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New to Bulk Salting

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JUSTBE, Nov 27, 2007.


    JUSTBE Member
    Messages: 52

    I am wondering how many yards approximately would 22 tons be on average? I am getting a quad-axle dump truck and wondering how many cubic yards that would be.

    Any help would be great.


    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Should be around 22 yards I would think.:salute:
  3. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    i'd say closer to 17 to 18 yards...
  4. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    i believe a yard is 2700 pounds ,but not for certain if that works with salt ,dirt is 2700,so i would say salt is close,maybe a bit lighter.sold in tons here.
  5. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    if you are buying salt,the driver should have a scale ticket in his manifest with total weight,to show to dot to maybe avoid portable scales if pulled over. Also it should be for the actual sale with weights and measures.unless they sell per bucket then they dont have to show scale ticket on sale.
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Coarse Salt weighs 1350# per cubic yard (0.675 yds per ton or 14.85 yds for 22 tons)

    Fine Salt weighs 2025# per cubic yard
  7. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    And of course, take into consideration the moisture content.
    These weights seem like they are on the rather dry side.
    moisture adds ALOT of weight, and sometimes, the material can really be pretty wet.
  8. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    A yard varies between 1350-2000 #'s
    I usually figure 1650 as an average.
    So 26.6 yards
  9. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    them numbers seem low ,real low.but i deal in tons with registered tickets so no guess work for us. we haul right out of barge salt pad on the river about two miles away.got four major salt co.s there all use tons or pounds. But at the one gravel pit ,they use yards ,i feel like i get screwed when i go there,they dont weigh out they just go by what the operator calls in,but the other co goes by the pound and it always less money for a truckload of topsoil there,so i dont know ?. a yard is a guess when it comes to weight.
  10. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    We buy by the tonne (2240 lbs)

    we store by the yard

    Given our storage and moisture content 2240 lbs is a yard
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    That's what I always thought but this thread made me second guess myself. 2204 lbs
  12. JUSTBE

    JUSTBE Member
    Messages: 52


    Thanks to all of the replies. I just rented a 30 Cubic Yard roll-off dumpster to store the salt in and wanted to make sure I had enough space for the salt.

    Now we just need to get the snow. Suppose to receive one to three this morning and only got flurries.:cry:
  13. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 158

    How do you plan on using a roll-off dumpster? Does the door open enought o get a skid loader in it to load out? Or what is your plans here. Sounds interesting, just waning to know more
  14. JUSTBE

    JUSTBE Member
    Messages: 52

    Roll-Off Dumpster

    It doesn't work too bad. I have a narrow skid steer that fits in from the end. The overall width of the dumpster is 8 feet. It does angle in at the bottom to 6 feet. The only trick is to build a solid enough of a ramp to get into the unit.
  15. BOSS 444

    BOSS 444 Member
    from In.
    Messages: 32

    What is the dumpster going to run you? Are you just going to tarp it?
  16. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 158

    I was also wondering what they are charging you for rent on a dumpster like that. Also, do they ask or care that you are storing salt in it?