cubic yard

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cubic yard

A measurement used to measure concrete,gravel,or earth. It measures 3 ft 3 ft 3 ft, which is equivalent to 27 cubic feet. Usually shortened to simply “yard,” as in “It will take 12 yards of dirt to fill that hole.”

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By then, they will have moved 1.3 million cu yd of sand and 590,000 cu yd of clay and silt material.
The volume of sand required, 300,000 cu yd, coupled with strict aesthetic requirements, made hydraulic dredging the only economically feasible option.
of good-quality topsoil should be provided; the total quantity required was 87,000 cu yd. The options included importing native topsoil from an approved source, importing manufactured topsoil, and blending imported soil with compost from the city's yard waste composting program.
The Lamb Canyon project required the removal and disposal of approximately 2 million cu yd of excess dirt at significant expense.
The baling operations resulted in over 200,000 cu yd of metal being recovered and removed from the island for eventual recycling.
Models 555E and 655E are standard units and feature a Power Shuttle transmission, mechanical differential lock, analog instrumentation package, and a choice of 1.15 or 1.3 cu yd loader buckets.
Working double shifts, up to 20,000 cu yd were moved daily.