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Convert yards to pounds

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 30, 2004 7:54 pm

:? How many pounds of topsoil are in 5 yards. I don't know what a yard is either, but that is how it is delivered in a dump truck.
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Re: Convert yards to pounds

Postby Knight » Tue Jul 06, 2004 10:02 pm

Guest wrote::? How many pounds of topsoil are in 5 yards. I don't know what a yard is either, but that is how it is delivered in a dump truck.

Typically fill dirt and topsoil are sold by the ton and weigh about 1.25 tons per yard. Five yards would be about 6.25 tons, or 12,500 pounds.

A yard, FYI, is actually a cubic yard, or a cube that is one yard by one yard by one yard. One cubic yard is equal to 27 cubic feet. (Three feet per yard, so 3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft = 3 x 3 x 3 ft x ft x ft = 27 ft³.)
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Re: Convert yards to pounds

Postby Guest » Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:20 am

Knight wrote:
Guest wrote::? How many pounds of topsoil are in 5 yards. I don't know what a yard is either, but that is how it is delivered in a dump truck.

Typically fill dirt and topsoil are sold by the ton and weigh about 1.25 tons per yard. Five yards would be about 6.25 tons, or 12,500 pounds.

A yard, FYI, is actually a cubic yard, or a cube that is one yard by one yard by one yard. One cubic yard is equal to 27 cubic feet. (Three feet per yard, so 3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft = 3 x 3 x 3 ft x ft x ft = 27 ft³.)


So lets say i have 1434 lbs/yd3 of aggregate. How many lbs is that?
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