Anybody got a source for surplus wheels/tires like these?

Lil Foot

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I was planning on rebuilding my little dump trailer using these wheels. I went to the cabin to confirm some dimensions, and decided on these, but I had left the account passwords & CC# at home. No problem, they had 17 in stock.
Got home 8 days later, went to order, and they had ONE. Crap.
I can buy new ones from Northern, but at $89.95ea plus shipping, way more than I had planned to spend.
So, anybody know of a similar store to Surplus Center?
 

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Bill, if you get a chance check out Harbor Freight. I needed a pair of 4.0-8 tires for my flail mower. When I look at HF they had a bunch of various tires mounted on wheels. The 4 lug trailer tire 4.0-8 was 34.99 each nounted on 4 hole wheels, to give you an idea. And right next to them was the wheel you were needing, I think. I took pictures with my phone, but didn't get any info on that size.
 

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Len, I looked there and was initially going to buy these:
But they were no wider than my current tires, less than 3" taller, had plastic rims, and I would have to re-bearing them. (5/8" bearings, I need 3/4")
So I measured the trailer and found I could fit 18" dia, 6"-8" wide, 3/4" or 1" center hole with bearings.
The SC tires/wheels would have been perfect, as would the the Northern Tools, but SC only has one, and Northern is too pricy.
There are alternative wheels with no center hubs, but then I'd have to make custom hubs, and I need another project like I need a hole in the head.
Tractor Supply has some that look promising, but none of the ones I'm interested are in store, and the nearest TS is a 100mi round trip.

The whole reason to "re-tire" was to get more flotation & ground clearance.
 
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Doesn't some one you know have one of the box store mowers that is worn out so you could steal the wheels off it? Just a thought, maybe craigs list free bee.
 

Lil Foot

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Doesn't some one you know have one of the box store mowers that is worn out so you could steal the wheels off it? Just a thought, maybe craigs list free bee.
Later I'm going to try a shop that sells/repairs commercial zero turn mowers- maybe they have something laying around.
 

Lil Foot

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Found these on am a zone:
Wasn't sure about the weird hole in hub, so I called the manufacturer for the dimensions.
Turns out I can easily make a bronze bushing to adapt them to my axle, and they sold me a pair, shipped to the house, for $109!
Will report further progress as it is made.
 

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That's a good deal, but what's the "Robot Check" that has been showing up lately?
Not sure, but I have been seeing it when I copy links to a ma zone & eby.
When I copy the links they are the link to the page- but when I post them, they say "Robot Check".
Maybe one of you tech savvy guys can enlighten us.