Wagon Tires?


S

SMS

At my son's school, one of the wagons that the band uses for equipment
had a tire that was destroyed (13" x 5"). I offered to get a new tire
and replace it. The only store that has a good selection of those sorts
of tires is Harbor Freight and they have a big problem keeping them in
stock.
<http://www.harborfreight.com/13-inch-x-5-inch-heavy-duty-pneumatic-tire-37767.html>.
You have to buy a whole wheel, tire and tube, to get the tire, though it
was less than $10 with one of the ubiquitous 20% off coupons. Then I had
to struggle to get the tire off the Harbor Freight wheel. The wheel on
the wagon has a split rim and it was easy to replace.

Is there any place to buy just wagon tires for less? Seems ridiculous to
have to buy a wheel every time you need just a tire, and throw the wheel
away. I did a lot of Googling but could not find a source.
 
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chaniarts

At my son's school, one of the wagons that the band uses for equipment
had a tire that was destroyed (13" x 5"). I offered to get a new tire
and replace it. The only store that has a good selection of those sorts
of tires is Harbor Freight and they have a big problem keeping them in
stock.
<http://www.harborfreight.com/13-inch-x-5-inch-heavy-duty-pneumatic-tire-37767.html>.
You have to buy a whole wheel, tire and tube, to get the tire, though it
was less than $10 with one of the ubiquitous 20% off coupons. Then I had
to struggle to get the tire off the Harbor Freight wheel. The wheel on
the wagon has a split rim and it was easy to replace.

Is there any place to buy just wagon tires for less? Seems ridiculous to
have to buy a wheel every time you need just a tire, and throw the wheel
away. I did a lot of Googling but could not find a source.
try discount tire. they stock, and can get, weird trailer tires so may
be able to find one of these.
 
D

dpb

On 10/25/2011 11:10 PM, SMS wrote:
....
<http://www.harborfreight.com/13-inch-x-5-inch-heavy-duty-pneumatic-tire-37767.html>.
You have to buy a whole wheel, tire and tube, to get the tire, though it
was less than $10 with one of the ubiquitous 20% off coupons. ...

Is there any place to buy just wagon tires for less? Seems ridiculous to
have to buy a wheel every time you need just a tire, and throw the wheel
away. I did a lot of Googling but could not find a source.
You can certainly get replacement tires at any place that handles ATV,
lawn&garden, etc., but it's unlikely (as in essentially no chance)
they'll be any cheaper or as cheap as the HF imports. They simply have
the channels set up and probably buy overstocks/blemished/distress sale
stock, etc., any way besides. The only real benefit is a local retailer
might get a little business and you don't have to dismount a tire to
remount it on another rim, but you personally will likely save no money;
in fact you'll likely pay more actual dollars.

Seems improbable and as you say a waste, but that's just the way of the
overseas bulk container shipping these days--an inexpensive item can be
built half-way around the world and shipped more cheaply than next door
locally.

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S

Stormin Mormon

Redesign the wagon, so the HF wheel is used? And buy a
couple spares.

I am also offended, to have to buy the whole shebang, to get
the tire and tube. Sadly, so many things are shipped as a
package unit.

Hospitals have much the same problem, many scale larger.
Have to get a "tray" to get one pair of scissors. Can't use
the rest of the insturments on the next patient, every
patient gets a new, sealed "whatever".

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At my son's school, one of the wagons that the band uses for
equipment
had a tire that was destroyed (13" x 5"). I offered to get a
new tire
and replace it. The only store that has a good selection of
those sorts
of tires is Harbor Freight and they have a big problem
keeping them in
stock.
<http://www.harborfreight.com/13-inch-x-5-inch-heavy-duty-pneumatic-tire-37767.html>.
You have to buy a whole wheel, tire and tube, to get the
tire, though it
was less than $10 with one of the ubiquitous 20% off
coupons. Then I had
to struggle to get the tire off the Harbor Freight wheel.
The wheel on
the wagon has a split rim and it was easy to replace.

Is there any place to buy just wagon tires for less? Seems
ridiculous to
have to buy a wheel every time you need just a tire, and
throw the wheel
away. I did a lot of Googling but could not find a source.
 

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