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The volume of a wheelbarrow

Updated March 23, 2017

Wheelbarrows are useful for yard work and construction. They conveniently hold and carry materials and can generally be lifted and pushed on a wheel by one individual. The size and volume of wheelbarrows vary, but on average they will not hold more than 10 cubic feet.

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A common wheelbarrow has a volume of about eight cubic feet and weighs about 24.9 Kilogram when it's empty. These wheelbarrows are about 65 inches long, 30 inches wide and 30 inches high.


The average wheelbarrow can hold about eight cubic feet. This can be converted into about 227 litres or 60 gallons.


A wheelbarrow with the volume of eight cubic feet will hold about 209 Kilogram of water or about 544 Kilogram of concrete.

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About the Author

Kim Fuller has been writing food and lifestyle features since 2007. She now lives in Vail, Colo., after spending one year traveling Europe. Fuller is a regular contributor to Gaiam Life, an online fitness and wellness publication. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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