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How much weight does a 1.5 cu spreader hold?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by 2moresleeps, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131

    N-E-1? N knee one? En E one? Any 1? Any one? Eny one?
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    What material are you putting in it? dry sand 2000lbs@yd, wet sand 4000lbs@yd, dry road salt 1000lbs@yd dry #2 salt 1600lbs@yd all weights approximate settling may occur during shipping.
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Weight of Salt:

    Salt Cake @ 2430# per cubic yard
    Coarse Salt@ 1350# per cubic yard
    Fine Salt @ 2025# per cubic yard

    Weight of sand per yard:
    Coarse sand (dry) --2700#
    Coarse sand (wet)--3240#

    So muliply the figure for the material you'll use by 1.5
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2006
  4. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131

    The material will be salt only. The kind you buy from a second hand store....no seriously, it s just salt. Im hoping it will hold atleast 2500lbs of it. I just cant decide whether to use straight salt or salt and sand mix.
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    You will be very close to the 2500lb. weight. If you need more then put some boards around the top if it. Just make sure you have enough truck to do the work.
  6. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Good rule of thumb for anything like sand, stone, salt etc... is 1.5 tons per cubic yard.