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How To Change a Wheelbarrow Tire

Image via Flickr by Starr Environmental Wheelbarrow Tires

Wheelbarrow tires come in two types, tubeless and tube-type. Some have inflatable inner tubes while others are made of solid urethane, which means you have to buy the entire wheel. If you have a tubeless or tube-type tire, you can typically follow the same directions to change the tire.

Tools you will need:
  • New Tire
  • Crescent Wrench
  • Dish Soap
  • Screwdriver or tire iron
  • Optional: crowbar

    Step 1: Select a replacement tire that will give you adequate height. Otherwise, your wheelbarrow could drag on the ground.
    Step 2: Take off the old tire by locating the wheel nut and removing its pin.
    Step 3: If the tire doesn't want to come off easily, use a crowbar to gently pry it off.
    Step 4:If you are replacing only the tire follow steps 5-10, if you are replacing the whole wheel move to step 11.
    Step 5: Release air from the tire so that it is easier to remove the rim.
    Step 6: If the tire does not come off easily, use a screwdriver or our tire iron set to lift away from the rim.
    Step 7: Before putting on the new tire, use dish soap to lube the beads.
    Step 8: Work one side of the tire beads over the lip of the rim using our tire iron set.
    Step 9: If you are using an inner tube, install it inside the tire so that the valve stem is properly placed.
    Step 10: Work the other side of the tire bead using the tire iron set until the tire is completely on the rim, and then you can inflate the tire.
    Step 11:Adjust the new tire so that it is centered. Some wheelbarrows have spacers that will hold the tire in its proper position.
    Step 12: Replace the pin in the wheel nut.
    Step 13: Check the tire for sturdiness.