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Mafia Blocks in RI/CT

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by jb1390, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I am looking to construct a small salt storage bin and I am looking for concrete blocks. I called some concrete companies, and the only ones I can find are 3x3x6 and 6k+ pounds, $50 apiece. I can't move something that heavy-I am looking for 2x2x4 or maybe 2x2x6. Anyone have any in this area they want to get rid of-or anyone know where I can get some?
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Is there any way you could build a wooden bunker or is the concrete blocks your only option?
  3. threeleaf

    threeleaf Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    i can get 2x2x6 from a place in bristol if you want.. i think he gives them to us for 20 apeice cash 40 if paid by check... but they still are very heavy.. my deere 35zts wont pick them but my cat 246b skidsteer will a little..
  4. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I have a JD 300 industrial tractor....supposed to lift 3300 pounds (breakout force of 5000) which seems similar to the 246. What is the name of the place in bristol? I have a 10k trailer

    I could go with railroad ties or something else-but i was hoping to save some $$ with blocks, plus it will be next to impossible to damage with a machine.
  5. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    we get ours from Farmington Redi-Mix in Unionville

    they have both 8 and 4 footers i beleive...not sure about the price but i,m
    gonna say like 30 a piece
  6. threeleaf

    threeleaf Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    hey wingplow how are you? havent seen you in a while
  7. gmcsierra1500

    gmcsierra1500 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 151

    Mafia blocks

    Im in a simillar situation as you only have a small machine (Bobcat 773) but want to build a mafia block concrete bin. Called Enfield Transit Mix in Enfield, CT yesterday and they have 2x2x4 for $20 2x2x5 for $33 and 2x2x6 are $40. Im gonna go pick up some 2x2x4s Sat.
  8. PPP

    PPP Member
    Messages: 95

    This company Conigliaro Industries is in Framingham Ma. They have blocks made with cement and recycled plastic. They stock standard sizes and they can customize them as well. Supposed to be much lighter to handle. Gice them a call it might just be worth the drive if the weight is managable with a smaller machine. http://www.conigliaro.com/products/plascrete.cfm
  9. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Kobyluck sand + gravel has the blocks (2X2X4) for $20. i feel a bit better about 2x2x4 than 2x2x6, the area I need to take them is down a hill, so I don't want to risk losing control of the machine with a 3600 lb block off the front. 2400 lbs sounds manageable.

    they also have 2x2x6 for $30.