# How Much Does A Wheelbarrow Hold?

Last updated on September 4th, 2022 at 09:50 pm

If you do a lot of outdoor work around the house like gardening and landscaping, you know how valuable and efficient a wheelbarrow can be. Wheelbarrows can drastically reduce the amount of physical work and effort required. They are effective in load distribution making it much easier to carry large heavy loads of material.

Knowing how much a wheelbarrow will hold is important and will help you determine how many trips back and forth you will need to do when moving a large amount of certain substance like topsoil.

If your goal is to cover a certain area in your yard with mulch, topsoil, or cement, knowing the volume of your wheelbarrow will tell you how many full loads you will need to make.

## How many cubic meters does a wheelbarrow hold?

Wheelbarrows are available in different sizes.

**A standard-sized wheelbarrow for home use is either 2 or 3 cubic feet. The difference is the depth of the wheelbarrow. Some have a shallow basin and others have a deep basin. Large contractor-sized wheelbarrows can be as large as 6 cubic feet. **

3 cubic feet equals 0.111111 cubic yards. If you are looking to fill an area of 1 cubic yard using a standard 3 cubic foot wheelbarrow, you will need to make 9 trips.

## How many shovels to fill a wheelbarrow?

On average, it will take 5 or 6 shovels to fill 1 cubic foot. As shovel size can vary, this is an approximate number. So if you were going to fill a standard 3 cubic foot wheelbarrow, it would take around 15 to 18 shovels.

## How many liters does a wheelbarrow hold?

The standard 3 cubic foot wheelbarrow will hold around 85 liters. This is equal to 22 gallons. A larger 6 cubic foot wheelbarrow will hold 170 liters or 44 gallons. Of course, that is assuming your wheelbarrow is fully sealed and doesn’t leak.

## How many bags of cement will fit in a wheelbarrow?

Bags of cement are available in many different sizes. The most common sizes are 50, 60, or 80-pound bags. With a 50-pound bag of cement, you can yield around 0.375 cubic feet. You would need over 5 bags to fill a 2 cubic foot wheelbarrow.

## How much soil does a wheelbarrow hold?

The amount of soil your wheelbarrow will hold depends on its size. Either a 2, 3, or 6 cubic foot wheelbarrow can be used.

A 40-pound bag of topsoil contains around 0.75 cubic feet. You can put 4 bags of 40-pound topsoil in a 3 cubic foot wheelbarrow.

If you just had a dump truck full of soil dropped off in your yard, you will need to move it around using a wheelbarrow. You might be wondering how many wheelbarrow loads are you going to need to lug.

A 20-ton dump truck will carry around 10-12 cubic yards of dirt. This is equal to 270-324 cubic feet. Assuming you are using a 3 cubic foot wheelbarrow, you will need to make between 90 and 108 trips with a full wheelbarrow.