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what is the salt weight

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by R.J.S. SNOWPLOW, Dec 22, 2010.


    R.J.S. SNOWPLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    okay guys i think i am not getting what i am paying for i am new to vboxes and buying in bulk
    i have a buyer saltdogg sphe 0750 it holds 3/4 of a yard filled i think would hold a whole yard with salt over the top of it....

    my questions
    1. what is the weight of a yard?
    2. what is the weight of a ton? 2000lbs or 2100lbs
  2. GTMS

    GTMS Senior Member
    Messages: 101

  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Well, a ton is 2,000 pounsds. There is no arguing that.

    The weight of a yard of salt will vary. Depends on the texture - coarse or fine - and the moisture content.

    I presume you have been buying bulk by the ton and it's not filling the box like you would expect? Bulk is often fine, and damp.
  4. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    According to Buyers, your spreader holds 6/10 of a yard struck (aka: level). You might get a yard in it, but it will probably be a humped up mess.

    As mentioned, in the US, a ton is 2000#, and a yard is commonly 2150/2160, or 79-80# per cubic foot.

    If you're not buying bulk and loading yourself, you should only be buying per load by the yard, unless they have a scale.
  5. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    the buyers install manual says it is 2230 lbs per yd
  6. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    The manual is wrong, unless they padded it to keep the gross overloading to a minimum.

    80#/cu ft, standard.
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870