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How big is 85 cubic yards?

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It's about six times as big as a Concrete Mixer Truck.
In other words, 85 cubic yards is 5.9 times the size of a Concrete Mixer Truck, and the size of a Concrete Mixer Truck is 0.17 times that amount.
(a.k.a. cement mixer, a.k.a. cement mixer truck, a.k.a. cement transport truck, a.k.a. concrete mixer, a.k.a. concrete transport truck, a.k.a. in-transit mixer)(standard size; drum capacity)
It's about one-thirty-fifth as big as a Hot Air Balloon.
In other words, the size of a Hot Air Balloon is 33 times 85 cubic yards.
(four-person capacity; envelope volume; average)
The average volume of a hot air balloon sufficient to lift four adults is 2,900 cubic yards. Typically made of nylon or dacron, a balloon envelope of this size typically weighs just 88 kg (190 lbs).
It's about one-fortieth as big as an Olympic Swimming Pool.
In other words, the size of an Olympic Swimming Pool is 38 times 85 cubic yards.
(FINA regulation; (minimum capacity)
It's about one-ninetieth as big as The Goodyear Blimp.
In other words, 85 cubic yards is 0.0113 times the size of The Goodyear Blimp, and the size of The Goodyear Blimp is 88.5 times that amount.
It's about 90 times as big as a Hot Tub.
In other words, 85 cubic yards is 90.4 times the size of a Hot Tub, and the size of a Hot Tub is 0.0111 times that amount.
(for Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Plug and Play 4 Person Spa With 12 Jets) (a.k.a. Spa, a.k.a. Jacuzzi, a.k.a. Whirlpool) (Advertised Capacity)
It's about one-four-hundredth as big as The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
In other words, 85 cubic yards is 0.00254 times the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is 394 times that amount.
(Washington, D.C.)
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool holds approximately 33,400 cubic yards of water. The Pool has a sloping bottom and extends to 80 cm (30 in) deep in its center.
It's about 400 times as big as a Bathtub.
In other words, 85 cubic yards is 410 times the size of a Bathtub, and the size of a Bathtub is 0.0024 times that amount.
(a.k.a. bath, a.k.a. tub) (for Bootz Industries Aloha 5 ft. Left Hand Drain Soaking Tub)