Looking for ideas for salt storage container

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by giggity, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. giggity

    giggity Senior Member
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    We have several large accounts in a town that does not allow bulk salt to be stored on the ground, looking for ideas for a large container to hold the salt, the salt must not be touching the parking lot, need 9ft clearance and atleast 6 ft wide.. We were thinking a 30 yard dumpster and making a canopy roof over it.. Anybody else have any other ideas?
     
  2. CCSnow

    CCSnow Junior Member
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    High cube shipping container. Use a standard 20 foot and it does a decent job. Holds about 23 tons filling it with my skid steer bucket.
     
  3. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite Veteran
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    Do they make a 20’ High cube? Also the interior dimensions are only like 8.5’ on the high cube.
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Fill it in 15 minutes???
     
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  5. cjames808

    cjames808 Senior Member
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    He meant 20’ long. High ceiling height container.
     
  6. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite Veteran
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    Oh ok that clears it up!
    Those are’t 8.5’ inside, they’re 102 inches tall or 2590.8 millimeters
     
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  7. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Fanatic
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    He could use Boss Cubes.
     
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    giggity

    giggity Senior Member
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    This wont fit inside a storage container

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  9. FredG

    FredG PlowSite Fanatic
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    Shipping container or the dumpster with cover would work. I'm a little confused how you can spread it but can't store it. That's besides the point I guess. The two options you posted is all I see that will work that don't involve a lot of money..... Good Luck.
     
  10. CCSnow

    CCSnow Junior Member
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    I definitely assumed 9.5 was the interior, my bad. Looks like a 906 can be 8'1" to 8'8". So depends on your variant. I meant I use a standard height 20 footer with a skid steer.
     
  11. Ajlawn1

    Ajlawn1 PlowSite Veteran
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    I know a guy...
     
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  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Wonder if it's faster and cheaper with an Express Blower.
     
  13. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite Fanatic
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    To fill the container or salt the lot???
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Wait for it...wait for it....yes.
     
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  15. m_ice

    m_ice PlowSite.com Addict
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    The cat loader will not fit in a high cube, skid steer will and work for what it is but if you go that route the only benefit to a high cube is extra room as you can stack higher.
     
  16. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite Veteran
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    Build a bin, put boards down, bolt boards together cover with hoop shelter.
     
  17. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Do you have a hook truck or access to one? That seems like a pretty good idea. If you have a few of them, it would make it pretty easy to switch an empty box with a full one.

    Those dumpsters typically go pretty fair on Ritchie Bro's auctions from what I have seen in the past
     
  18. cjames808

    cjames808 Senior Member
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    My neighbor has a 20’ and it fit 25-30ish ton in it. And it’s a rental

    I loaded his truck out of it with Cat 252 skid and it fit. Real slow.

    Scooping was easy it falls forward as you scoop low. Tucking it back was harder. Apparently he got it in with a tool cat. I wasn’t there.

    We may be doing that this season at a school. We’ll see.
     
  19. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite Veteran
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    buy a salt only truck and carry more per trip from off site