# Cubic Yards to Tons Converter

Using this cubic yards to tons converter, you can **estimate the mass in tons of any substance of known density from its volume in cubic yards**. Not only that, with our tool, you can **convert the mass in metric tons to US tons, long tons, pounds, and kilograms and vice versa**. We also explain how to convert the mass in metric tons to long tons and US tons.

In this converter, you can also find answers to questions like

- how much does a metric ton weigh;
- are short tons the same as metric tons; and
- what does a ton mean?

## What does cubic yard stand for?

A cubic yard (*cu yd*) is the **volume of a cube with the length, width, and height of one yard ( yd).**

- 1 yd = 3 ft 36 in = 0.9144 m
- 1 cu yd = 27 ft
^{3}= 0.76 m^{3}

## What does a ton mean?

A **ton** stands for a **short ton** mainly in the US, a **long ton** in the UK, or a **metric ton** in some other countries. On the other hand, a __tonne__ means only a __metric ton__.

🙋 A **metric ton** weighs exactly 1000 kilograms.

A **US ton or short ton** weighs around 907.185 kilograms.

An **imperial ton or long ton** weighs about 1016.047 kilograms.

## What is formula for converting cubic yards to tons using density?

We estimate mass of a substance from its volume using the formula:

**mass = density ⨯ volume**

To find the **mass in metric tons** from the volume in cubic yards:

To find the **mass in US tons** from the volume in cubic yards:

- Substitute in the formula the density in
**US tons per cubic yards**and the volume in**cubic yards**.

To find the **mass in imperial tons** from the volume in cubic yards:

- Substitute in the formula the density in
**imperial tons per cubic yards**and the volume in**cubic yards**.

## How to use cubic yards to tons converter

If you want to know how much space 2 metric tons of mercury occupies using our cubic yards to metric tons converter:

**Select Metals**for`Substance`

in the first row.**Choose Mercury**from the drop-down list in the second row. The calculator displays`Density`

as 13,546 kg/m^{3}.**Check**that the unit for`Mass`

is t (for metric tons).**Enter 2**in the input box for`Mass`

.

That's all. The tool displays the volume in cubic yards - **0.1931 cu yd**.

Let's try another problem:

❓ How many tons are 15 cubic yards of topsoil?

Our list doesn't contain 'Topsoil'. So, follow the instructions below to find the mass of topsoil in metric tons:

- The standard density of topsoil is 1600 kg/m
^{3}.**Enter 1600**in the input box for`Density`

. **Enter 15**in the input box for`Volume`

.

The answer is **18.35 t** of topsoil!

## FAQ

### How many cubic yards is 3 tons of rock?

In construction, we consider the density of rock is 1.5 short tons per cubic yard. To find the rock's volume in cubic yards, **multiply 3 tons by rock's density in tons per cubic yard**. Therefore, 3 __short tons__ of rock has a volume of **4.5 cubic yards**.

### Are short tons the same as metric tons?

No. A **short ton** or the US ton weighs about **907.185 kg** whereas a **metric ton** or tonne is equal to **1000 kg**.

### How do I convert the mass in metric tons to US tons?

To convert the mass in metric tons (tonnes) to the US tons (short tons), **multiply the mass in metric tons by 1.10231**. For example,

- 3 t = 3 × 1.10231 = 3.307 short tons.

### How do I convert the mass in metric tons to long tons?

To convert the mass in metric tons (tonnes) to the long tons (imperial tons), **multiply the mass in metric tons by 0.984207**. For example,

- 3 t = 3 × 0.984207 = 2.9526 long tons.

### How do I convert cubic yards into metric tons?

To convert a cubic yard measurement to a metric ton measurement:

**Multiply**the substance's volume in cubic yards by**0.76**to express the volume in cubic meters.**Multiply**the volume in cubic meters by the substance's**density in kg/m**. Now you have the substance's^{3}__mass in kilograms__.**Divide**this value by**1,000**to convert from kilograms to metric tons.

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