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    im not sure of the exact make up of the rock but im getting it from a quary in eastern nc. and my truck can cary 20 tons can anybody tell me roughly how many cubic yards of material that would be? or at least a good place to find out thanks

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    Re: tons to cubic yards, anyone? 3/4 in. gravel

    Without a density, you have nothing to convert.

    There is a site has representative densities of a variety of solids including rock and stone but being new I can't post a link.

    Here's to fighting spam.

    If you Google "density of stone", it's the second result.

    Good luck.

    AB

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    • #3
      Re: tons to cubic yards, anyone? 3/4 in. gravel

      Originally posted by Unregistered
      im not sure of the exact make up of the rock but im getting it from a quary in eastern nc. and my truck can cary 20 tons can anybody tell me roughly how many cubic yards of material that would be? or at least a good place to find out thanks
      If you measure the tray of your truck, you should be able to get a pretty good idea. Length x width x depth gives volume.

      For example, if your tray is four yards long, two yards wide, and you fill it one and a half yards full with gravel, then the volume is given by:

      4 x 2 x 1.5 = 12 cubic yards.

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        Re: tons to cubic yards, anyone? 3/4 in. gravel

        good idea! ill just figure the volume of the truck bed, thanks for makin sense

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        • #5
          Re: tons to cubic yards, anyone? 3/4 in. gravel

          I have a printed page from ACS Industries that gives a lot of material densities.

          It has several for gravel, but 'Gravel - dry (1/2" to 2")' seems to fit what you have. They give 2850 lb/ydł
          (1 ton = 2000 lb)

          So your 20 ton load would be 14 ydł, more or less.

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            Re: tons to cubic yards, anyone? 3/4 in. gravel

            Originally posted by Unregistered
            good idea! ill just figure the volume of the truck bed, thanks for makin sense
            You're welcome! - A rare lucid moment for me

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            • #7
              Re: tons to cubic yards, anyone? 3/4 in. gravel

              crushed rock = 1.3 tons = aprox 1 yard

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