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Salt shed

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by IA snoman, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    Can any of you guys out there tell me how big of a salt barn/shed I will need to house 13 ton of salt? I might need more so I would consider a little bigger building.
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That's not much, just a wheeler load. You could get that under a 12x20 cover it no problem. If you put down some mafia blocks/concrete retaining blocks/whatever your local concrete plant calls them, and put the cover it on top, you can get even more in.
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Must be a damn big wheel loader to hold 13 tons.
    Not sure on building size but make sure it is not metal as the salt will eat it.
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Should be real close to 350 cubic feet. So 10x10x4 or 8x8x5.5
    You get the idea, not really that big at all.
  5. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    I have a concrete block bunker that is 12 feet wide, 12 feet deep, 2 feet 6 inches high and i can squeeze 15 ton in it. It spills out the front just a tad and its about 2 feet taller in the middle of the pile when dumped.
  6. farmboy52787

    farmboy52787 Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    i fit 35 tons of salt in a 8x20 long storage container. Almost got the doors completely closed too haha