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Getting to be a real pain in the back, taking trash out to the can. Trash bags gradually less full, and back more painful. So decided it was time, ordered a cart for hauling. It will be of a lot more use than just taking the trash out, will be used for getting groceries to the house, wood to the shop, sitting on to take a break and the back acts up. Got from Amazon, cost was $70 and change, free shipping, for a total of $75 and change. And I think it's going to be well worth it. Got a 400 lb weight limit, which will be more then adequate for what I need. Wish I'd thought of this long ago. Oh yes, the sides fold down, making loading and unloading easier. Won't hold rainwater either. It's green, so was thinking of calling it Broomhilda, but figured it might tic her off, so it will remain un-named for now.
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Replace the tires with solid if you can find the right axel size. Tires on mine wouldn't hold air work a darn. Or rubber cement them on the way tire stores do.

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Our pickup service furnished containers with wheels. The wagon is a good idea.

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Replace the tires with solid if you can find the right axel size. Tires on mine wouldn't hold air work a darn. Or rubber cement them on the way tire stores do.
If it comes to that I'll try Green Slime first If that doesn't do it I'll take them to a tire service that does foam filling and get them filled with foam. The insulating foam doesn't work out, no matter how many youtube videos tell you it will. Never seen a tire sealed with rubber cement, all I've seen put on they use liquid soap, sometimes dishwashing soap.
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Our pickup service furnished containers with wheels. The wagon is a good idea.
Mine does too. But need to leave the can next to where I park the truck. So now I will be able to take trash to the can, leave the cart, and when I get back from the store, carry the groceries in the cart to the door. Another benefit, not so far to pull a full can to the road. Bringing the can back up is no problem, just get close enough to the can when I drive in, grab the handle, and roll it up to where I park, no walking for that involved.l
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The routing guru who taught me the finer points of routing used a cart just like that to carry his routers etc into the wood shows that he demonstrated at and was his side kick.
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My wife has one of those. We use it to haul stuff from house to shop or shed, pick up prunings, go across the street and get lawnmower gas, and I use it once in a while to move my supposedly portable air compressor around (at about 90-100 pounds it ain`t that portable anymore). Like Tom we have trouble keeping air in the tires and it drags instead of rolls when they are low.

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One of the first things we do when we get any new device with pneumatic tires, is to load them with SLIME. Good stuff.

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A family friend had a leaky tubeless tire on a wheelbarrow and fixed it this way. The old tire even had cracks.
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