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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by SnowGodFather, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    How much does a cubic yard of salt actually wiegh?

    My Western manuals for my V box spreaders say 1350 for fine dry salt, and other people have told me a ton.
  2. Mick

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

    According to the chart I have, which Chuck posted, coarse sand is 1350#, fine is 2025 and cake is 2430#.
  3. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Salt Institute has information

    According to The Salt Institute (www.saltinstitute.org) a cuic yard of rock salt weighs 2160 lbs. They use this number for calculating the volume of a storage facility for deicing material. There's a lot of information on there, just takes a bit to sort it all out. I found the salt weight at this page. http://www.saltinstitute.org/39.html
  4. Mick

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

    oops, I meant salt, not sand