: 102


    JD Dave, I like the roof/cover-all for the salt depot. I am going to purchase the same thing for my salt depot this fall. Two questions if you don't mind sharing any info: (1) did you install it yourself, and if yes, how big of a project to install. (2) are these roofs somewhat managable to take down and move to another location?

    The reason I ask is I want to purchase a roof like yours, but I may be moving to another shop location in another year or so and I would have to move the salt depot and roof.

    Thanks for any info.
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I have the more expensive permanent Cover-All, so they are harder to install. I did not do it myself but I helped a friend of mine install the cheaper version and it was actually quite easy. The cheaper version doesn't have webbed trusses and can probably be put up in about a day with 3 or 4 guys. This was one of the best investments I have ever made.
  9. SpeedyGreenInc

    SpeedyGreenInc Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    How much did the setup you have cost you?
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    The blocks were $125 delivered x 45= $5625 and the Coverall was pretty close to $6000, so around $12000 for everything plus cement. We have another one exacttly the same at our other yard and it sits on pavement. You can buy cheaper Coveralls but we wanted one that would last a long time. You also might be able to buy cheaper blocks then us, depends on your area.
  11. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    The cover-all is a pretty sweet unit. cet has the same thing on concrete and I think its pretty slick.

    BUT... if you're on a budget the tarp deal works out fine:waving: