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    Small equipment tyres always flat- solutions?

    I have numerous pieces of equipment with small pneumatic tyres, such as log splitter, towable weed sprayer, wheelbarrows etc. It is almost a ritual to have to inflate a tyre when using a piece of equipment that has not been used in a while. I know I'm not the only one who has this frustration, I'm wondering what solutions others have used to overcome it.

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    Iíve replaced my wheelbarrow wheel with a solid rubber one. Same for the hand trolley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_D4 View Post
    Iíve replaced my wheelbarrow wheel with a solid rubber one. Same for the hand trolley.
    Ditto, Solid tyres , haven't had a flat on the wheelbarrow in 3 years, They are the only solution.


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    How do the solid barrow tiles go when you say have a load of Ďcrete or firewood and have to bump the barrow up a small step - I split the height of steps with lumps of wood or a ramp but often find Iím using the bounce in the tyre to get up??

    My frustration is the water drain / Dump valve On my compressor takes about three weeks to close - just before the tank fills so to put a squirt in the barrow Or Zero tyre the air compressor uses about 63kWh of Juice for one quick blast of air!! !!!



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    I used some polyurethane spray foam (Bunnings filler shelf) on a gap around window (on the prevailing wind side) in a small shed I'd built a while back and then looked at the tyre on my old wheelbarrow. Flat. Shook the can... empty.

    Might get around to trying it one day. Like you, I get annoyed at constantly inflating tyres before using the equipment. When I saw the foam expand and fill the gap around the window and then set I figured it might be worth a go. I think if I did do it, I would pull the tube out and just fill the tyre cavity up. Trim any excess if it emerges and hope for 'roundness'.

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    I dosed all these small tubes/tyres with Slime Tyre Sealant. Seems to have largely solved the issue for me.
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    There are companies that will foam fill them.
    We used to get Industrial Sweeper tyres foam filled to make them puncture proof.

    Try a forklift tyre place like Tyrefill Pty Ltd Melbourne
    Not sure of price so it may not be economical..........



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    Quote Originally Posted by RHS58 View Post
    I dosed all these small tubes/tyres with Slime Tyre Sealant. Seems to have largely solved the issue for me.
    That looks like the most economical solution to try, the solid tyres are a very tempting option but would really add up in price by the time I replaced the wheels on all of my equipment. Not talking thousands but certainly several hundreds of dollars. As for nitrogen, I'm using 78% in all of my tyres at present so not sure how a purer sample would stop leaks?
    Is the green slime readily available?

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