How to Repair a Hand Truck Tire


Hand trucks, also called dollies, support extensive amounts of weight. The lubricated shafts and pneumatic tires provide a cushion and smooth ride enabling you to move heavy items. The pneumatic tires typically hold between 15 to 40 psi of air pressure, which, when they pick up nails, screws, or other sharp objects, require repair. A simple plug kit from any auto-parts store is more than sufficient to create a safe repair to a hand-truck tire.

Things You'll Need

  • Pliers
  • Tire-repair kit
  • Air pump
  • Wire cutters
  • Remove the item that caused the puncture. Use pliers if the item is too small to grasp.

  • Use the probe from the kit to clean and smooth out the hole. Dip the probe in the included lubricant and apply the lube to the inside of the hole.

  • Place a plug into the closed-eye hook from the kit and push the plug all the way through the hole. Pull the plug halfway out and cut the plug flush with the surface of the tire with wire cutters.

  • Air the tire up to the recommended pressure printed on the sidewall.

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