How to Mount Spindle-Mount Tires

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How to Mount Spindle-Mount Tires
Wheel barrows use spindle-mounted tires. (Wheelbarrow image by kenmo from

Spindle-mount tires use a single lug nut that attaches to the centre spindle of the axle. You'll find these tires on such items as garden wheel barrows. Drag racing hot rods use larger versions of these tires on the small front wheels. Mounting these tires requires setting the centre lug nut and spindle hole onto the spindle rod and firmly securing with the lug nut.

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Things you need

  • Jack system
  • Tire iron or large adjustable wrench

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  1. 1

    Turn the wheel barrow upside down. If mounting a spindle mount to a vehicle axle, jack the wheel well up with the jack system.

  2. 2

    Remove any lug nuts or retaining-nuts off the spindle on the vehicle or wheel barrow axle. Pull the retaining rod out from the centre of the axle.

  3. 3

    Set the tire in the centre of the axle mount (in the case of wheel barrows). If mounting to a vehicle, place on the axle spindle and tighten the single lug nut with the tire iron as firmly as possible.

  4. 4

    Slide the axle rod through the wheel barrow spindle mount tire. It should slide through the barrow's attachment holes at the wheel well. Attach the lug nuts to both ends of the spindle extending out from the tire. Tighten with the adjustable wrench.

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