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I have a Gorilla Wagon with rubber wheels. These wheels/tires crack and need to be replaced every two to three years. This is partially due to the dry arid weather here in New Mexico. Replacement wheels cost more than a new cart. Does anyone have any ideas for alternative wheels/tires? Thank you, Bruce
 
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What size are they?
Are they solid?
 
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William Bronson wrote:What size are they? 10".
Are they solid?



Sir: The originals have inner tubes, not solid. Thank you.
 
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like 10" or 13" wheels. I got some like that one time at the northern store, they are blue and the are no flat hard rubber, they are the longest lasting, you can fill rubber tires like that with expanding foam, like the stuff used around windows for insulation.
 
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You could go really old-school and get steel:  http://steelwagonwheels.com/
 
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Harbor freight has 10" solid wheels for about $8.00.
 
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William Bronson wrote:Harbor freight has 10" solid wheels for about $8.00.



And the next size smaller will work on these pull wagons/carts too.  With coupon at Harbor Freight, each wheel is then $4.  

ALSO, keep an eye on CList for used Radio Flyer wagons.  Those wheels last SEVERAL YEARS.
 
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