Enter the total number of cubic yards and the density in tons per cubic yard to calculate the total tons. This calculator can also determine the density or cubic yardage given the other two variables.

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)

To calculate tons from cubic yards, multiply the cubic yardage by the density of the material in tons per cubic yard.

Yards to Tons Definitoin

Yards to tons are used to define the conversion of the cubic yards or material to the tons of weight of the material using its density.

Yards to Tons Example

How to convert yards to tons?

  1. First, determine the total volume.

    Calculate or measure the total cubic yards of material

  2. Next, determine the density.

    Calculate the density of the material in tons per cubic yard.

  3. Finally, calculate the total number of tons.

    Calculate the total weight using the equation above.


What is a ton?

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