Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 17 to 24 of 53
Like Tree15Likes

Thread: Wanted - Wheelbarrow recommendation

  1. #17
    Glutton4...'s Avatar
    Glutton4... is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Diagonally parked in a Parallel Universe!
    Posts
    16,118

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    Slime is brilliant stuff ~ I've not had a puncture in about 6 years of using it, when I used to get one a week (the local sport is to throw beer bottles onto bike lanes)
    That's useful to know - I need new tyres for my Bike and my Barrow.
    Sarico likes this.
    All the best - Glutton 4 Punishment
    Freelance shrub butcher and weed removal operative.

  2. #18
    Two_Sheds's Avatar
    Two_Sheds is offline Compost Everything...
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    windy east coast, sandy soil
    Posts
    31,000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Glutton4... View Post
    I need new tyres for my Bike
    they're inner tubes though, not tyres, and the inner tubes are preferable to the injectible stuff (though it all smells like fish anyway)
    Last edited by Two_Sheds; 01-07-2012 at 06:04 PM.
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

  3. #19
    Glutton4...'s Avatar
    Glutton4... is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Diagonally parked in a Parallel Universe!
    Posts
    16,118

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    they're inner tubes though, not tyres, and the inner tubes are preferable to the injectible stuff (though it all smells like fish anyway)
    Fine, I need tubes too!
    All the best - Glutton 4 Punishment
    Freelance shrub butcher and weed removal operative.

  4. #20
    veggiechicken's Avatar
    veggiechicken is offline Warning!! Contains Nuts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sunshiny South Wales
    Posts
    62,013
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    I knew there wouldn't be a simple answer to my Which Wheelbarrow plea! Now its whether I Slime the existing tyre: buy another barrow with or without a slimed tyre, or a Greentyre, or a funky one!
    Garden like a Chicken
    @realveggiechicken

  5. #21
    chris's Avatar
    chris is offline < moo beans.
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South Wales
    Posts
    10,229

    Default

    I bought one from the orange diy store - their decent range, a builders one. I've treated it extremely rough, overloaded it (pretty much always do), carted it miles and it's still going strong 2 years on It's really had a battering.

  6. #22
    Glutton4...'s Avatar
    Glutton4... is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Diagonally parked in a Parallel Universe!
    Posts
    16,118

    Default

    I bought one from the orange diy store - their orange plastic range - it's fab. Only problem is, after pushing Mr.G across the garden in it, I popped the tyre and inner tube. Both turned out to be really really substandard cheapos, and the plastic wheel turned out to be buckled.

    Unfortunately, I had already lost the receipt, so we tried straightening the wheel (bowl of stupidly hot water), and that didn't work. I'm planning on replacing the wheel with a 'proper' one when I get round to it. Currently the barrow is keeping the rain off the mower engines!

    A couple of chums at the stables use them all the time, and they love 'em!
    All the best - Glutton 4 Punishment
    Freelance shrub butcher and weed removal operative.

  7. #23
    veggiechicken's Avatar
    veggiechicken is offline Warning!! Contains Nuts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sunshiny South Wales
    Posts
    62,013
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    So an orange plastic one with a Greentyre may be the answer?
    Edit - then I found this review :-
    Small Axle and Puncture Prone
    "This wheelbarrow has a small axle..10mm. The tyre being pneumatic is prone to frequent punctures. replacing the tyre with a puncture proof tyre is problematic as these tyres have an axle of 20mm generally and therefore don't fit.
    I recommend getting a wheelbarrow with a 20mm axle and getting a puncture proof tyre for it,"
    Last edited by veggiechicken; 01-07-2012 at 08:26 PM.
    Garden like a Chicken
    @realveggiechicken

  8. #24
    Alison's Avatar
    Alison is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Warrington, Cheshire
    Posts
    13,249

    Default

    I've never had a puncture on my wheel barrow (owned it about 15 years now so must be gentler with it that some of you guys ) but find slime to be brilliant stuff in bike tyres. Never used it to seal a hole (didn't know it worked after the event) but it seals holes caused by brambles / thorns really well, you just see a little green bit on the tyre where the hole was.

    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

    Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts