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Sizing Liquid tank

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by fulltiltwill, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. fulltiltwill

    fulltiltwill Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    I am expanding into liquids this year and needed to know how big of a tank I should be looking at. So if I compared the size of tank to a 2yd v-box how many gallon tank to cover the same ground or should I just get the biggest that my 1 ton can hold? Thanks!
  2. rblake

    rblake Senior Member
    from dayton
    Messages: 293

    I was looking at a 300 gallon tank for one of my one ton trucks. At an average of 11 pounds per gallon, your looking at 1.5 tons plus equipment. I got a qoute of around $3,800 for a complete set up.
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    a 2yrd spreader, will hold somthing like 2 tons? this will vary alot depending ... but for math purposes, 2 tons will treat 8 acres... 30 gals per acre *8 = 240 gals approx to give you the same effect
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    PJ, can tell you more than i can about it, im still learning
  5. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    hi guy's...

    it's actualy 11.3lb per gallon,

    but yeah as far as i know, Elite's math was right on.

    every one has to under stand that this stuff don't just spray every direction like a spreader does......it's only as wide as the spray boom is.... or not much wider anyway's, so it's gonna take a little more time

    but this stuff sticks around forever:dizzy: last year on one of my "zero tolerance" acct's i sprayed it and the snow didnt come in that night (the weatherman was wrong :confused: ) and about a week and a half later it finnally misted and got cold......ant the lot that was pretreated was the only one i didnt have to salt.....all i did was touch up the main drive lane with more Calcium

    now keep in mind this place was a traveled shopping center with a grocery store some medical building's a couple of government offices etc. and the parking spot's stayed wet&black longer than the main drive lane did..witch was still at least 10day's