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How much salt in a bin...?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Sno4U, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    If I built a bin w/ 4 ft sidewalls and it measured 10 ft by 12 ft how much salt would it be able to hold. I would only fill it till it went up the sides about 2 ft.
    What's the math formula for figuring this out?
    Sorry for the dumba$$ question but I wasn't very good at math in school ...and yes I did graduate.
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    about 9 tons if its 2 feet deep
  3. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    10' x 12' x 4' / 27 = 17.7 yards length times width times depth divided by 27
  4. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    But, I was figuring, it'll be 2 ft at the sides, but it will be heaped up w/ a skid loader:)
  5. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    so less on the sides and more in the middle Still 18 tons you just took the stuff on the sides and put it in the middle
  6. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    in a 10 x 12 bin only going 2 feet up the sides your not going to be able to "heap" it up...
  7. snowandgo

    snowandgo Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    I don't have the formula, but a 20-24 ton load takes about a 15x20 area without walls. I've got a pile of about 8 ton taking up about 10x10 right now.

    I'd go a little higher than cretebaby and say 10-12 ton.

    And I agree, you don't have the room to heap it up.
  8. alfman

    alfman Member
    Messages: 32

    A ton of salt takes 25 cubic ft of space.