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How much is a yard of dirt?

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2012-05-02 21:23:23
2012-05-02 21:23:23

More accurately, it's a cubic yard.

  • A cubic yard is a unit of volume. It tells you how much space something occupies. Picture in your head a box that measures three feet on each edge. The space inside that box measures one cubic yard.
  • A cubic yard is equal to 27 cubic feet. One cubic foot holds about 7.5 gallons. So, the box above can hold over 200 gallons of liquid -- assuming it is waterproof and won't leak all over the place.
  • If you wish to know how much a cubic yard of dirt weighs, well, that's another kettle of fish. (I'm not sure what system of units the kettle of fish belongs to, but that's an answer to another question.)
  • The weight of a cubic yard of dirt can vary greatly depending upon how much water is in it and how well packed it is. Moist topsoil weighs about 90 pounds per cubic foot, so a yard of it will weigh about 2400 pounds, more or less.
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2020-10-13 17:45:30
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no

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2020-10-13 17:54:52
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Don't know.

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2020-10-13 17:54:28
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Yard.

Not together with others.

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2020-08-22 22:38:58
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3,500

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There is no exact way to determine how much a yard of dirt will weigh. It really depends on the content of the dirt.


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you can't weigh a yard of dirt. Yard is linear measure.


I would not be even close to a hole. Dumb question.😂😂😂


What is "dirt" - do you mean topsoil, gravel, rubble, loam.


21.7 bushels in a (cubic) yard of dirt. Or anything else.


27 square feet. A "yard" is a short form of "cubic yard" of something...dirt, concrete, etc. A cubic yard is 3 x 3 x 3 = 27 cubic feet.



One cubic yard of dirt is equal to 202 gallons or 27 cubic feet. It is also equal to 0.7646 cubic meters or 807.9 quarts.


1 yard of dirt = 1.45 tons of dirt The above is a function guideline, but it really depends on the type of dirt in question, and how wet that dirt is. For baseball dirt I like to use 1 yard = 1.3 tons


You can measure the surface of the dirt in square yards. That would be nine square feet.However the volume or amount of dirt cannot be measured in square yards or square feet. The amount of dirt in a volume of one cubic yard would be 27 cubic feet. ( 3x3x3=27 )The amount of dirt in a square yard to a depth of 0.5 feet would be 4.5 cubic feet. (3x3x0.5=4.5)


This answer will vary depending on what type of dirt it is, if it is a yard high, or a yard long, or whether there are particles in the dirt that will cause it to be heavier, such as water. But a normal yard high of dirt and I am assuming this as if it is a yard long and high, would be about ten to twenty pounds. This is answered off of the top of my head, so don't think it as 100% correct. Hope I helped you well enough!


We need to know "remove it" from what. Also what kind of "dirt", hard packed gravel, topsoils, sand etc.



Assuming that the question is being asked about "dirt"; in the United States, the volume of dirt is calculated in cubic yards. In the rest of the world, the volume of dirt is calculated in cubic meters. A cubic yard of dirt is the volume of dirt that fits in a space 1 yard (36 inches) by 1 yard by 1 yard. A cubic meter is 1M X 1M X 1M.


1 square yard of dirt covers up to 9 square feet of ground.


How many pounds are in 10 yards of dirt


It varies depending on soil type and moisture content, but one ton per yard is a reasonable average.


I very much doubt anyone sells "dirt" - Landscape companies and the like sell various grades of sand or soil. You need to specefy exactly what you want, and I'm pretty sure "dirt" will not be on their list.



This question cannot be answered as a cubic yard is a measure of volume and 40 pounds is a measure of weight.


When a person speaks of a 'yard' of dirt, sand, cement or similar material, they actually mean a 'cubic yard'. A yard is a measurement of length. A cubic yard is a measurement of volume.60 (cubic) yards of dirt is the equivalent of 1,620 cubic feet of dirt.One cubic yard is measured as an amount that is 3 feet wide x 3 feet long x 3 feet high, or 27 cubic feet.60 cubic yards equals 27 cubic feet x 60, which equals 1,620 cubic feet.If you spread 60 cubic yards of dirt one foot thick you'd have an area of 1,620 square feet.If you spread this dirt 6 inches thick you'd have an area of 3,240 square feet.


As much as the dirt that is there.


27 cubic feet A cubic yard of dirt = 1yd x 1yd x 1 yd OR 3ft x 3ft x 3ft



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