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would it work?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by GSS LLC, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    A raised bulk container, you drive next to it, open a chute, and let sand / salt flow into your sander. No need to keep a skid there to load.
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    Cement mixers do this.
    You would still need to fill the container with a skid or possibly a backhoe.
  3. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Right, fill it with a skid. Then I can have the skid wherever I want.
  4. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    would it be inside or outside, if outside i wonder if the salt would freeze... and the depending on how it is made you would have to configure the container to slope into the chute
  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Great idea if it's in a shop....or if you have a conveyor to load it, or if it's heated somehow. Oitherwise sand/salt freezes just as hard as ice if there's even a little bit of moisture in it, mostly likely first point of freeze up, where the air leaks into the container, and thats where your gate would be. Another good effort towards simplying operatioins, that in fact would make them more complicated. I think.