Any way to repair cracked dual wheel Jackson Wheelbarrow?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Ijustwantausername, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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?
     
  2. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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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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    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012
  3. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. laxman3221

    laxman3221 LawnSite Member
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    Drill a hole at each end of the crack to keep it from spreading.
     
  6. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  7. get-n-by

    get-n-by LawnSite Member
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    AFTER i through mine away!!!! i was told the tubs were lifetime warrenty so i would check with you supplier:]
     
  8. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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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.
     
  10. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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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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