Yards = Tons ???

Greenkeepers

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NE Ohio
Hey All-<p>I'm in a debate here with some suppliers. I have always figured one yard = 1.65 tons. For instance to cover an area that needs 10 yards of material, that area would need 16.5 tons to cover the same area. Is this the way that you all do it?? My formula is <br>(length x width)/27 x .33(4 inches) = the number of yards. Then I take that number of yards times 1.65 to figure the amount of tons that I'll need.<p>Thanks for the help<p>Mike<br>Greenkeepers
 

DMC300

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
central florida
ARE YOU TALKING FILL?LIME?LIMEROCK?MULCH?COTTON?THEY ALL HAVE DIFF. WEIGHTS.<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
 
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Greenkeepers

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NE Ohio
Don-<p>The situation that I'm in is for topsoil.. I measured it out at 3700 square feet and I figured that into yards at 6&quot; thick and came up with about 69 yards. I multiplied that by 1.65 and came up with 114 tons for that same area..<p>
 

DMC300

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
central florida
1.65YARD PER TON FOR TOPSOIL SOUNDS A LITTLE MORE LIKE IT,AT LEAST THAT WOULD BE MY GUESS.DO YOU HAVE IT MIXED UP MAYBE?WHEN I ORDER LIMEROCK FOR ROADS I FIGURE 1.25 YARDS PER TON AND IT IS HEAVIER (wet)than the soil. <p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
 

geogunn

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
TN
I'm just curious, but if you know the volume of topsoil needed for the job, why do you need the conversion to tons?<p>GEO
 
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Greenkeepers

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NE Ohio
GEO-<p>Some suppliers only want to sell it by the ton and not the yard. That's why I'm trying to figure this out. I need to see what prices are comparable!!
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
A yard of topsoil weighs more than 1 ton. Moisture content will determine exact weight.<p>
 

cjcland

LawnSite Senior Member
i wish i could sell mulch by weight i guaruntee it would be kept soaking in a swimming pool:)<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
 

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