Tons Conversion

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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.

Ton Conversion Calculators

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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.[1] 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.

Tons Measurement Conversion Table

If you're here then there's a good chance you might be wondering just how much is a ton? The chart below shows how much a ton is in other measures of weight.

Common ton values and equivalent imperial and metric weight measurements
tons pounds ounces metric tons long tons kilograms grams milligrams stones carats
1 t 2,000 lb 32,000 oz 0.907185 t 0.892857 lt 907.18474 kg 907,185 g 907,184,740 mg 142.857143 st 4,535,924 ct
2 t 4,000 lb 64,000 oz 1.814369 t 1.785714 lt 1,814 kg 1,814,369 g 1,814,369,480 mg 285.714286 st 9,071,847 ct
3 t 6,000 lb 96,000 oz 2.721554 t 2.678571 lt 2,722 kg 2,721,554 g 2,721,554,220 mg 428.571429 st 13,607,771 ct
4 t 8,000 lb 128,000 oz 3.628739 t 3.571429 lt 3,629 kg 3,628,739 g 3,628,738,960 mg 571.428571 st 18,143,695 ct
5 t 10,000 lb 160,000 oz 4.535924 t 4.464286 lt 4,536 kg 4,535,924 g 4,535,923,700 mg 714.285714 st 22,679,619 ct
6 t 12,000 lb 192,000 oz 5.443108 t 5.357143 lt 5,443 kg 5,443,108 g 5,443,108,440 mg 857.142857 st 27,215,542 ct
7 t 14,000 lb 224,000 oz 6.350293 t 6.25 lt 6,350 kg 6,350,293 g 6,350,293,180 mg 1,000 st 31,751,466 ct
8 t 16,000 lb 256,000 oz 7.257478 t 7.142857 lt 7,257 kg 7,257,478 g 7,257,477,920 mg 1,143 st 36,287,390 ct
9 t 18,000 lb 288,000 oz 8.164663 t 8.035714 lt 8,165 kg 8,164,663 g 8,164,662,660 mg 1,286 st 40,823,313 ct
10 t 20,000 lb 320,000 oz 9.071847 t 8.928572 lt 9,072 kg 9,071,847 g 9,071,847,400 mg 1,429 st 45,359,237 ct
11 t 22,000 lb 352,000 oz 9.979032 t 9.821429 lt 9,979 kg 9,979,032 g 9,979,032,140 mg 1,571 st 49,895,161 ct
12 t 24,000 lb 384,000 oz 10.886217 t 10.714286 lt 10,886 kg 10,886,217 g 10,886,216,880 mg 1,714 st 54,431,084 ct
13 t 26,000 lb 416,000 oz 11.793402 t 11.607143 lt 11,793 kg 11,793,402 g 11,793,401,620 mg 1,857 st 58,967,008 ct
14 t 28,000 lb 448,000 oz 12.700586 t 12.5 lt 12,701 kg 12,700,586 g 12,700,586,360 mg 2,000 st 63,502,932 ct
15 t 30,000 lb 480,000 oz 13.607771 t 13.392857 lt 13,608 kg 13,607,771 g 13,607,771,100 mg 2,143 st 68,038,856 ct
16 t 32,000 lb 512,000 oz 14.514956 t 14.285714 lt 14,515 kg 14,514,956 g 14,514,955,840 mg 2,286 st 72,574,779 ct
17 t 34,000 lb 544,000 oz 15.422141 t 15.178572 lt 15,422 kg 15,422,141 g 15,422,140,580 mg 2,429 st 77,110,703 ct
18 t 36,000 lb 576,000 oz 16.329325 t 16.071429 lt 16,329 kg 16,329,325 g 16,329,325,320 mg 2,571 st 81,646,627 ct
19 t 38,000 lb 608,000 oz 17.23651 t 16.964286 lt 17,237 kg 17,236,510 g 17,236,510,060 mg 2,714 st 86,182,550 ct
20 t 40,000 lb 640,000 oz 18.143695 t 17.857143 lt 18,144 kg 18,143,695 g 18,143,694,800 mg 2,857 st 90,718,474 ct

References

  1. 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