How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Tire in 5 Minutes
What happens when you are ready to do some work in the yard and discover your wheelbarrow has a flat tire? You pump it up. But, then you realize the tire is dry-rotted and no air will stay in the wheel. Trust me when I say you don’t want to muscle the tire off to replace it (because that is a pain in the “you know what” and it’s much faster to replace the whole wheel.) Have no fear, I have a tutorial for How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Tire in 5 Minutes!
Grab two items and let’s get to it.
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- Wheelbarrow Replacement Wheel (or purchase a Flat Free Wheel and never replace a flat tire again)
- Socket Set (you might need deep socket for this project)
Flip the wheelbarrow over and loosen the nuts on the axle bracket.
Remove the nuts from the bolts. Repeat for the opposite bracket.
Lift the wheel off the wheelbarrow frame.
Remove the axle from the old wheel.
Slide the new wheel onto the axle.
Set the wheel back onto the frame, replace the bracket and the nuts. Tighten the nuts.
Flip the wheelbarrow back upright and get to work!
And that’s the easiest way to replace a wheelbarrow flat tire in 5 minutes or less.
Just the perfect answer I needed before I attempt to replace my wheel barrel tire. Thank you !
Took me a bit more than 5 minutes. I did get it done. Rusted bolts.
A Lady of a certain age.😊
What type of hammer do you suggest to free the axle from the old wheel? My tire dry-rotted and I need a replacement. My axle is quite rusty so maybe a penetrant to loosen it up a bit first?
Thank you , I need to do this today and I have never done it before, thanks!!!!
Thank you so much for this post! I have been putting this off for a while now because I thought it would be hard – I’m off to buy a replacement tire now!
Thank you. Very timely. It’s currently on my to-do list.
Well, I think it’s safe to say that’s certainly a lot easier than changing a tire on a car! 🙂