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Salt bin pics needed

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by jlouki01, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I need some ideas for a small salt bin.. 40-100 ton.

    Was considering using the concrete blocks like most.. but what are you guys using for a floor if anything?
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Check my profile pics for one of ours which will hold 120 or so..
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Concrete Floor
  4. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    just a fwiw....concrete floor won't last long..at least our pad didn't ...now we have them asphalted
  5. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    we used concrete for ours, seems to be lasting quite well, we did have it done in early spring the year before we used it, so it sat for 6 months first....
  6. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    weird...even our blocks are starting to deteriorate
  7. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    got some pix on my profile....we have an asphalt floor. each bin could hold 250 ton
  8. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    did you guys use anything to to seal the concrete in your bins, if not that is why they are deteriorating. also the bin we have is sitting on a concrete pad and the inside dimensions of the bin is roughly 14 X 20 X 12
  9. john m stauffer

    john m stauffer Member
    Messages: 30

    I think you should do what we do. We use semi truck containers. you have to put the salt in the container with a skid steer but when you close the doors there is no way for it to get wet or wash away.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  10. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    how much can you fit in a container like that? also... rough cost of one of those?
  11. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    How well does it hold up to the salt?? Seems like it would rust out???
  12. john m stauffer

    john m stauffer Member
    Messages: 30

    We use them for topsoil in the summer and salt in the winter and we put 3 6 axle dump truck loads in there (65 yards) or about 100 tons (97.5). We are renting them for $100 a month or you can buy them for about $2000 we just wash them out really good and we haven't had a problem.
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That must be some really fine salt you are getting. That's like a ton and a half per yard. Is it wet too?
  14. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    concrete floor no problems
  15. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,963

    I used 4" compacted asphalt for the floor and wood walls and roof. Looks as good as it did 15 years ago. Tried overhead doors but the salt ate the cables and springs. Replaced those doors with sliding doors and hardware.
  16. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    where can I get one of those, or who do I contact? I am in central Iowa. Thanks.
  17. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    How do you stack it on the inside of the container? do you have to shovel it in to get it stacked high in there I know the skidsteer can't pick up and dump in there. Let me know I might go this route this year.
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    SS shouldn't have much trouble pushing it up nice and high.
  19. JJSLandscape

    JJSLandscape Member
    Messages: 55

    i'd get claustrophobic in there, not even quite sure my machine would fit in there. We are using the standard maffia block setup with an asphalt floor, bought 2 shelter logic covers to mount on top of the blocks to keep out the elements
  20. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    We use the container bin also. Our 863 Skid Steer fits by 2 inchs. Stacking is actually pretty simple. I've got an old BEAT meyer I put in the bucket and chain it, and plow it up there (since the lift arm's are higher than the bucket, you'd hit the roof) I haven't had to use this method but maybe twice. Its all aluminum, and has VERY hard wood sides about 2 feet up, then plywood for another 4 feet. Built an asphalt ramp for it, seal the sh!t out of it, and your good to go! Started rigging up some extra lights that are wired to a big diesel battery. Look out in the summer, the bee's over take it without your input... :D
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009