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Postby bumpsand » Sun Sep 19, 2004 3:41 am

I need to know how many cubic yards i can haul on a trailer that is 14ft long, 6.4 ft. wide and 8ft. tall. thanks for you help
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Re: cubic yards

Postby Knight » Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:43 pm

bumpsand wrote:I need to know how many cubic yards i can haul on a trailer that is 14ft long, 6.4 ft. wide and 8ft. tall. thanks for you help

First, lets calculate how many square feet you have in the trailer, assuming that you can completely fill the dimensions you've given.

14 ft * 6.4 ft * 8 ft = 716.8 ft³

Now, there are 27 cubic feet to a cubic yard (Why? Because 1 yard = 3 feet, and 3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft = 27 ft³) so we'll divide 716.8 ft³ by 27 ft³/1 yd³

716.8 ft³ / 27 ft³/yd³ = 26.548 yd³

So, you'll be able to put 26.548 cubic yards of sand into the trailer.

However, I doubt you'll be able to move the trailer once you've loaded it. Sand weighs about 100 pounds per cubic foot, so your 716.8 cubic feet of sand is going to weigh approximately 71,680 lbs.
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