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Old 12-12-2006, 05:54 AM
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Hello,
I have been trying to convert 416 c.y.( of gravel) into tonage & I'm unsure if I have done this right and I'm lookiing for the correct answer.
So far I have taken 150*150/9= 2500 s.y * .08= 200 tons but for some reason it doesn't seem right. Please help..
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:30 AM
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Gravel, loose, dry - 1.28 tons/cubic yard
Gravel, w/sand, natural - 1.61 tons/cubic yard
Gravel, dry 1/4 to 2 inch - 1.41 tons/cubic yard
Gravel, wet 1/4 to 2 inch - 1.69 tons/cubic yard

Depends on the type of gravel. I will show an example using loose dry gravel from the above list...

416 cubic yards * 1.28 tons/cubic yard = 532.48 tons (U.S. short tons)

Just replace the density with the correct density from the list, depending on the type of gravel.
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what about dirt instead of gravel?
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8100 CY Crushed Aggregate Base - Need to convert to tonage, but how? Thank you for your help

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Gravel, loose, dry - 1.28 tons/cubic yard
Gravel, w/sand, natural - 1.61 tons/cubic yard
Gravel, dry 1/4 to 2 inch - 1.41 tons/cubic yard
Gravel, wet 1/4 to 2 inch - 1.69 tons/cubic yard

Depends on the type of gravel. I will show an example using loose dry gravel from the above list...

416 cubic yards * 1.28 tons/cubic yard = 532.48 tons (U.S. short tons)

Just replace the density with the correct density from the list, depending on the type of gravel.
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8100 CY Crushed Aggregate Base - Need to convert to tonage, but how? Thank you for your help
How close do you need to get? I can't give you accuracy as a guarantee, but looking at this:

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Gravel, loose, dry - 1.28 tons/cubic yard
Gravel, w/sand, natural - 1.61 tons/cubic yard
Gravel, dry 1/4 to 2 inch - 1.41 tons/cubic yard
Gravel, wet 1/4 to 2 inch - 1.69 tons/cubic yard
CAB is 1/4 or smaller, and since the 1/4 or smaller dry gravel is closest I would use 1.61 tons/cubic yard or:

8100 * 1.61 = 13041 tons (U.S. short tons)

My uncle, who isn't a genius, but has been running an industrial rock crusher for 10+ years, would figure it out in his head and laugh at us.

Nothing like hands-on experience to teach you something!
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how do i got cubic concreto yards to ton

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how do i got cubic concreto yards to ton
It varies with mix, but around 3900 lb (1.95 ton) per cubic yard
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I need to convert 30,000 cubic yards of snow to tons. What is the formula?
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i am crushing lime stone to 3/4 i would like to know how much cubic yard to the ton so i will be able to work out prices with adensity of 2.66
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I need to convert 30,000 cubic yards of snow to tons. What is the formula?
The density of wet snow vs. dry snow varies by a 10:1 ratio.
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