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Old 10-13-2012, 08:45 AM
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Any way to repair cracked dual wheel Jackson Wheelbarrow?

I noticed I have about a 4 inch crack in the plastic. I have no clue where it came from as I only haul mulch in this thing. Any hard drying epoxy or something to keep it from getting bigger?
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:19 AM
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I have seen plastic welding kits @ Harbor Freight but never used & not sure how it works. I think it is just a torch with maybe plastic material as welding rods. I assume you heat the plastic (your crack) to melting point & melt fresh plastic material to the area, but not sure.

Or I would research best material to patch plastic. (Epoxy, Bondo, Fiber Glass body filler, etc) Fiber glass body filler would be my guess, Epoxy may be to brittle for flexing plastic.

To prep surface for old fashion patch I'd...

1. Scuff area with 4" grinder (to give patch rough/clean surface to stick to)

2. Chase crack with the grinder (groove)

3. Drill holes down both sides of crack clear through to allow patch material to ooze out other side. Then mushroom it out to give patch material extra hold.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:49 PM
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You will want to go to this site and then to your local big box and pick up the one you need. This stuff is unbelievable..

http://www.jbweld.com/products/surfa...ns/automotive/


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Old 10-14-2012, 02:37 PM
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You will want to go to this site and then to your local big box and pick up the one you need. This stuff is unbelievable..

http://www.jbweld.com/products/surfa...ns/automotive/


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Thanks Jovingo and mow ed
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:57 AM
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Drill a hole at each end of the crack to keep it from spreading.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:42 PM
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drill a hole at each end of the crack to keep it from spreading. then drill holes on each side of the crack about 3/4" apart use zip ties going across the crack like stitches from the doctor. wont be water tight but will hold up a long time.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:05 PM
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drill holes on both ends, then use a bolt and a wide washer through the original holes. ill have to post a picture of it. Buy the single wheel version next time. Much more stout, and I actually like the single wheel better than the double.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:08 PM
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Plastic welding is your best bet, just make sure your welding with the same material, we don't use wheelbarrows we use the largest extra heavy duty gorilla carts, we have three or four they keep us from having to push a wheelbarrow up steep driveways and such, and they can be towed behind the mowers also.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:24 PM
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Have the same problem with mine. I plan to buy a muck truck next year so mine is in a landfill now.
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