Enter the total number of cubic yards and the density in tons per cubic yard to calculate the total tons.

## Yard to Tons Formula

The following formula is used to convert yards to tons.

T = CY * D

- Where T is the total tons
- CY is the cubic yards
- D is the density (1.4 tons / cubic yard for gravel)

## Yards to Tons Definitoin

Yards to tons is used to define the conversion of the cubic yards or a material to the tons of weight of the material using it’s density.

## Yards to Tons Example

How to convert yards to tons?

**First, determine the total volume.**Calculate or measure the total cubic yards of material

**Next, determine the density.**Calculate the density of the material in tons per cubic yard.

**Finally, calculate the total number of tons.**Calculate the total weight using the equation above.

## FAQ

**What is a ton?**

A ton is a unit of mass that is equal to 2,000 pounds of force.