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Why Would Anyone Make A Wagon With Plastic Rims?


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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 25, 2014 - 02:49 PM

Today I went down my dad's on the 4 wheeler with my trusty poly craftsman wagon. Load it up with stones. Pretty heavy. Pull out. Put the 4 wheeler in second and cruise up to my house at 10mph. About 200 yards from my driveway...boom screech. 4 wheeler stops dead. Look back there are no tires on the wagon only the very center of the wheel hubs...

Why make rims out of plastic? I know it's my fault for over loading it but serious what happened to steel?

Loaded stones twice today. But am excuse for a rural king trip for 2 news and rims!!
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Posted October 25, 2014 - 02:55 PM

 Why make rims out of plastic? I know it's my fault for over loading it but serious what happened to steel?

 

 

Because it's cheap cheap cheap to make....and you'll still buy it!  I have a Craftsman push type yard cart that was 1/2 price.  Plastic wheels, but for the price I was ok with it.  2 years and the rims busted up, and we're not talking heavy loads.  Found an old high wheel push mower crapped out, but it had heavy steel spoked rims the same diameter.  The rims will outlast the body for sure now.


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Posted October 25, 2014 - 03:19 PM

Craftsman used to stand for quality but I guess it means nothing now. They say( the love of money is the root of all evil).
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Posted October 25, 2014 - 03:46 PM

Went down and dug through the junk pile. Dad had two steel rims in a box. Went to rural king and bought two new tires. All set now. These rims even have bearings!! No plastic sleeves.

Work much better. I had to get it fixed because I needed to move some firewood.
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Posted October 25, 2014 - 04:06 PM

Craftsman used to stand for quality but I guess it means nothing now. They say( the love of money is the root of all evil).


I think a lot of stuff has become sissified. Most "men" don't use a garden tractor, load a wagon up with firewood they hand split and haul it through the woods. They buy a wagon to throw some grass clippings in.

Things aren't built as tough because our thrifty sissy guys won't pay an extra 40 bucks for steel rims and 4 ply tires.
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Posted October 25, 2014 - 04:44 PM

. Most "men" don't use a garden tractor, load a wagon up with firewood they hand split and haul it through the woods.

A wagon? 'Real men' don't use a wagon.


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Posted October 25, 2014 - 04:47 PM

A wagon? 'Real men' don't use a wagon.


Haha. Trailer?
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Posted October 25, 2014 - 05:24 PM

A wagon? 'Real men' don't use a wagon.

Yes I do use a wagon! But I built it, not your typical wagon!


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Posted October 25, 2014 - 05:31 PM

A wagon? 'Real men' don't use a wagon.

 

Next time I bale square bales for the calves, you're more than welcome to carry them one by one to my barn!  :smilewink:


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Posted October 25, 2014 - 06:17 PM

Give it to me now, with little or no effort & I'll throw it away when I'm done. That's the mind set of most younger folks today. Delayed gratification, working hard to make things work & taking care of or maintaining what we own is a thing of the past. Sad to say this is why so much junk is made because that's what sells.
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Posted October 25, 2014 - 06:35 PM

Give it to me now, with little or no effort & I'll throw it away when I'm done. That's the mind set of most younger folks today. Delayed gratification, working hard to make things work & taking care of or maintaining what we own is a thing of the past. Sad to say this is why so much junk is made because that's what sells.


Well said. I expect my stuff to last my lifetime and still be serviceable when my kids are adults.
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Posted October 25, 2014 - 06:56 PM

Yes I do use a wagon! But I built it, not your typical wagon!

Well, alright . . .                but it has to have wooden wheels!!!


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