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I have a utility trailer that I use to haul my "stuff" around and decided it needed an upgrade . It originally had the wheelbarrow style tires that always seem to sink in the soft/muddy ground and make the trailer seem unstable . Also , they just didn't seem to be able to handle loads as well as I liked .

So , was finally able to get some 3/4" stock to replace the "axle" that was to short to support the "new" tires . A few cuts and new spacers and was able to mount some tires I had from a scrapped tractor .

Seems to ride better now and handle loads better also without the tires "flattening out" like the old ones . And it also floats across the soft terrain instaed of sinking in .

 

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Good idea.Thought about doing that to my old Red Devil yard cart too. Those skinny pizza cuters are just about worthless!
 

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Yer gonna need some mudflaps now! Good job!
 

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Looks great and ought to handle a heavy load. slkpk
 

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Great idea and nice set-up , thanks for the picture !!!

Later,x595
 

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Another plus is you now have two spare tires and rims for your wheelbarrow!.
...those whellbarrow tires are like tubes with tread though,even a thorn pops them too easily,IMO--..
I grab any rims from whellbarrow tires I see in the tire pile at the dump and mount 400:480X8" trailer tires or turfs like yours on them and use them on the front of tractors or trailers,hand trucks,etc..being a bit skinnier rim makes the tire beads much less likely to get dislodged or any sticks and other crud wedged between the bead and rim,sort of a poor mans "beadlock"!..
 
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