How to Pump Up a Tubeless Wheelbarrow Tire

Updated March 23, 2017

A wheelbarrow is a common tool designed to help people transport heavy loads. It is used for projects around independent homes and gardens as well as on construction project sites. Wheelbarrows have one or two wheels in the front, and the tires are usually tubeless. Over time, the tires lose air and need to be reinflated. Without a tube, creating a seal may pose a challenge. You can pump up a tubeless wheelbarrow tire by following a few steps.

Turn the wheelbarrow upside down to stabilise it and allow easier access for inflating the tire.

Clean the wheel rim and edge of the tire. Use regular dish detergent and water to remove debris and dirt from the tire and wheel to help to create a better seal when you pump up the tire.

Wrap a length of rope around the circumference of the tire and knot it at the top to compress the tire to the wheel. Place a piece of broom handle or a crowbar in between the knot. Twist the bar in a clockwise direction to help create a seal with the tire and wheel.

Connect a hand pump or air compressor to the valve and inflate the tire. As the tire fills with air, remove the rope. Continue to pump up the tire to the recommended level of inflation.

Things You'll Need

  • Rope
  • Tire pump
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