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New salt bin.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by snowpro1, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. snowpro1

    snowpro1 Member
    Messages: 52

    Just finished a new salt bin. 10x20 Garage tent on top. 2 rows of block (5') tall. Should be able to get about 75 yards in it.




  2. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    nice, looks good snow pro
  3. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    I have the exact same shed right down to the building. You stole my idea!
  4. Freddy130

    Freddy130 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    looks real good! Your plate is falling off the loader fyi;)

  5. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks good, I wish I had something like that for my trailer.
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Nice looking shed but I think 75 yards is going to be a very tight fit.
  7. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,808

    I'd run some 1"x6" for extra support up top there. The 4' span is too wide. The last load of concrete that fell from the sky made my shelter like that bow pretty good.

    Great idea thou.
  8. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    I want to build something like that. But I gotta get some bigger salting accounts first.

    THE-BOSS-PLOWS Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    You better put something up so no one comes in at night and steals the salt.
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Very tight. :nod:
  11. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Looks great
  12. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    That is the perfect setup. I need one just about that size and I would be set. Good Job!!!
  13. snowpro1

    snowpro1 Member
    Messages: 52

    Thanks guys! That's 25 in it now. Gonna stack it high and a little outside.LOL
  14. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    We've got one like it too. We almost lost it during the 40+ mph winds on thursday and friday. Added a bunch of ratchet straps and drilled the concrete anchors a lot deeper. I guess we need to over do it with the winds we get around here.
  15. snowpro1

    snowpro1 Member
    Messages: 52

    I was going to just blast it into the block with a hilti, but I think anchoring it w/straps at a higher point on the tent is a little more secure, just dont over tighten them.
  16. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Looks like you did a good job with the anchoring straps. We drilled the concrete for some heavy anchors and put 2 bolts at each metal post but with that kind of wind it just couldn't take it. We drilled them a lot deeper and added the straps like you did so I think we will be ok now.
  17. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    is that a chevy hhr with a light bar on the roof ?
  18. AIMscapes

    AIMscapes Member
    Messages: 38

    Very nice shed. It looks like that loader will barely fit when scooping the salt out of the way back. I have a setup like that at my shop for storing pulverized topsoil. I think that you should be okay unless you get a lot of snow on top of it. Good luck.
  19. snowpro1

    snowpro1 Member
    Messages: 52

    Yeah... that's my little 30 mpg pick up beater. Love it.
  20. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    looks good. a couple straps in an x across the back would help keep it from wracking in the wind.. we've got a couple of those buildings in real windy spots. usually end up boarding in the ends