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What innertube size?

 
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Periodically I have to insert an innertube into a tire. I just did one for our rear tire of the riding mower. Whew!

I love this cart.







I have not found an inner tube that matches these numbers (4.00-6). How do I find one that will work? Is there a set of physical measurements I can take? What?
 
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Okay, Amazon it is. Ive been physically traipsing around all the home and garden type stores. Thanks James!
 
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Joylynn,

Just an FYI in case it's useful information.  My wife uses those carts a LOT to pull buckets of feed between animal shelters.....and was getting tired of the flat tires.  So upon purchase of a new wagon, I routinely replace all 4 wheels with "flat-free" wheels of the same size.  You may have to search a bit, but places like TSC, Fleet Farm, Northern Tool, etc.....any of the bigger farm and hardware dealers will have these often in stock and they should look the same size and have the same axle bore as your originals.  They do cost a bit more, but can save headaches in the long run.
 
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John Weiland wrote:Joylynn,

Just an FYI in case it's useful information.  My wife uses those carts a LOT to pull buckets of feed between animal shelters.....and was getting tired of the flat tires.  So upon purchase of a new wagon, I routinely replace all 4 wheels with "flat-free" wheels of the same size.  You may have to search a bit, but places like TSC, Fleet Farm, Northern Tool, etc.....any of the bigger farm and hardware dealers will have these often in stock and they should look the same size and have the same axle bore as your originals.  They do cost a bit more, but can save headaches in the long run.



Harbor Freight carries a lot of them too, for really good prices.
 
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I have a garden cart that I rely on heavily on our property.  Harbor freight sells complete wheels for not much more than inner tubes.  I bought a couple wheels so I can do a quick change rather than have to be down putting a tube in.  Then I can replace or patch the tube on a rainy day when I can't do much outdoors.
 
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Wheel Barrow innertubes would also work.

Innertubes are filled with air so you do not have to have the exact size. Just blow them up until the tire is inflated. It is not like you will be cruising down the interstate at 90 miles per hour. :-)
 
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Here is a 2 pack of wheel barrow tubes.

I like the idea of having a spare tube for next time. And they are cheaper per each. Ya'll think they should work?
 
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Travis Johnson wrote:Wheel Barrow innertubes would also work.

Innertubes are filled with air so you do not have to have the exact size. Just blow them up until the tire is inflated. It is not like you will be cruising down the interstate at 90 miles per hour. :-)



No, but there is a hill that my inner child secretly desires to ride down on in the garden wagon.
 
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Wouldent it be cheaper/ more time effecent to have solid tires? I dont really mind bumpy wheelbarrows and such cuz i naturally make paths so i can walk barefoot, so i might be missing something.
 
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Bob Gallamore wrote:

Travis Johnson wrote:Wheel Barrow innertubes would also work.

Innertubes are filled with air so you do not have to have the exact size. Just blow them up until the tire is inflated. It is not like you will be cruising down the interstate at 90 miles per hour. :-)



No, but there is a hill that my inner child secretly desires to ride down on in the garden wagon.



I was at the hardware store and this guy could not find the exact wheel barrow inner tube for his wheel barrow so I told him what I said here, just buy a bigger one and do not blow it up as much. Its still going to blow up the tire just fine. He was incensed and kept saying, "but it is the wrong size", and I was thinking, how fast are you going with this wheel barrow anyway?

Some people just cannot think outside the box. They think if it is not the exact same thing, it will not work. I feel bad for those people as they must have a very hard time farming/homesteading!I thrive on not quite right engineering!
 
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