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# What is the weight of one cubic yard of soil?

Updated: 8/10/2023 Wiki User

13y ago

Well,

1 cubic yard of water at 68 degrees Fahrenheit weighs 1,681.297 pounds.

There are 27 cubic feet in 1 cubic yard, and there are 7.48 gallons in each cubic foot, and 1 gallon of water at 68 degrees weighs 8.3249.

The Math: 27 x 7.48 x 8.3249 = 1,681.297 pounds.

The density of water changes ever so slightly depending on it's temperature. Wiki User

13y ago   Wiki User

13y ago

Answer: A cubic foot of top soil weighs in the neighborhood of 75 - 100 pounds. There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard. Hence, one cubic yard of top soil weighs between 2025 and 2700 pounds.

Moisture content would make this figure variable   Wiki User

13y ago

That all depends on what is in the cubic yard.

A cubic yard of air weighs very little.

A cubic yard of water weighs a lot.

A cubic yard of concrete weighs even more.

An empty cubic yard weighs nothing at all.   Wiki User

13y ago

One Cubic Yard is 27 Cubic Feet. 3' x 3' x 3' = 27 cu. ft. One Gallon of Water is .133681 cubic feet. 27 divided by .133681 = 201.96 or just about 202 gallons.

One cubic foot will hold 7.48 gallons of water. 7.48 x 27 cubic feet = 202 gallons per cubic yard. (Same arithmetic going the other direction).   Wiki User

8y ago

None, since there can be no conversion.

A cubic yard is a measure of volume. A weight measures a different characteristic of an object and so, according to basic principles of dimensional analysis, conversion from one to the other is not valid.   Wiki User

8y ago

It depends entirely on what is within that cubic yard. -eg, a cubic yard of wet concrete will weigh about 4,000 pounds whereas a cubic yard of dry loam will weigh about 2,000 pounds   Wiki User

15y ago

1 gallon (UK) weighs 10lb. 1 cu foot contains 6.25 gallons (6 1/4) 1 cu yard contains 27 cu ft. Therefore 1 cu yd weighs 27 X 6.25 X 10 lb = 1687.5 lb or 767.045 kg   Wiki User

8y ago

The answer depends on the density of the material. A cubic yard of air will weigh somewhat less than a cubic yard of lead!   Wiki User

8y ago

A cubic yard is approximately 196 US gallons or 163 Imperial gallons   Wiki User

7y ago

1 cubic yard is 201.97 gallons of water.   Earn +20 pts
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