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How much space does lets say 50 ton of salt take up?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by kruser6, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. kruser6

    kruser6 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 36

    Looking to build an area for 50 ton. I have a 35 foot by 10 foot concrete pad that I ripped down an old garage from a year ago. I would like to build some walls on it and build a tarp system. How big of an area would I need for that?
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    If you added another 10 ft to the width of the pad you should be okay.
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    That is plenty big enough for 50 tons.

    Easy math, 50 tons is close to 50 cubic yards. 50 cubic yards is 1350 cubic feet.
    You have 350 sq.' so divide 1350 by 350=3.857' high if you fill every inch. So make the walls 6' high or more and the middle 10' high with the roof and you are good.

    My shed is 36X30 and we can get 200 tons in without being too close to the front.
  4. kruser6

    kruser6 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 36

    Thank you very much for the information. That was the most straight forward answer I have received!
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Kruser, what do you have for a loader/tractor?
  6. kruser6

    kruser6 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 36

    Working on it. I am new to the business, but everyone has to start somewhere. I don't have anything yet at this point.
  7. avalanche559

    avalanche559 Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2

  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I would suggest a skidsteer. Super maneuverable, and they generally lift much more than an a farm/utility tractor of similar horsepower.
  9. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Ditto on skidsteer comment!
  10. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    You can jamb 50 ton in a shipping container.

    As far as a loader I would suggest anything that is DEPENDABLE !
    A pos skid loader is useless at 2 am :D