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Unregistered
05-16-2006, 01:33 PM
Hello,

I need to convert cubic yards to tons. If I have 583 cubic yards of soil that is a silty sand (assuming the density of the silty sand is 0.7 g/cm3), how do I calculate how many tons this will be?

Mrs X
05-16-2006, 02:13 PM
Hi, easiest to convert cubic yards to cubic meters first, as g/cm^3 is the same as kg/m^3.

583cubic yards = 446m^3. The weight of 446 cubic meters of material of density 0.7 is 446 x 0.7 = 312 kg.

0.7 would be a very low density for any type of sand. Water has a density of 1.0 at 25°C, and only some of the very light metals, oils and organic solvents have densities lower than 1.0. The only other materials with low densities are things like natural or synthetic foams and fillers, which are made or formed with LOTS of air in the structure.

Robert Fogt
05-17-2006, 02:16 AM
gram/cubic centimeter is actually 1000 kilogram/cubic meter. (its the same as kilogram/liter)

0.7 g/cm³ * 1000 = 700 kg/m³

446 m³ * 700 kg/m³ = 312,200 kg

312,200 kilogram = 344.14 U.S. ton

Mrs X
05-17-2006, 05:06 PM
Yes, sorry, complete brain freeze. I meant metric tons, not kilograms. I still think 0.7 is too light a density for normal silt, though.

Unregistered
06-19-2006, 08:23 PM
[QUOTE=Unregistered]Hello,

I need to convert cubic yards to tons. If I have 256 cubic yards of rock that my daughter needs to have delivered for her driveway but we need to know how many tons that will be can you help?

Robert Fogt
06-20-2006, 04:47 AM
That depends on the type of rock.

Loose dry gravel weighs about 1.25 U.S. tons/cubic yard.

256 cubic yards * 1.25 tons/cubic yard = 320 tons

Other types of rock will differ though.

Unregistered
07-28-2006, 08:20 AM
7 yards of crusher run is how many tons

Robert Fogt
07-28-2006, 11:20 AM
Can you provide information on what crusher run is? I will have to try and look up the density.

Unregistered
08-24-2006, 10:30 AM
How much is the loose dirt weighs per cubic yard? I don't know the details about the dirt but lets assume regular dirt. Please let me know.
Thanks.

Robert Fogt
08-25-2006, 07:26 AM
dry excavated earth weighs about 78 pounds per cubic foot.

Thats about 2106 pounds per cubic yard.

Unregistered
10-05-2006, 06:07 AM
For what its worth, we use an estimate of 2900 lbs per cubic yard of dry crusher run BUT 3250 lbs per cubic yard installed with 12% swell factor.

"We" being a construction company that deals with DOT projects that use quite a bit of crusher run.

Unregistered
10-05-2006, 10:09 AM
Hello
Can you please tell me how to convert the following from Tons to Cubic Yard

-3/4" Clean Stone
-1 1/2" Clean Stone
-2 1/2" Clean Stone
-Stone Dust

Thank you..

Unregistered
10-30-2006, 06:50 AM
Hello,

I need to convert cubic yards to tons. If I have 583 cubic yards of soil that is a silty sand (assuming the density of the silty sand is 0.7 g/cm3), how do I calculate how many tons this will be?

Unregistered
05-28-2007, 12:48 PM
[QUOTE=Robert Fogt]dry excavated earth weighs about 78 pounds per cubic foot.

If i had an invoice with say 50yards to washed sand. How can i work this out into tons? What is the formula used for this calculation?

Unregistered
05-30-2007, 02:11 PM
Does septic sand run about 1.5 tons per cubic yard? Or was it 1.25 tons per cubic yard?

Unregistered
07-10-2007, 10:56 AM
I have 7400 yard that need to be converted to ton how do I do this

Robert Fogt
07-10-2007, 11:20 PM

Be specific about the conversion you need AND the substance you are converting.

Unregistered
07-31-2007, 08:45 AM
We recycle trees, wood and stump material. How do I convert these from cubic yards to tons?

Unregistered
11-16-2007, 09:33 AM
Hello,

I need to convert cubic yards to tons. If I have 583 cubic yards of soil that is a silty sand (assuming the density of the silty sand is 0.7 g/cm3), how do I calculate how many tons this will be?

does anyone know what wet wood ash would wiegh per cubic yard, or have a good guess?

