Convert cubic yards to equivalent US & Metric Tons for different construction materials.

This yards to tons calculator quickly convert Cubic yards of materials into US tons, metric tonnes, and Pounds relative to their density.

A cubic yard is a unit of volume that occupies a space of 3 feet square and 3 feet deep (3' x 3' x 3'). Air space volume and density will be considered when load size is estimated. The cubic yard is a measuring space for loading material to know volume.

1 Yard = 3 feet

Then

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

To covert gravel volume to tons:

Cubic Yards x 1.4 = Tons

1 Ton = 2000 pounds

Density = Weight / Volume

Weight = Density * volume

Dry Sand Density = 72 Lb/ Cubic Feet

1 Yard = 3 Feet

Then

1 Cubic Yard = 3*3*3 = 27 Cubic Feet

10 Cubic Yard = 270 Cubic Feet

1 Ton = 2000 Lb

Weight = 72 * 270 Lb

Weight = 1,9440 Lb

Weight of Sand in US Tons = 1,9440/2000

Weight of Sand in US Tons = 9.72 US Tons

Weight of Sand in Metric Tons = 1,9440/2200

Weight of Sand in Metric Tons = 8.82 Metric Tons

For practical reasons, several non-metric units are accepted for use like Yards to Tons (Kenneth S. Butcher, May 2006)

The cubic yard-to-ton conversion table is given below:

Cubic Yard [yd^3] |
Ton Register [ton Reg] |

0.01 yd^3 | 0.0027 ton reg |

0.1 yd^3 | 0.027 ton reg |

1 yd^3 | 0.27 ton reg |

2 yd^3 | 0.54 ton reg |

3 yd^3 | 0.81 ton reg |

5 yd^3 | 1.35 ton reg |

10 yd^3 | 2.7 ton reg |

20 yd^3 | 5.4 ton reg |

50 yd^3 | 13.5 ton reg |

100 yd^3 | 27 ton reg |

1000 yd^3 | 270 ton reg |