How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Tire in 5 Minutes | Pretty Handy Girl

How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Tire in 5 Minutes | Pretty Handy Girl

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!

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Grab two items and let’s get to it.

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Materials:

How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Wheel in 5 Minutes | Pretty Handy Girl

Instructions:

Flip the wheelbarrow over and loosen the nuts on the axle bracket.

How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Wheel in 5 Minutes | Pretty Handy Girl

Remove the nuts from the bolts. Repeat for the opposite bracket.

How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Wheel in 5 Minutes | Pretty Handy Girl

Lift the wheel off the wheelbarrow frame.

How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Wheel in 5 Minutes | Pretty Handy Girl
Remove the axle from the old wheel.

How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Wheel in 5 Minutes | Pretty Handy Girl

Slide the new wheel onto the axle.

How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Wheel in 5 Minutes | Pretty Handy Girl

Set the wheel back onto the frame, replace the bracket and the nuts. Tighten the nuts.

How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Wheel in 5 Minutes | Pretty Handy Girl

Flip the wheelbarrow back upright and get to work!

How to Replace a Wheelbarrow Wheel in 5 Minutes | Pretty Handy Girl

And that’s the easiest way to replace a wheelbarrow flat tire in 5 minutes or less.

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5 replies
  1. Patrick S
    Patrick S says:

    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?

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