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Old 11-12-2007, 09:52 AM
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Converting Tonage to Yards - Dirt

Ok. So I am doing this landscaping and irrigation job down in Phoenix area this week. And they sell all the dirt by the ton. Where I am from it's all sold by the yard. So I am not sure how much to order. I know how many yards I would need, but I have no idea how many tons that is.

Anyone have any idea how much one ton of dirt equates to in yards?
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:42 AM
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According to the conversion chart I have: 1 ton = 150sqft 2" deep
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:45 AM
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Scratch that. I read it wrong.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:47 AM
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OK here's the real story according to my sand/topsoil guy: 1.25 tons = 1 yd
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:51 AM
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Wel When Sanding A Yard. One Ton Of Sand At 1/8 To 1/4 Thickness Does 1000 Square Feet. Maybe That Will Help
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:01 AM
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I also depends on the material used.

Call the place that you will be buying the soil from, and ask them what the conversion is per each product that you will be using. If they are reputable, they will know off the top of their heads. My guess, is they are more of a stone/rock/paver distributor, rather than soil/mulch.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:33 PM
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1.25 is the conversion factor we use as well.
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Dirt - 1 yard = 1 ton, but for mulch its different. Stone, sand etc are the same as dirt.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:42 PM
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:51 PM
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Dirt - 1 yard = 1 ton, but for mulch its different. Stone, sand etc are the same as dirt.
I go by this calculation. But it will greatly vary. If it rains the day before it will completely offset your calculation. Or if you get more rocks in one load, etc...


It also depends by who loads the truck. We move topsoil by the truckload. On average of 300+ loads a day easily from a new subdivision. Some trucks might hold 15-20 yards, some you can pack 25 into.
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