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Ton vs. a yard

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ptllandscapeIL, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    ok,alot of my surpliers sell tons for liek $55 loaded compard to $70
    a yard loaded at other places what is the diffrence in amount
  2. JElmWin

    JElmWin Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    purplebou Helpful hint, click on the "spell check" button at the bottom of the posting page. Do as it suggests. Then post your message.

    Thank You !:p
  3. harley hauler

    harley hauler Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    what's a load considered 2 yds 5yds. WHAT??!!! It all depends
  4. JElmWin

    JElmWin Senior Member
    Messages: 232


    F.Y.I. A ton is 2000 pounds. A yard is the equivalent of an area that is 3' x 3' x 3' ( cube).
    As for what is the better bargain? Depends on what you're buying, salt, perhaps? If you're buying by the ton then you're getting weighed. No room for error there. If you're buying by the yard then it could be in their favor or yours. I'm sure some salt guys here have a general idea what a yard weighs. I would think that since salt absorbs water that a yard would be the better bargain. :confused:
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Re: Ton/Yard

    Salt Cake @ 2430# per cubic yard
    Coarse Salt@ 1350# per cubic yard
    Fine Salt @ 2025# per cubic yard