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Startingover 05-03-2012 09:48 AM

garden cart tires???
 
Looking at the popular stores and checking comparison charts. I want a solid tire so it never goes flat.

At a home store found 2 inexpensive carts that state:

solid tire-----yes
flat free------no

If it's solid shouldn't it be 'flat free'?

thanks

I will only be using it a few yrs as I get my shrubs established and don't care about having one last a lifetime.

joecaption 05-03-2012 10:05 AM

If you buy a cheap cart you will regret it.
Soild tires could be plastic rims and soild ruber treads which will crack.
Any cart I've seen with run flat tires has steel rims and is a better trailer because run flats cost more to make.
Have you checked Craigs list for a used one?
Just adding a tube to any tire will go a long way to make it flat free.
It's the made in China tires that always weather crack and leak air.

DrHicks 05-03-2012 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Startingover (Post 913459)
Looking at the popular stores and checking comparison charts. I want a solid tire so it never goes flat.

At a home store found 2 inexpensive carts that state:

solid tire-----yes
flat free------no

If it's solid shouldn't it be 'flat free'?

thanks

I will only be using it a few yrs as I get my shrubs established and don't care about having one last a lifetime.

A solid tire IS flat-free. There's no air in it.

Any reason you're not looking into a wheel barrow? Use it, then if you don't want to keep it you can Craigslist it.

Startingover 05-03-2012 10:44 AM

It seemed the wheelbarrows I viewed had tires that could go flat.

I never paid any attention to whether my dad or hubby ever maintained previous wheelbarrow tires. I just knew they rolled.

joecaption 05-03-2012 10:48 AM

I have two wheel barrows with run flat tires, I buy the ones with two tires not just one. Far more stable when loading and rolling.

Startingover 05-03-2012 10:59 AM

what are "run flat" tires? I haven't seen that phrase in ads. Does it mean just how it sounds?

joecaption 05-03-2012 11:07 AM

There filled with foam not air so they can not go flat.
http://lawn-and-garden.hardwarestore...re-663818.aspx

Startingover 05-03-2012 11:46 AM

thanks for the link. Didn't know these existed. Not cheap, but they're what I need.

DrHicks 05-03-2012 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Startingover (Post 913565)
thanks for the link. Didn't know these existed. Not cheap, but they're what I need.

Another thing you could do - which I did for years with lawn-care tires - is run some Slime in them. I had good luck doing that.

Startingover 05-03-2012 12:22 PM

thanks. I just googled 'Slime'.

:)

DrHicks 05-03-2012 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Startingover (Post 913589)
thanks. I just googled 'Slime'.

:)

Just don't dump Slime, or Fix-A-Flat in your car/pickup/motorcycle tires, or you'll eventually have a tire shop employee wanting to rip your head off... :laughing:

Startingover 05-03-2012 05:38 PM

uh, I learned that the hard way with 'Fix a flat' :(.


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