Can anyone tell me how to inflate a tubeless tire
on a wheelbarrow or a snowblower?
The bead dont go to the rim.
Does it need a high pressure shot of air?
I'm trying to do it with a hand tire pump.
Is there some sort of trick or secret to getting it inflated?
Should I also put some sealer around the rim, and if so,
I guess they would sell it at a hardware store.
Thanks for any info or help.
Wrap a piece of rope around the tire, tie a knot, place a stick between the
rope an the tire tread and begin twisting. The rope will wind up and get
tighter around the tire tread and force the side wall and bead outward
against the rim..
Same system works on regular tubeless tires.
you can take a rope and make a loop around the outside of the whole tire
and then take a stick and twist it into the loop to sqeeze the loop,
this shoves the bead outware to help to inflate it.. kinda like the old
days they had a large metal band for car tires that they would squeeze
the tire and this would spread the bead out for inflating..
but i got so tired of putting air into my wheelbarrow tire that i just
went to the lawnmower shop and bought a tube for the tire, never had to
put air into it in about 3 yrs. now....
Something that I over looked until rereading the OP, your trying to inflate
this tire with a hand pump.. This is near to impossible with at tubeless
tire,even with the band/rope around the tire.. I don't think you can pump
fast enough to overcome the escaping air..
You might want to use the rope trick but go to a gas station for a higher
volume of air..
For $5 you can buy a tube for it and be done with the problem. Just be sure
to get the proper size tube.
Many of my troublesome small "tubeless" tires now have tubes in them (wheel
barrow, Go Karts, lawn tractor etc.).
Wrap a rope around the circumference of the tire and tie it. Use something
like a long screwdriver to tighten it like a tourniquet. That should expand
the bead to meet the rim. In tire shops they use an inflatable rubber tube
to do the same thing.
Then get some tire sealer at a bike shop or K-mart and follow the
Good luck - -Frank
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