Convert from kilograms to tons using the calculator below. We’ve also provided an easy kg-to-tons formula for manual conversions.
Kilograms to Tons Converter
Enter the weight in kilograms to calculate the equivalent weight in tons:
There are 907.185 kilograms in a US ton. To convert from kilograms to tons, divide by 907.185.
Tons = Kilograms/907.185
Reference the table below for common kilograms-to-tons conversions.
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The Difference Between a Kilogram and a Ton
A ton is a measure of weight equal to 2,000 pounds. Common uses for the ton include weighing heavy items such as vehicles and freight. The ton is also a classification system for trucks (e.g., a half-ton or quarter-ton truck.). The US ton is sometimes called a ‘short ton.’
Aside from the US ton, there’s also the tonne from the metric system. The tonne (also known as the megagram) weighs 1,000 kilograms or about 2,205 pounds. In the UK, there’s a measure known as the ‘long ton,’ equivalent to 2,240 pounds.
A kilogram is a unit from the metric system that measures mass. A kilogram is widely used as a scientific measure across the world.
How to Convert from Kilograms to Tons: Examples
Here’s an overview of using our simple formula to convert from kilograms to tons.
Example: Convert from 1,000 kgs to tons
- Tons = 1,000 kg/907.185
- 1.102311 tons = 1,000 kilograms
Example: Convert 3,175 kilograms to tons
- Tons = 3,175 kg/907.185
- 3.499837 tons = 3,175 kg
Example: Convert 1,360 kilograms to tons
- Tons = 1,360kg/907.185
- 1.499143 tons = 1,360 kg
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ
How do you convert kilograms to a metric ton?
To convert kilograms to a metric ton, divide your kilogram value by 1,000.
How do you convert kilograms to long tons?
The long ton contains 1016.05 kilograms. For an accurate conversion, divide your kilogram value by 1016.05 to determine the number of long tons.
Why is a metric ton different from a US ton?
The metric system uses decimal points across its base units for easy conversions. For example, a metric ton contains 1,000 kilograms, the base unit for mass. The United States Customary system doesn’t use easy conversions. Instead, a US ton is the equivalent of 2,000 pounds. While the US switching to the metric system has many benefits, it would be too costly for most businesses to convert.
Is a metric ton larger than a US ton?
The metric ton is larger than the US ton. A metric ton contains 2,205 pounds, while a US ton weighs 2,000 pounds.
What to multiply tons by to determine kilograms?
Multiply a US ton by 907.185 to determine the equivalent number of kilograms.