How Many Cubic Yards in a Ton of Dirt?

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A cubic yard is a measure of volume that is defined as one yard in depth, one yard in length, and one yard in width. A yard is approximately equal to 3 feet. A ton is a unit used to measure weight, not volume, so there are several conversions that must be taken into consideration when determining how many cubic yards are in a ton of dirt. Most top soil weighs 83 pounds per cubic foot, which equals 249 pounds per cubic yard. If you consider that one ton weighs 2,000 pounds, then you can estimate that there are about 8 cubic yards in a ton of dirt.
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There is about 2800lbs in 2 yards of top soil.
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A cubic yard of dirt is equal to one ton of dirt. This would fill the bed of a standard pick-up truck. This would fill in a pretty big hole in your back yard/
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1. Enter the length (in feet) of the area to receive dirt into the calculator. 2. Multiply the length by the width (in feet) of the area. Write the total in a notebook with a pencil
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1.5 - 2 tons depending on the moisture content.Brian. Source(s) I'm a landscape contractor.
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