Marathon Tires Wheelbarrow and Cart Tire, 5/8in. Bore - 15in. / 4.80/4.00-8
Wheelbarrow tires on a scooter
I used a set of these to build a custom scooter.
15 " tall x 4 " wide, just what I was looking for.
Tough Enamel finish to resist rusting.
They work very well & the price is right. I upgraded to high speed bearings for my application, probably not necessary on a wheel barrow.
The rubber has worn quicker than I thought it would. But it wasn't designed to be engine driven on asphalt.
Overall good product with endless possibilities.
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See how I did it on YouTube.
April 23, 2013
This is a poorly made product. The housing around the bearing that supports the axle broke after the second day of use (about 30 loads). I strongly recommend a different tire unless you only move small loads on smooth surfaces.
December 9, 2012
good price for the size
tires/wheels seem to be holding up well on the 2-wheel trailer I made to carry timber out of the woods. I liked the price, and that they have the grease fitting. I have not used them long enough to comment on durability.
August 13, 2012
Really solid build quality. Fit perfectly as a replacement on my TrueTemper barrel. Also, looks pretty tough with the fat treads. I highly recommend.
June 13, 2011
Use it for moderate use around the property. Much stronger than I first thought. For the price it cab't be beat. Shipping was quick and efficient. Excellent value.
November 16, 2010
Marathon Tires Wheelbarrow and Cart Tire
Great ! just what I was looking for. Put 2 of them on my wheelbarrow and they work really good. And a good price too ! I shopped around and this was the best price for this size I found. thanks Northern Tool.
May 24, 2010
Totally Satisfied With New Wheel/Tire
I am a DIY homeowner and I needed a new replacement tire for my Jackson 6 Cu. ft. capacity metal wheelbarrow. Several years ago during the process of pouring a concrete slab, my wheelbarrow tire was punctured by the point of welded wire concrete reinforcement wire.
My original tire was a tubeless tire and I was able to quickly repair my puncture hole with a tire plug to get it back into operation but the hole was rather large so the tire plug was mostly a stopgap measure as the tire would loose pressure frequently that became a constant pain in the rear..
I thought about buying an inner tube to make a better and more permanent fix but, in shopping around, I found the inner tube cost about 1/2 the price for this complete wheel and tire, not to mention the time and labor to install the tube. I decided instead to buy a new wheel/ tire and I shopped for a pneumatic tire that included an inner tube. This is a hard option to find but this tire includes an internal inner tube. I like the bounce that a pneumatic tires gives and I find the pneumatic tire to be lighter and more maneuverable than the composite, never-flat tire.
This tire is 4.80.4.00-8, the same size as the tire that I replaced but when placed side by side this tire is about an inch taller than the original Jackson tire. The slightly taller tire is a positive feature as I always thought the original Jackson tire was undersized anyway and there was no problem with the fit. The included zerk grease fitting was a positive feature that was not included on the original Jackson wheel. I didn't need a knobby tire but this was the only tire I could find that included an inner tube.
I would have paid more money but the price of this tire made it an easy decision to buy a complete new tire rather than mess with repairing the original tire. I am completely satisfied with the tire and I would buy it again should the need arise.
March 19, 2010