Unregistered
05-19-2008, 03:50 PM
I have 800 cubic yards of topsoil that I have to have hauled. The truck driver stated that his quad truck was 40 tons? how do I convert cubic yards to tons so that I will know how many truckloads I have to pay for

Unregistered
03-25-2009, 04:03 PM
Could you send me the conversion for different types of stone ? i.e. Ton to cu ft

I read on another site that you have this information.

Thank you

JohnS
03-25-2009, 04:52 PM
I don't have a comprehensive list. I use this:
http://www.acs-coupler.com/products/pdf/material%20density%20chart.pdf

It lists a few representative types of stone, but certainly doesn't cover every possibility.

Unregistered
06-08-2009, 12:30 PM
I need to convert cubic yards to tons. If I have 4 cubic yards of soil that is a top soil , how do I calculate how many tons this will be?[/QUOTE]

Unregistered
06-08-2009, 03:37 PM
Hello...I need to convert 1 metric yard of asphalt into tons

JohnS
06-08-2009, 03:47 PM
I need to convert cubic yards to tons. If I have 4 cubic yards of soil that is a top soil , how do I calculate how many tons this will be?[/QUOTE]

Dry topsoil is about 1600 lb (0.8 ton) per cubic yard, so 3.2 ton. If it is damp, they are selling you a lot of water, really wet could be another ton heavier.

JohnS
06-08-2009, 03:48 PM
Hello...I need to convert 1 metric yard of asphalt into tons

What's a metric yard? A cubic meter of asphalt mix is about 2.4 metric tons (tonnes).

Unregistered
06-08-2009, 03:54 PM
what is the density of asphalt?

Unregistered
06-19-2009, 09:00 AM
We recycle trees, wood and stump material. How do I convert these from cubic yards to tons?

I am also interested in the same conversion for tree waste material like branches, limbs, small logs, stumps. Does anyone know how to convert this to tons?

Unregistered
10-12-2009, 02:10 AM
pls i need to convert quarry chippiings (3/4 size) from cubic yard to tons

JohnS
10-12-2009, 04:05 AM
pls i need to convert quarry chippiings (3/4 size) from cubic yard to tons

It will vary with type of stone, but limestone is around 1.3 ton/yd³.

Unregistered
05-01-2010, 04:23 PM
hi i was just trying to get a rough estimate of how many tons it would take to cover .75 acres 8 inches deep of regular soil

Unregistered
11-11-2010, 10:23 AM
If I have 530 cubic yards of crushed concrete, what would the tonage be?

Unregistered
12-15-2010, 02:39 PM
because most dirt isn't oven dried, i think a weight of 1.20 - 1.30 lbs/ft^3 is a better number to use.

Unregistered
01-07-2011, 06:29 PM
i have 13 cubic yard and i want to converter into tons how much will that be in cubic tons? some body?

Unregistered
06-15-2011, 11:46 AM
Hi there.
I need to convert kilograms to cubic yards

material is 20mm(3/4" crushed limestone rock)
1000kgs would be how much cubic yards?

and also
1000kgs of sand(dry) to cubic yards

Unregistered
09-21-2011, 10:13 AM

Unregistered
10-24-2011, 09:17 AM
need to know how much for an area of 16 x16 and 12x 6 for depth of 2" using 3/4 rock

Unregistered
11-13-2011, 04:34 PM
Got 1,700 cubic yards of dirt to move and need to no how many tons is that?

JohnS
11-13-2011, 05:12 PM
Got 1,700 cubic yards of dirt to move and need to no how many tons is that?

"Dirt" has considerable variation. For fill, around 1.3 ton/yd³ dry up to about 1.5 ton/yd³ wet. Topsoil is lighter due to organic content, maybe 1.1 ton/yd³, dry.

You may wish to consider weighing a sample of known volume.

Unregistered
06-07-2013, 04:15 PM
Hi
I am trying to order some soft rounded 1/4" peastone for my dog run. and I measured 2 yard spaces one is 34w x 30length and the second yard is 40wx24llength and 2' deep is what I will need - how many tons is the total of that? that is how i have to order for the truck load? thank you