So what qualities make a wheelbarrow tire an ideal candidate for purchase? One of the first things to consider is how much time you have to devote to tire maintenance. Are you willing and able to take the time to refill flattening tires? Does longevity matter, or are you needing to get the work done quickly but infrequently? If so, an air-filled tire may be an alright match for you. The only real issue with this type of wheelbarrow tire is that it is fairly high maintenance and vulnerable to air-related issues—much like the tire of your car.
If you’re short on time or ability, or otherwise are looking for the most reliable option for your wheelbarrow tires, flat free is the way to go. These tires are not filled with air and are made of a much more durable material that is less vulnerable to punctures and abrasions. They are most ideal for people who plan to get a lot of use out of their wheelbarrow and want to ensure it’s ready for use whenever and however often they need it.
Finally, make sure you have the proper supplies to get your new wheelbarrow tire installed. If the tire doesn’t already come with a kit or bearings to attach the wheel with, it’s best to invest in those tools yourself. Don’t rely on the bearings from your old wheel; they may be just as worn. Your safest bet is to go with bearings that are brand new.