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The ton is a unit used to measure weight. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about tons.
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Ton Definition and Usage
One short ton, sometimes called a US ton, is equal to 2,000 pounds and is mostly used in the US as a unit of mass/weight. The short ton should not be confused with the long ton, which is used mostly in the United Kingdom, or the metric ton which is used in most other countries.
The ton is a US customary unit of weight. A ton is sometimes also referred to as a short ton. Tons can be abbreviated as t; for example, 1 ton can be written as 1 t.
How Much is a Ton?
If you're here, then there's a good chance you might be wondering just how much is a ton? One ton is equal to 2,000 pounds or 907.18474 kilograms.
The chart below shows how much a ton is in other measures of weight.
|tons||pounds||ounces||metric tons||kilograms||grams||milligrams||long tons||carats|
|1 t||2,000 lb||32,000 oz||0.907185 t||907.18474 kg||907,185 g||907,184,740 mg||0.892857 lt||4,535,924 ct|
|2 t||4,000 lb||64,000 oz||1.814369 t||1,814 kg||1,814,369 g||1,814,369,480 mg||1.785714 lt||9,071,847 ct|
|3 t||6,000 lb||96,000 oz||2.721554 t||2,722 kg||2,721,554 g||2,721,554,220 mg||2.678571 lt||13,607,771 ct|
|4 t||8,000 lb||128,000 oz||3.628739 t||3,629 kg||3,628,739 g||3,628,738,960 mg||3.571429 lt||18,143,695 ct|
|5 t||10,000 lb||160,000 oz||4.535924 t||4,536 kg||4,535,924 g||4,535,923,700 mg||4.464286 lt||22,679,619 ct|
|6 t||12,000 lb||192,000 oz||5.443108 t||5,443 kg||5,443,108 g||5,443,108,440 mg||5.357143 lt||27,215,542 ct|
|7 t||14,000 lb||224,000 oz||6.350293 t||6,350 kg||6,350,293 g||6,350,293,180 mg||6.25 lt||31,751,466 ct|
|8 t||16,000 lb||256,000 oz||7.257478 t||7,257 kg||7,257,478 g||7,257,477,920 mg||7.142857 lt||36,287,390 ct|
|9 t||18,000 lb||288,000 oz||8.164663 t||8,165 kg||8,164,663 g||8,164,662,660 mg||8.035714 lt||40,823,313 ct|
|10 t||20,000 lb||320,000 oz||9.071847 t||9,072 kg||9,071,847 g||9,071,847,400 mg||8.928572 lt||45,359,237 ct|
|11 t||22,000 lb||352,000 oz||9.979032 t||9,979 kg||9,979,032 g||9,979,032,140 mg||9.821429 lt||49,895,161 ct|
|12 t||24,000 lb||384,000 oz||10.886217 t||10,886 kg||10,886,217 g||10,886,216,880 mg||10.714286 lt||54,431,084 ct|
|13 t||26,000 lb||416,000 oz||11.793402 t||11,793 kg||11,793,402 g||11,793,401,620 mg||11.607143 lt||58,967,008 ct|
|14 t||28,000 lb||448,000 oz||12.700586 t||12,701 kg||12,700,586 g||12,700,586,360 mg||12.5 lt||63,502,932 ct|
|15 t||30,000 lb||480,000 oz||13.607771 t||13,608 kg||13,607,771 g||13,607,771,100 mg||13.392857 lt||68,038,856 ct|
|16 t||32,000 lb||512,000 oz||14.514956 t||14,515 kg||14,514,956 g||14,514,955,840 mg||14.285714 lt||72,574,779 ct|
|17 t||34,000 lb||544,000 oz||15.422141 t||15,422 kg||15,422,141 g||15,422,140,580 mg||15.178572 lt||77,110,703 ct|
|18 t||36,000 lb||576,000 oz||16.329325 t||16,329 kg||16,329,325 g||16,329,325,320 mg||16.071429 lt||81,646,627 ct|
|19 t||38,000 lb||608,000 oz||17.23651 t||17,237 kg||17,236,510 g||17,236,510,060 mg||16.964286 lt||86,182,550 ct|
|20 t||40,000 lb||640,000 oz||18.143695 t||18,144 kg||18,143,695 g||18,143,694,800 mg||17.857143 lt||90,718,474 ct|
- United States Department of Agriculture, Weights, Measures, and Conversion Factors for Agricultural Commodities and Their Products, https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/41880/33132_ah697_002.pdf