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Weights of Ice fighting Liquid and Bulk?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ProSeasons, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Gimme the weights of, say, a poly tank of 1000 gallons of brine AND a big stainless spreader full of bulk salt.

    I'm looking at a quad axel dump that I was offered for cheap. It was rolled into a ditch and the dump box died. (Collapsed in on itself, and it's going to need a used cab) but it starts and drives.

    The chassis cab with no box is around 34000 pounds. Cummins power, 13 speed.....etc. It used to be a Pete, but with the new cab, it might be a Pete slash Mack or something ugly. Might make a big salt rig. Maybe.

    Thanks guys
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    one mans trash is anothers treasure
  3. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    A poly tanks is about 300# and 1000 gallons of liquid is about 11,000# = 11,300#

    A 4-5 yd v box is about 1200#(guess) then 8-10,000# of salt = 9,200-11,200#
  4. PerfiCut Inc.

    PerfiCut Inc. Senior Member
    from Eastern
    Messages: 161

    brine is 9.8# per gallon.
  5. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    Not that I'm going to fight about it cos its not that important but my supplier said 10.8 thats why i put ABOUT.

    I guess it would also vary based on the percentage of the product
  6. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Make sure if you make the "frankendecicerator" you get a baffled tank, a regular thousand gallon tank will have that truck swaying and surging to the point of being unsafe and brutal on the driver too............