Good morning fellow anglers,
Question for the community? I have been looking at replacing the heavy foam filled tires on my offshore angler beach cart. I have been doing a lot of research on what the best tires would be to ensure a good fit. Has anyone replaced the tires on this type of cart or know which exact size I should get for a good fit? Tight lines, thanks!
Beach --- the gray Wheelez tires.. the orange ones are not that good of quality.
Anything else use what came on the cart
The wheelez brand have a bearing or bushing in them and makes them easier to roll. I've had both them and the orange ones. Have been using a set of the orange ones for the past 6 years now. Since someone with hot hands walked off with my old cart . The orange wheels have worked fine but squeaky as hell. I joke that it's my alarm system. Bigger is better as far as size. You can get the complete kit with axle online for wheelez.
I bought a pair of Roleez grey tires years back for my Jr. cart, they are approx. 11.5'' tall, 6-8'' wide, I think
they were bought out or changed their name to Wheelez, they work well in the soft sand and are much tougher than I expected, don't over inflate them, I think it's 2-4 #of air, pricey though but have held up for over 15 yrs.
Thanks for the advice from you all, think I’ll pull the trigger on the wheelez brand and see what happens.
Lot's of complaints about the wheeleez wheels not holding air , great reports on the older wheeleez/Roleez wheels but not much feedback on wheels being manufactured over the last two years . The warranty policy that is offered does not inspire confidence , 90 days and then you're on your own.
The only size most recommend to buy are the ones that cost between $133.00 -137.00 per tire . Wheeleez offers a 19" size tire but those i believe are too big for the surf carts , they run like $167.00 per tire.
A pair cost more than a brand new surf cart.
I have used Wheeleez for several years now. I have never had a problem with them losing air. If you get a puncture, you can just heat up the area with a soldering iron and repair it in no time. Some guys on another forum use this product any have no complaints. You might want to take a look. https://suspenz.com/products/balloon...=2050454880284
I've had Wheeleez tires for approx 15 years on my surf cart (back when they were Roleeze)...never have they lost air pressure....
Only the wheels manufactured over the last couple years have the complaints NOT the older ones.
If the wheeleez wheels make a night and day difference than spending the money is worth it because trying to pull a loaded cart through soft sand with the standard pier cart tires will end your life prematurely due to a massive heart attack .
Yeah those look like the wheels "Malone" offers , they're considerably smaller all around than the larger wheeleez tires but are probably much better than the black tires pier carts come equipped with . The problem with the tires you show in the above link is the plastic hub area , a fully loaded cart will wear those down quickly , the Reel's on Wheels Sr cart i have come's with Carlyle turf type tires with a much much stronger hub and the actual metal axle eventually develops grooves from wear NOT the hubs.
I have also heard reports of the Fish n Mate carts equipped with the big Orange beach wheels experience excessive wear and tear in that hub area . Wheeleez seems to have no issues at all with that and it may be better to just purchase those and be done with it.
Not only is it grossly overpriced it's totally unnecessary . For that price it should come with 4 Wheeleez 16 " wheels. The wheels on that model sell for around $100.00 a pair.
Toyota makes a couple different beach carts.
I have the orange tires and haven’t had any problems with them. Had the orange ones about three years now.
OK found some info :Started looking at wheeleez since everyone raves about them and of course got sticker shock. $150 for the smaller tires and $300 for the 16 inchers as an axle and tire kit. Started looking and I can buy a whole new cart for $268 that is a Fish-n-Mate and has poly wheels 16x7 and so are comparable to the $300 wheeleez.
My existing cart is a bit rough but still functional. So no problem with just replacing the wheels. Based on following the comments here it would seem I would want the higher priced 16 inch wheeleez. For slightly less I can get a new cart that meets my needs without all the jerry rigging I have done over the years.
