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Or # Yards To Tons Calculator

Choose the substance and enter the cubic yard and the tool will calculate the number of tones

Material (Approximations):

Density:

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The yards to tons calculator computes the cubic yards to tons of composite products relative to their specific density. The cubic yards to tons calculator makes it possible to find the tone and pounds of substance on the basis of their volume.

## The Cubic Yards to Tons Conversion:

The yard-to-ton conversion is different for various substances due to their respective density. To convert cubic yard to tonnes for a substance like dirt is possible only by knowing its density. For example, the density of the dirt is 72 pounds/cubic feet. Then converting its density to weight is only possible by the formula:

Density = Weight / Volume

or

Weight = Density * Volume

### Exmaple 1:

Let’s take an example of dirt the density of dirt is 72 pounds/cubic feet. You need to convert 1 cubic yards to tons of dirt. Then how many tons in a yard of dirt in the US and Metric tons?

#### Given:

The density of dirt is 72 pounds/ cubic feet

Cubic yards to tons of dirt = 1 Cubic yard

#### Solution:

1 yard = 3 feet

Then

1 cubic yard=3*3*3 = 27 cubic feet

1 ton = 2000 pounds,

Density = Weight / Volume

Now we have:

Weight = Density * volume

So, Weight = 72 * 27 pounds

Weight = 1,944 pounds

So, the weight of dirt in Us tons = 1,944/2000 = 0.972 US tons.

So, the weight of dirt in Metric tons = 1,944/2200 = 0.88 metric tons.

The cubic yard to ton calculator makes it possible the yards to tons conversion of maximum material. You can even able to enter the density of a substance that is not on the list.

### Exmaple 2:

Suppose there is wet gravel with a density of dirt is 105 pounds/cubic feet. Convert 3 cubic yard to ton gravel for the construction. Then how many tons in a cubic yard of gravel is required in the US Metric tons?

#### Given:

the density of gravel = 105 pounds/ cubic feet

Cubic yards to tons of dirt = 3 Cubic yard

#### Solution:

1 yard = 3 feet

Then

1 cubic yard=3*3*3 = 27 cubic feet

1 ton = 2000 pounds,

Density = Weight / Volume

So, to get how many tons in a cubic yard of gravel:

Weight = Density * volume

So, Weight = 105 * 27 pounds

Weight = 2,835 pounds

To convert 3 yards of gravel:

Weight = (2,835)(3) = 8,505 pounds

For cubic yard to ton gravel conversion in US tons = 8,505 pounds/2000 = 4.25 US tons

For cubic yard to ton gravel conversion in metirc tons = 8,505 pounds/2200 = 3.86 metric tons

The cubic yards to tons calculator computes the density of the substance in the lb/ft^3 and Kg/m^3

## Working of Cubic Yards to Tons Calculator:

The yards to tons conversion procedure by the cubic yard-to-ton calculator is given as under:

Input:

• Select the material from the list
• Enter cubic yard
• Tap calculate

Output:

• US tons
• Metric tons
• Pounds

### Cubic Yards to Tons Conversion Table:

To convert cubic yards to tons for various substances, use the following:

Material (1 yd3) Density Estimate US tons Metric tonnes
Asphalt (crushed) 45 lb/ft3 0.61 0.55
Asphalt (liquid) 65 lb/ft3 0.88 0.8
Cement (portland) 85 – 95 lb/ft3 1.15 – 1.28 1.04 – 1.16
Concrete 140 – 150 lb/ft3 1.89 to 2.03 1.71 to 1.84
Dirt 65 – 80 lb/ft3 0.88 to 1.08 0.8 to 0.98
Gravel (loose, dry) 75 – 95 lb/ft3 1.01 to 1.28 0.92 to 1.16
Gravel (dry 1/4 to 2 in) 105 lb/ft3 1.42 1.29
Gravel (wet 1/4 to 2 in) 125 lb/ft3 1.69 1.53
Gravel (with sand) 120 lb/ft3 1.62 1.47
Limestone (crushed) 85 – 95 lb/ft3 1.15 – 1.28 1.04 – 1.16
Limestone (low density) 110 – 135 lb/ft3 1.49 – 1.82 1.35 – 1.65
Limestone (high density) 160 lb/ft3 2.16 1.96
Mulch (bark) 15 – 20 lb/ft3 0.2 – 0.27 0.18 – 0.24
Mulch (woodchip) 25 – 30 lb/ft3 0.34 – 0.41 0.31 – 0.37
Sand (dry) 80 – 100 lb/ft3 1.08 to 1.35 0.98 to 1.22
Sand (damp to wet) 100 – 120 lb/ft3 1.35 to 1.62 1.22 to 1.47
Topsoil 100 lb/ft3 1.35 1.22
Topsoil (saturated) 115 lb/ft3 1.55 1.41

## References:

From the source of Wikipedia: Tonne, Symbol, and abbreviations

From the source of units.fandom.com: Yard (British Imperial)