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#1 Thursday 7th November 2013 12:01:24

reddragonbus
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SO.... how much does a bag of sand weigh?

lol  lol

I bought sand in sealed bags. I weighed the bags when I bought them 20kg each.

bought 30 = 600kg

It has been cold wet and miserable here since I bought the sand.

took a couple of bags out to weigh them again and they are now 30kg each!

so I have potentially been towing 900kg of ballast around.


Having tried a 600L IBC and now tried sand, think I am going have to go to plan C


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#2 Thursday 7th November 2013 12:23:40

trunkmonkey
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Re: SO.... how much does a bag of sand weigh?

reddragonbus wrote:

lol  lol

I bought sand in sealed bags. I weighed the bags when I bought them 20kg each.

bought 30 = 600kg

It has been cold wet and miserable here since I bought the sand.took a couple of bags out to weigh them again and they are now 30kg each!

so I have potentially been towing 900kg of ballast around.


Having tried a 600L IBC and now tried sand, think I am going have to go to plan C

To be fair, it was cold wet and miserable there BEFORE you bought the sand.  smile

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#3 Monday 11th November 2013 09:39:26

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Re: SO.... how much does a bag of sand weigh?

What's wrong with an IBC? I guess there is the issue of securing it...

What's plan C  lol

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#4 Monday 11th November 2013 18:30:09

reddragonbus
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Re: SO.... how much does a bag of sand weigh?

IBC is impossible to secure in a closed box trailer, it has a high centre of gravity and a 10cm ullage which means the contents will slop around causing the whole lot to roll over as you go around a bend!


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#5 Thursday 14th November 2013 11:38:37

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Re: SO.... how much does a bag of sand weigh?

Think I said some time ago about weight gain.

Use bricks or blocks.

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#6 Thursday 14th November 2013 19:52:00

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Re: SO.... how much does a bag of sand weigh?

The DSA have prescribed what is permitted and what is not permitted, bricks or blocks are not on their list.


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#7 Monday 16th December 2013 21:02:32

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Re: SO.... how much does a bag of sand weigh?

Bagged aggregates in individually weight marked bags, or a 600 or 1000 litre IBC

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#8 Monday 16th December 2013 23:07:10

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Re: SO.... how much does a bag of sand weigh?

Hi
Bagged aggregates in individually weight marked bagsNot available commercially, or a 600 or 1000 litre IBC Not fitted with baffles so liable to surging of liquid and small box trailer such as are used by most B+E trainers don't have floor mounted tie downs/clamps to suit IBCs

Is the DSA fit for purpose, if they haven't researched this?????

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