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Loading salt with excavator

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by sven1277, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    Just wondering who else uses one to load their salt. We use a Tackeuchi tb135 to load at the shop. My skid and tractor are on job sites plowing. I'm finally buying a 36" smooth lip bucket for it so it will at least twice as fast as the 18" on it now.
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,782

    Pictures please....
  3. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    I did that for two years also. I just put two big bin block right in front of the excavator to block the salt from coming underneath the undercarriage, that way you can crowd the salt in and get a full bucket. Best advice I can give you is to take a piece of plastic sheeting and cover the floor and up the side of the can and tape it in. That way your boots don't track salt into the cab. In the spring you pull that plastic out and all the salt goes with it.