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Calculating Quantities

Here’s a handy table to determine who much salt should be mixed with sand when you are in the “sand-priority” mode of snow and ice control operations. As an example, if you typically put up a 3,000 cu. yd pile by using 100 pounds of salt per cubic yard of sand, then you need 150 tons of salt. That equates to one bucket of salt mixed with 20 buckets of sand.

TONS OF SALT NEEDED
         

SAND
(c.yd)

80 lb Salt
1 cy Sand

100 lb Salt
1 cy Sand

120 lb Salt
1 cy Sand

140 lb Salt
1 cy Sand

500

20

25

30

35

1000

40

50

60

70

2000

80

100

120

140

3000

120

150

180

210

4000

160

200

240

280

5000

200

250

300

350

6000

240

300

360

420

7000

280

350

420

490

8000

320

400

480

560

9000

360

450

540

630

10,000

400

500

600

700

         

Sand to Salt
Bucket Ratio

25:1

20:1

17:1

14:1

 

 

This page last updated on 1/9/13