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Why does a wheelbarrow have only one wheel?

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Answered 2013-05-26 17:57:16

A wheelbarrow has 1 wheel for maneuverabilty. Although they do have bigger

barrows that have two wheels. However, if they are too widely spaced, they need to be able to pivot.

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