Buying pneumatic wheels which aren't garbage

  1. thinfourth pleb

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    I am wanting to make a wheel barrow like device.

    To do this i will need to buy some small pneumatic wheels.

    Where can i get ones at reasonable cost which aren't chinese garbage which after 12 months has the air holing abilities of a sock?
     
  2. MCKDAVID Member

    probably with difficulty, even if you pay a decent price, probably made over there anyway.

    Depending on the size and diameter, what about scooter front wheels. The tyres are rated for the road so should be decent enough.
     
  3. addjunkie

    addjunkie Forum Supporter

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    dobbslc Member

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    I've seen some on wheel barrows that are yellow and made from a kind of high density foam, they can't be punctured.
     
  5. thinfourth pleb

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    It's not punctures which is the issue

    It is the fact that the rubber they are made of lasts 18 months and then falls to bits

    If the for ones last the same amount of time then it is a waste of money
     
  6. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    Get some barrow wheels and put 8" trailer tyres on when the originals perish. If you leave them in daylight they will crack in no time, cover them up when not in use.
     
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  7. 8ob

    8ob Member

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    I had the cheap chinese pretend rubber wheels/tyres on my yard toolbox, no end of grief with flats so I changed them for solid. Has been alright but they develop small flat spots when they sit for a while so best to move them about a bit.

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  8. brightspark

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    what u want are a set of a motobility scooter pukka quality
     
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  10. Pete.

    Pete. Member

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    Siteblazer barrows. Never seen one punctured.
     
  11. KemppiFrog Member

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    The inflatable ones from our local B&Q are rated up to 200kg, but have plastic hubs with ss roller bearings for a 20mm axle.
    Any idea what thos yellow ones are rated at? Looking to make a dolly to piggy back a 500kg boat onto a larger road trailer. Wheels will be submerged in sea water on a regular basis, so either plain bearings or the ss rollers mentioned above. Rather fancy HD foam.
     
  12. http://www.rosscastors.co.uk/

    Ive had quite a lot of wheels and castors from these lot all seem to be good quality well worth a phone call and they'll find what you need
     
  13. gaz1 Member

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