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got my first salt delivery

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Kramer, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Well, got my first salt delivery for this year.

    Should last at least half the year. I might have ordered a little too much, but we'll see how the year goes.:rolleyes:


    salt pile 1.JPG

    salt pile 3.JPG
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's it? I use that much on my Fries!:rolleyes:
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    That's alot of salt, I thought your price for that much would be a little cheapers. How many thousand ton is there anyway?
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    So was that delivered via cargo ship or what? Holy cow that's a lot of salt...and nice Bobcat on top of the pile :waving:
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I wonder if that road beside the first picture ever gets snow on it. That might last 1/2 the year if it is like last year.
  6. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    First load eh' must have been a twin steer WesternStar, they(dot) wont let us cary that much in one load we would probably have to make 2or3 trips

    Here is my salt pile i don't like tarps so i built a roof LOL
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Yeah PJ likes to take pictures of peoples websites and say they are his own. LOL. BTW PowerJoke can I call you PJ.
  9. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    lousy plagerist----Oh wait your talking about me;)

    yea P.J. is O.K. heck that rhimes

    I bet that Kramer And Fernalddude both load out of the same pile but fernalddude bags his firstLOL

    Kramer how many tailgate hoppers do you have?
  10. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    He's got 25 mexicans running around with these things...
  11. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    That's a HUGE pile of salt- how many tons was that? That had to be a lot of $$$$ to lay out for salt!
  12. Lubold8431

    Lubold8431 Member
    Messages: 92

    OMG, that was the funniest thing... I just burst out laughing when I read that...
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    We could call you worst things. It's only been the last 4 years that we have had a Coverall to store our salt in. Well we actually have 2, that hold around 150 ton each. For the 20 years before that all we used was big round bale tarps, which worked really well unless it was windy or snowing. When it would snow 6" or more you would spend an hour shovelling the tarp off and boy was that fun.
  14. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Actually, there's 30 mexicans----a couple have to share a spreader. The last 2 just use the 5 gallon buckets and a soot shovel. But they get paid well.

    Of course this thread is a joke---that's the salt supplier down the road...the pile is about 25 ft tall and 500 long, and then it takes an L shape. They bring it in on the train...the tracks are just out of the picture. That's a T300 on top of the pile--can't see it well, but that must take some stones to drive that thing up there. No idea how many tons are there but I guess a ton is just under a cobic yard so the pile is about 13,888 or so cubic yards. I didnt actually measure it for those who will ask! But 500 long x 30 wide by 25 tall....pretty big pile! And yeah, they get $63 /ton....so thats about $875,000 sitting there. I assume they do have to buy a new tarp once in a while.
  15. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    You should of ran with it Kramer! We all just thought you were big time. You probably buy bags anyhow.
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I would have ran with it a little further, I was believing everthing. The Mexican's would like the Epoke drop spreader, they work better with bulk salt. LOL
  17. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    thats a lot of salt there i bet they have a lot to deal with with the DEP....and $63/ton is kind of expensive