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How to quickly measure the quantity of sand or stone in a truck

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In this exclusive civil engineering tutorial, you will get some useful tips for measuring the quantities of sand or stonechips in a truck in the construction site.

To start the calculation, initially, the length, width and height of the truck should be known.

The calculation is made in two ways :-

i) When the values are provided in feet and there are no values for inches.
ii) When the values are provided in both feet and inches.

First Method: Suppose, the length of the truck is given as 15 feet 0 inches, width 6 feet 0 inches and height 5 feet 0 inches.

The above values should be converted to inches by multiplying with 12.

So, the length will be 15 x 12 = 180 inches
Width will be 6 x 12 = 72 inches
Height will be 5 x 12 = 60 inches

Now, multiply all the values i.e. 180 x 72 x 60 = 777600 inches.

Now, this value should be converted to cubic feet by dividing with 1768 (12 x 12 x 12).

So, 777600 / 1768 = 450 cft

Suppose, the cost of sand 7000 per 100 cft; so the cost of total sand = 7000 x 4.5 = 31500

Second Method: Suppose, the length of the truck is given as 15 feet 5 inches, width 6 feet 3 inches and height 5 feet 2 inches.

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The above values should be converted to inches by multiplying with 12.

So, the length will be 15 x 12 = 180 inches + 5 = 185 inches
Width will be 6 x 12 = 72 inches + 3 = 75 inches
Height will be 5 x 12 = 60 inches + 2 = 62 inches

So, 185 x 75 x 62 = 860250

Now, 860250 / 1768 = 497.8299 cft

To get more clear ideas, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: STSOnlines

How to quickly measure the quantity of sand or stone in a truck