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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

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Don't know the weight of the truck alone -- google it. Concrete (wet) could be assumed to be 145 pounds per cubic foot, and there are 27 cubic feet in one cubic yard. Compacted damp to dry soil (at "optimum moisture" for compacting) might run around 110 to 120 pounds per cubic foot, and loose soil would be considerably less (assuming it's dry and not saturated).

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

21.68 bushels in one yard of soil

27 cubic feet. A yard of soil, or any bulk material is 1 cubic yard. For soil it is usually one bucketful at the landscape supply. It will typically cover a 12' x 12' area, 3 - 4" deep. If you are figuring for mulch you can use the same measurements. It is a measure of volume, not weight.

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.

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On one site I found the weight of one cubic yard of topsoil listed as 1,35 US tons

1100-2000 pounds depending on soil composition

1 cubic yard of what?

There are 3 feet in a yard, and a yard is a cubic yard, so the answer is 33 or 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard.

what does one cubic yard of general trash weigh?

What is the weight of one cubic yard of cement? If you are asking the weight of 1 cubic yard of CONCRETE it is approximately 2 tons or 4000 pounds per cubic yard when wet.

Depending on the material and moisture content anywhere from around a ton to 1.5 tons.

Well.....A cubic yard is a measure of volume, so the answer is....it takes a cubic yard (IE it would fill a box that was one yard wide by one yard long by one yard high. If you follow this link (http://www.rexius.com/faq.html) you will see a cubic yard of soil typically weighs around 1300 to 1600 lbs. To give you an alternate form of measurement, you are looking for 27 cu ft to fill a cubic yard of topsoil.

Don't know the weight of the truck alone -- google it. Concrete (wet) could be assumed to be 145 pounds per cubic foot, and there are 27 cubic feet in one cubic yard. Compacted damp to dry soil (at "optimum moisture" for compacting) might run around 110 to 120 pounds per cubic foot, and loose soil would be considerably less (assuming it's dry and not saturated).

A good average density for topsoil is 100 pounds per cubic foot. There are 27 cubic feet in one cubic yard, and so one cubic yard weighs around 2,700 pounds.2,700/40 = 67.5Therefore, it will take about 67.5 forty pound bags to make one cubic yard of topsoil.

The weight (not mass) of dry sand is approx 86,000 pounds weight.

3.2 tons

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