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how to convert yards to tons

Postby eddy4992003 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:35 am

im trying to convert 5375 yards of asphalt to tone
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Re: how to convert yards to tons

Postby Ken Chevy » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:49 pm

eddy4992003 wrote:im trying to convert 5375 yards of asphalt to tone


If that is cubic yards, then 5,375 cubic yards = 4,109 cubic meters and 1 (one) cubic meter = Asphalt, crushed 721 kg

4109 x 721 = 2962.6 metric tons or 3266 tons or 2916 long tons or 6,531,390.7286 pounds.

Per: http://www.simetric.co.uk/si_materials.htm
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Postby Guest » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:16 pm

um, I might be wrong on this, but is this accurate?...I was under the impression that 1 Cubic yard of asphalt roughly weighed 1.7 tons. By your conversion 1 Cubic Yard weighs less than a Ton.
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Postby Ken Chevy » Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:40 am

Anonymous wrote:um, I might be wrong on this, but is this accurate?...I was under the impression that 1 Cubic yard of asphalt roughly weighed 1.7 tons. By your conversion 1 Cubic Yard weighs less than a Ton.


Not my conversion. This website:

Per: http://www.simetric.co.uk/si_materials.htm

but yes, it does seem "light" at about 1500 lbs doesn't it. hummm, they "could" maybe be wrong? :) Research time.
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Yards to tons

Postby Jens » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:03 pm

Uhmmm......

That depends (my favorite answer!!)

on the specific asphalt.

The stuff I see put on taxiways weighs approx 1.9 Tons/cu.yd. The road grade weighs less and the cheap junk they sometimes throw on driveways weighs even less than that.

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Postby Dirtman » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:56 pm

Yep, it depends . . .

The weight of asphalt varies, so there is no ‘one weight fits all’ answer. It depends on the mix design. (aggregate, asphalt binder, ratio of asphalt binder to aggregate, specific gravity, etc).

As a broad rule of thumb, you can use a factor of 2.0250 to convert cubic yards of hot mix asphalt (a catch-all phrase) to tons. 5375 compacted cubic yards of asphalt will weigh approximately 10,884 tons.

Note that the cubic yards is compacted, not loose.
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cubic yards to tons

Postby DeAnn » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:16 pm

I have an area we want to fill with crushed mixed base. I'm told the area measures 32.4 cubic yards. How many tons of CMB would that be? Do you know how many tons a smaller rental dump truck would hold and how many trips it will take to fill the area?
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Re: cubic yards to tons

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:37 am

DeAnn wrote:I have an area we want to fill with crushed mixed base. I'm told the area measures 32.4 cubic yards. How many tons of CMB would that be? Do you know how many tons a smaller rental dump truck would hold and how many trips it will take to fill the area?


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You can probably figure about 1.5 tons per cubic yard. Check with the supplier. A small single axle dump truck can haul about 5 tons. You can do the math.
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convert yards to tons

Postby Jerry.ditmyer » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:58 am

I am looking to convert 167 yards to tons
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Re: convert yards to tons

Postby Dirtman » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:44 am

Jerry.ditmyer wrote:I am looking to convert 167 yards to tons


167 CCY * 2.025 = approximately 338 tons of HMA (hot mix asphalt). To get a closer figure, check with the HMA plant that will deliver the mix.
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Postby Guest » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:01 am

I MT of asphalt will cover 18 S.Y. (162 s.f) of area of 1 inch thick asphalt

Calculate your area in s.f, convert it into square yards
Divide the total S.Y by 18 ( or s.f by 162)
Multiply this value by the thickness of asphalt in inches to get the total MT of asphalt required.
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