weight of 1 cubic yard of dirt ?

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weight of 1 cubic yard of dirt ?

Postby bruce » Tue May 12, 2009 8:52 pm

weight of 1 cubic yard of dirt?
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Re: weight of 1 cubic yard of dirt ?

Postby Dirtman » Wed May 13, 2009 1:39 am

bruce wrote:weight of 1 cubic yard of dirt?


Depends on the "dirt", which is a catch-all word.

Average topsoil weighs around 1600 lbs/loose yd^3 to 2300 lbs/bank yd^3 (in-situ). Damp earth can weigh 2700 lbs/loose yd^3 to 3400 lbs/bank yd^3

Density is dependent on composition, moisture content, compaction, etc.. You have to weigh a sample of known volume and convert to yd^3 to determine the weight of a specific soil.
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