Enter the dirt volume (ft^3) and the dirt density (lbs/ft^3) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Dirt Load. 

Dirt Load Formula

DL = DV * D


  • DL is the Dirt Load (lbs)
  • DV is the dirt volume (ft^3)
  • D is the dirt density (lbs/ft^3)

To calculate Dirt Load, multiply the dirt volume by the dirt density.

How to Calculate Dirt Load?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Dirt Load.

  1. First, determine the dirt volume (ft^3). 
  2. Next, determine the dirt density (lbs/ft^3). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = DL = DV * D.
  4. Finally, calculate the Dirt Load.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

dirt volume (ft^3) = 560

dirt density (lbs/ft^3) = 30