So opinions please. Please vote on the following options:
1. New Fish-n-mate with 16x7 poly wheels at $268.
2. Smaller wheeleez at $158.
3. Larger wheeleez at $300
4. Just be cheap and keep buying a wheel barrow wheel once a year.
09 Mar 2016 07:56 AMI would get the two larger wheeleez (kit) and see how you like them over the course of the summer. It's not cheap, but I was thrilled when I got mine put on. If you don't go through the softer sand much, then the smaller wheels will work fine too. I have had a few trips where I had to get through alot of softer sand and I think that the lower profile of the smaller wheels would have caused the bottom to drag in some areas. But you could always add some aluminum square bar and raise the profile a bit too.
Based on my experience with the original Fish'n Mate wheels, I wouldn't get the one with the Orange poly tires. The plastic on the inside seems to wear out over time.
There is nothing wrong with a cart that has been cut on and drilled into UP TO A POINT. As long as you haven't messed with the structural integrity you should be good to go.
09 Mar 2016 08:27 PMThe wheelez wheels are TEN times better than the orange poly wheels!
I've had them all. You can never go wrong with quality.
09 Mar 2016 08:47 PMThe expensive variety last ten years and more.
Decide based on whether you go fishing very often.
Avoid the slightly cheaper PVC tires, many are rejects. Saving ten bucks costs you a hundred. Stick with the top two dealers.
Some folks never need anything more than the rubber tires. Keep it out of the swash.
09 Mar 2016 09:46 PMYou definitely get what you pay for when buying wheels for a beach cart. I think I tried 4 or 5 differant kinds of steel and hard plastic wheels until I found out about Wheelez. They float over the soft sand and they have laasted for years.
10 Mar 2016 07:01 AM--Thanks for all the feedback. Bit the bullet and ordered the bigger wheelez. Now just have to hope they get here before the surf settles down.
10 Mar 2016 07:17 AM10 Mar 2016 07:47 AMYou will not be disappointed.I was the first person in this area to have roleez cart and wheels....Bought a set of big ones 14 years ago...still going....if ya take care of them
If ya drag 'em though the bushes and briars ...they WON'T
10 Mar 2016 08:45 AMIve got a set of the smaller Wheeleez wheels and I have never been disappointed with them. I often drag a 48 qt cooler with enough goodies for a family of four plus all of my gear. I will recommend though that each season you pull the wheels apart and wash and oil the bearings. If you happen to get it caught in the wash, do it immediately. If you maintain them and do what Bennie said...keep it outta the bushes...they will last forever...unless you fish as much as Noel....and KEEP THE REPAIR kit that comes with the wheels...they last so long, sometimes you can forget where you put the repair kit!
13 Mar 2016 01:08 PMLet the air out before first use,install four oz. Slime tire sealant from wallmart,reinflate. Now good to go!
have not heard this idea .I have one tire that has a slow leak close to the valve that I have patched several times .this may work for my problem.
Last edited by herb; 08-18-2019 at 10:28 PM.
I have serious doubts about adding that "Slime" stuff , especially on wheels that cost as much as the Wheeleez.
There's a recipe for chili in there somewhere.
Anyone know the length of the axle you will need to fit the Wheeleez 16 " wheels on the "Fish n Mate" and "Reels on Wheels" senior carts ?
I found some info below :
Material List: (All items are stainless steel except for aluminum rod)
1ea. 1" x 44" aluminum axle cut to size. (Will be cut down to proper size)
2ea. 1/4" X 2.5" (leg length) u-bolts to fit 1" shaft
4ea. 1/4" flat washers
4ea. 1/4" nylon-insert locknuts
4ea. 1" flat washers
4ea. cotter pins
2ea. 42cm Wheeleez® wheels
OP 's question was answered by post # 5 , i chipped in with possible Wheeleez concerns with post # 6 , OP said he appreciates it. OP checked back with post # 13 . I added as much info i can find by taking the time to search for helpful info and i believe i did . Do you want to add a Chili recipe that you approve of since the initial one was not up to your standards or is that it?
The grey wheeleez tires are worth the price. Mine are about 6 yrs old, no problems holding air and were an absolute game changer hauling my gear across the sand. Worth every penny ( and they are quite a few pennies btw). I bought the conversion kit from Rodrack.com. Easy-peasy.