A ton is a measurement of weight, and a cubic yard is a measurement of volume. The number of tons that a given cubic yard of material weighs depends on the material.
Continue ReadingA cubic yard of dry building sand weighs 1.09 tons. If the cubic yard is pure water, then the answer is 0.75 ton. A cubic yard of saltwater, meanwhile, weighs 0.77 ton. Due to the anomalous expansion of water, the weight of water changes depending on the temperature. A cubic yard of ice weighs only 0.69 ton, the same as a cubic yard at of water at 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
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