Full name: short ton
Plural form: short tons
Category type: weight
Scale factor: 907.18474
The SI base unit for mass is the kilogram.
The SI derived unit for weight or force is the newton.
1 kilogram is equal to 0.0011023113109244 short ton.
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The short ton is a unit of mass equal to 2000 lb (exactly 907.18474 kg). In the United States it is often called simply "ton" without distinguishing it from the metric ton (or tonne) and the long ton —rather, the other two are specifically noted. There are, however, some U.S. applications for which "tons", even if unidentified, are usually long tons (e.g., Navy ships) or metric tons (e.g., world grain production figures).