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yard of salt weight

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Otto, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Otto

    Otto Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I know it changes with the amount of water in it, but what does a typical yard of salt weigh?
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,251

    I figure 1 yard equals 1 ton. Law of averages makes it work out.

    Mick has posted the exact amounts a couple times, something like 1600# on the low end to 2200# on the high. Something like that.
  3. Mick

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

    Just a "couple" -

    Coarse Salt weighs 1350# per cubic yard

    Fine Salt weighs 2025# per cubic yard
  4. SnowMelt2006

    SnowMelt2006 Member
    Messages: 68

    Yep........pretty close.

    But, a lot of peeps get "wet" bulk. Now do you know the weight of that stuff?

    Only kidding, but water adds a lot of bulk
  5. Otto

    Otto Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Thanks guys.