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Loading Up Salt Trucks

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by KMBertog, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Hey Guys

    I figured I would share this with you. A quick little video I took tonight as we were loading salt for tonight/tomorrow's incoming snow system.


    1st one of the year in Chicagoland, baby! payup

    All my fellow Chicagoans, good luck this weekend!
  2. 518Landscapes

    518Landscapes Member
    Messages: 43

    Nice. Looks like you have a serious operation. liked the pics of all the trucks inside on a dif thread. The salt looks blue what do you treat with ?
  3. DobbinsINC

    DobbinsINC Member
    Messages: 61

    all i can say is... im jealous... in SE Pennsylvania there is nada in the forcast...guess ill keep doing cleanups...
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    That skid needs an operator. LOL
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Nice video. How many yards do you usualy put on them 1 tons?
  6. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    I agree! If anything, the truck should be parked on an angle inside the salt dome.
  7. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Haha, yeah we load as close to the pile as possible. At least you are all paved, we are only paved at the pile and a loading pad. Good luck tomorrow, make some coin! We still have 2 more weeks of cleanups!
  8. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    that has to take some time you need a bigger bucket or a bigger machine but it's looks like a great set up
  9. Brandon29

    Brandon29 Senior Member
    Messages: 235

    Thats a very nice sight to see! Its just starting here. Good Luck to you Keith!

  10. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    All of the salt that is spilled while loading gets cleaned back into the bin while one loaded truck exits and another backs up. None of it gets wasted, believe me.
  11. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I was thinking the same thing,lol Hopefully it was an enclosed cab. Tell him the foot pedal on the right curls the bucket. :laughing:
  12. .5racer

    .5racer Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    Get a grain auger and stop waisting salt. Set hopper at the salt pile and auger to the truck , less waist....WOW
  13. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    Nice video's......You should make a single thread for all of your equipment and video's though. I dont wanna miss some sweet equipment
  14. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Really nice video...good luck tonight
  15. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Skid needs a proper bucket for loading. Look for a tractor/loader bucket that is shallower and taller, will work a LOT better.
  16. sven_502

    sven_502 Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 390

    Learn to spell before you comment.
  17. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Got to love those old New Hollands.
  18. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Honestly about 5 pounds fell out, not a bid deal
  19. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Thank you for this comment! :)

    Do you all forget the industry we are in? Landscape/Snow removal.

    Have none of you ever spilled some topsoil/mulch/gravel/salt, etc.
  20. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Thanks Mercer. We put 4 buckets.... So I guess 4 yards? It's a large "snow bucket" we put on the skid that loads the trucks in the winter. Maybe not quite that much. Again, I am just guessing.

    We load the trucks fairly light these days since we have received a few overweight tickets before.