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Utility wagon update

firewood hauling

Our 2nd utility wagon is going on two years old.

The wagon structure is holding up well, but the air tends to leak out of the tires after a few weeks.

We might add inner tubes to each wheel, but for now we just use the foot pump to add air on firewood hauling days.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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acan of fix a flat will seal them. available at auto parts stores and elswhere i put it in every tire as a precaution

Comment by ron Tue Feb 10 19:10:06 2015

Yes, we added tubes to our utility wagon and it made all the difference.

The original tires are good for a long time, but they are porous.

With tubes, they hold air year round - we never have to add air.

Since then, we bought another utility wagon, with foam-filled tires, from A. M. Leonard.

It is definitely worth the additional cost!

Comment by Harry Tue Feb 10 19:19:00 2015

Those cheapo oriental tires & tubes are made of inferior rubber that oxidizes and splits easily. I've got that same cart. Side gates are long gone and I've welded up repairs to the suspension many times. I got sick of replacing the tires twice a yr at $5 per (on sale at Harbor Freight) and finally put on solid rubber ones-- $7 ea- but should last until the bearings wear out.

Comment by doc Wed Feb 11 12:16:17 2015

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