Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby jb » 12 Dec 2018, 8:51pm

Buy a new wheelbarrow The builders type are usually cheaper than fixing them.
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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Debs » 12 Dec 2018, 8:58pm

Easiest fix is to take the wheel off the barrow, and take wheel to local car tyre place.

Did this a few months ago, local tyre drive-in garage charged me about a fiver to fit a new inner-tube.

Perhaps i was lucky, but nice man there did it straight away, and service with a smile, only took a few minutes :D

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby 531colin » 12 Dec 2018, 8:59pm

For that very reason, I try to ensure that my daughter always has a functioning spare wheel and tyre to hand. She has 2 horses.
People generally seem better able to swap a wheelbarrow wheel than fix a puncture....or at least more prepared to try. Fixing punctures is regarded as a black art, even here!

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Mick F » 13 Dec 2018, 10:58am

Buy her a new ball barrow for Christmas.
She will be delighted. :D

https://www.diy.com/departments/walsall ... 605_BQ.prd
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Postby philvantwo » 13 Dec 2018, 2:02pm

£57!! Mick F wouldn't be paying out that much!! :lol:
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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Mick F » 13 Dec 2018, 8:43pm

Best wheelbarrow I've ever owned.
Solid and strong, and easy to use ......................... and no pneumatics.

What's not to like?
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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby PDQ Mobile » 13 Dec 2018, 9:07pm

531colin wrote:For goodness' sake, its an inner tube. Patch it. If you think wheelbarrow tyres are hard to fit, don't ever buy a motorcycle.

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Or a Landrover!

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Brucey » 13 Dec 2018, 10:58pm

Mick F wrote:Best wheelbarrow I've ever owned.
Solid and strong, and easy to use ......................... and no pneumatics.

What's not to like?


ball-barrow = very bad wheelbarrow; v. basic design fault; no pneumatic tyre means it is V hard work with a load on over soft ground (into which the ball pushes) or very rough ground (because the ball can only roll over it by going up and down). When the day comes that we are all riding bicycles offroad with very wide solid plastic tyres I may change my view on this.....ahem...

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Mick F » 14 Dec 2018, 5:57am

Wrong.
Have you actually tried one?

Heavy work with ours in soft ground and it's brilliant.
It bounces over rough root-strewn woodland just fine.

Comfort isn't the issue with a wheelbarrow, but I wouldn't like to be a passenger in it.
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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby francovendee » 14 Dec 2018, 7:31am

Mick F wrote:Loads of issues over the years with wheelbarrow tyres.
Some of mine have been tubeless, and I tried fitting a tube to them. Difficult to do and pinching them with a tyre lever is easy to do.
New wheels, and they eventually puncture too, and the sunshine UV light gets to the tyre eventually as the barrow spends much of its time unused and upside down and the tyre rots.

Best thing I did ........... after three barrows over the past 20odd years here .............. is to buy a wheelbarrow with a solid wheel.
This one is mine now. Excellent. :D
https://www.diy.com/departments/walsall ... 605_BQ.prd


I had real problems getting the tyre and tube off the first time I did it. I just couldn't get the tyre off the edge of the rim.
The second time I'd thought about it a little more and did it in the same way as a tight bike tyre. Kept squeezing the tyre to get it to the deepest section of the hub. When I did this it was as easy as a bike tyre.

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby goatwarden » 14 Dec 2018, 7:44am

Brucey wrote:
Mick F wrote:Best wheelbarrow I've ever owned.
Solid and strong, and easy to use ......................... and no pneumatics.

What's not to like?


ball-barrow = very bad wheelbarrow; v. basic design fault; no pneumatic tyre means it is V hard work with a load on over soft ground (into which the ball pushes) or very rough ground (because the ball can only roll over it by going up and down). When the day comes that we are all riding bicycles offroad with very wide solid plastic tyres I may change my view on this.....ahem...

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The ball barrow was "invented" (i.e. he obtained protection of his design; I doubt very much he was the first to try it) by serial charlatan James Dyson. I can't think of a better reason to assume it is something overpriced, looks prettier than the competition but doesn't really work. He did slip up rather in this design in as much as they don't appear to have in-built self-destruction; a problem he has amply remedied with his vastly more expensive Malaysian made goods since.

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Mick F » 14 Dec 2018, 8:06am

The cartridge bearings in the ball are a bit rubbish, as is the axle, but both of these issues are easily overcome.
Still maintain that it's the best wheelbarrow I've ever used.
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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby 531colin » 14 Dec 2018, 9:12am

francovendee wrote:...I had real problems getting the tyre and tube off the first time I did it. I just couldn't get the tyre off the edge of the rim.
The second time I'd thought about it a little more and did it in the same way as a tight bike tyre. Kept squeezing the tyre to get it to the deepest section of the hub…...RIM!!... When I did this it was as easy as a bike tyre.

Motorcycle tyres you have to do with both hands and both feet.
With the wheel flat down, tread the tyre into the rim well, this gives you the slack to get the first bit of bead over the rim edge.
Wheelbarrows are easier with the type where the axle comes out of the wheel; with the type where the axle is welded into the wheel its like changing the tyre on a spinning-top, unless you make a hole in the ground for the axle.....

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby hamster » 14 Dec 2018, 9:22am

Thanks for that tip - I need to do the inner tubes on my boat launching trolley! While the tube repair is trivial, getting the tyre on and off the rim isn't...

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Mick F » 14 Dec 2018, 9:44am

We have a four-wheeled barrow with spilt rims.
Sounds a great idea for smaller wheels.
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