I have an old wheelbarrow with an inflatable tube tire. I have repaired
a hole in it but need to know what the air pressure should be when I
fill it. There is a label on the wheel rim that I believe gives the
pressure, but the numbers are obscured. Any ideas?
Mine are rated at 50 PSI, but I usually keep about 70-80 PSI.
It helps with cornering and braking. Plus you can get a
hell of a bounce going when you are going down a set of steps.
Watch out for those spontaneous decompressions, though.
They can put an eye out.
I am glad you asked and didn't just go out there and do the wrong thing. So
many things must be considered:
What will be the ambient temperature?
Will you be hauling heavy or light materials?
How fast will you be going?
What kind of ground will you be covering, rough or smooth?
Does the barometric pressure in your area vary greatly?
The proper care and maintenence of wheelbarrows requiress a high caliber
spendy pressure gauge, storage in a temperature/humidity controlled
environment, proper rotation, regular air changes, and regular inspections
by a qualified expert.
But, if you are like the rest of us, you just put enough in it to make it
easy to push.
I don't have a clue, nor do I care. I fill it until it is hard enough to
not sag when loaded. This is not like a finely tuned race car at 185 mph
where a couple of pounds means losing control in the turns.
On Thu, 09 Jun 2005 02:23:55 +0000, Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
Speak for yourself. Some of us do indeed run high performance
wheelbarrows, and losing control in a turn with a full load of compost
onboard could be very ugly indeed.
I generally keep mine at 92.5 pounds (cold).
If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
Linux Registered User #327951
Take it to a full-service tire store (one that also does farm-industrial
tires) and pay them 20 bucks to put a new tube or whatever in it. I did that
for a handtruck with leaky Chinese tubes in the tires, and it was worth the
money to watch the <big> tire guy fighting with those tiny rims, jumping on
them to set the beads, etc. I about bust a gut trying not to laugh. And it
hasn't leaked down in 8 years.
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