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Could someone tell me the weight in pounds of a cubic foot of wheat, oats, or soybeans. I'm trying to figure the capacity in bushels of a grain truck bed.
-- Red Neck (email@example.com), February 08, 2002
A bushel is right at 1.5 cubic feet.
-- Ken S. in WC TN (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 08, 2002.
Wheat is around 60 #'s per bushel...so 40 #s per square foot. Oats are around 32 to 34 #'s so 21 or so #s per square foot. Don't know soybeans. We usually get those per cwt.
-- Nan (email@example.com), February 08, 2002.
Soybeans are 60# per bu, like wheat. Shell corn is 56#. They say about 70-72# of ear corn gives you 1 bu of shell corn.
Oats is legally at 32#. However, you often get docked unless it is 38# or more per bu. Oats can be all over the place, from 28-42# bu, so the weight per volume can change a lot! The other crops are generally withing a couple lbs of the norm.
-- paul (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 09, 2002.