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    Beach- hard surface cart build

    I have used search on this subject and read many post but hoped I might get some updated or ďon saleĒ info- I am about to build a cart for surf and hard surface (primarily concrete)- I hav looked at many models and hav narrowed my options- before I start I need suggestions on tires and perhaps where to order- Iím down there on beach and or pier once a year but will also use cart here in Arkansas quite often when fishing Ar river below Pendalton Dam- Iíve looked at several stores but hav yet to find tires that Iím happy with- would like to spend (donít laugh) 50$ or less on tires

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    Tractor Supply(or equivalent) has dolly/handtruck tires and wheel barrow tires/rims.

    My next build will be 4- 12'' pneumatic tires on the rear. I plan to set it up like a 'dually' truck with a couple cotter pins and steel sleeve to remove the 2nd set of tires when on hard surfaces. But I think the extra width would help support the cart on my crappy MS beach sand/mud while only adding ~9 lbs overall.

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    www.surpluscenter.com has the same tires that Fish-N-Mate used on the Jr. carts for $6.95 + shipping. I have them on my cart and have no complaints. Item number 1-116259. Great for hard surface, but if you are going to use it on the beach, you will probably need a wider tire.
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    Try Harbor Freight.
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    Harbor freight or rural king, no need for expensive tires unless you plan to spend a lot of time on the sand.

    Make sure it has the same diameter hole as the axle. In mine, I drilled holes on the ends of the axle and used kotter pins to hold the wheels on.
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    Pulling a cart with regular tire through dry, loose sand is like pulling a plow through thick mud. I splurged for the cart with the orange balloon tires but use some cheap ones from Academy when on the pier. The balloon tires make a world of difference on the sand. Just don't overload them.

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    Rural king wheel barrow tires 12.99 each comes with metal rim,grease fitting ,spacers, and I think extra bearings.....for 5/8 shaft.....300lb capacity per tire.....but The cart isn't rated for that
    Lou had soild tires for wheel barrow , never loose air.....I actually put one on my wheel barrow that kep loosing air, bought for 10.00 at the flea market new
    Bill...semi-retired.... ....now driving a semi.....landoll

 

 

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