Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop

Builder of Authentic Horse-Drawn
Stagecoaches, Wagons & Carriages
Phone: 605-996-8754

Wheel Repair

REBUILT  WHEELS

RETAIN YOUR OLD HUBS & IRON TIRES

Let us restore your wheels to “good-as-new” quality using your old tire and hub!

Our wheelwright, Tim Hoffman, displays a rebuilt heavy wheel he restored for an oil wagon.

 

Wheel Repair and Maintenance Services:

 


Completely rebuilt farm wagon wheels including new hubs using the original hub rings and iron tire

We will be happy to quote your wheel restoration project.
Please provide the following information:

  • Photo of wheel to help us identify the paten type
  • Overall wheel height
  • Spoke thickness at hub
  • Tire width
  • Specify whether you want hard rubber or steel tire

Logging Wheels or Big Wheels restored for the University of Arizona.

The large wheels were placed so they straddled the log, just ahead of the log’s center. The pole was pointed upward, bringing the bolster behind the axle down to where it was chained to the log. Then when the pole was pulled down, the front end of the under-slung log was lifted off the ground and could be skidded out of the forest. Makes a very impressive display. 10 foot tall, 6” wide fellows. Call for quote

"Our experience in dealing with your company has shown that: you initially submitted a very competitive bid & during the entire restoration period, you stayed with the agreed upon price; you provided our personnel with the necessary & accurate information to safely ship the wheels to your location; you established & maintained a reasonable time frame to complete the restoration of the wheels; and as an end result, you produced a quality product."
-D.M. Renwick-Capt. US Navy Command Officer

PARTIAL REPAIRED WHEELS

Not all wheel repairs require a complete rebuild of your wheels. If the wheel has a damaged area and is structurally sound then perhaps it is a candidate for partial repairs.

REPLACE FELLOES 

We replace the felloes on your wheels with new two-piece steam bent felloes made of first-quality hardwood (authentic sawn felloes are also available).  Add extra strength to your wheels with riveted felloes, available on all styles of wheels. 

REPLACE SPOKES 

Spokes are crafted of solid hickory to match original spokes.  nce built, we fit the spokes tightly into the customer’s hub. Prices installed. Dimensions are the spoke width at the hub. 

NEW STEEL TIRES 

The iron tire is prone to wear much like the tires on your car. Cupping and wear on the iron tire can render it useless. We can roll a new steel tire, matching the original.  

Steam bent felloes over bent to create a uniform ½ felloe

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New spokes inserted into wooden wagon hubs
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HARD RUBBER TIRING


FOR A SOFT, QUIET RIDE

In the early 1900's, with the paving of rural roads and bricking of city streets, there came a demand for rubber buggy tires. Hard rubber tiring extends the life of your wheel and adds to the comfort and quietness of your vehicle. Anything over 21/2" rubber requires volcanizing.

*Prices for volcanized rubber upon request.



Rubber Installed Flat or Round | Channel & Rubber Installed Flat or Round
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TIRE & HUB BAND SETTING

We offer two methods to keep your wheels tight, hot setting and cold setting. Our wheelwright will evaluate your situation and make recommendations on which method to use. The hydraulic tire setter enables us to set the tire while it remains on the wheel. This is great for tightening antique wheels that may not be able to withstand the rigors of hot setting. It also is the method of choice for expedited service if you need your wheels turned around in a hurry.

Hot Setting Method   

Cold Setting Method

Wheel Maintenance

Tire setting is a maintenance that needs to be performed regularly to prevent damage to your wheel. Setting a tire is simply a process of tightening the steel band around the wheel. It is the tension in the steel tire band that binds the joinery of the wheel together. Tire setting is likely to be needed on any old wheel that has seen many seasons of humidity changes or on any new wheel that has a lot of miles on it. It's the steel tire's continuous peening action against the road that actually stretches the steel tire.

HOW TO CHECK YOUR WHEELS TO SEE IF THE TIRES REQUIRE SETTING

With a hammer, strike the outside face of the tire directly against the wheel. If you hear a ringing tone, your tire is tight. If you hear a thud and dust exits from around the tire, your tire is loose and needs to be set.

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Tight Wheel Guarantee

To insure that your wheels stay tight, we dry the wood wheel parts to suit the relative humidity of your area. This is another reason why our wheels come with a complete guarantee of your satisfaction.
 

“Hansen Wheel Shop does an excellent job. I could not be more pleased. The run-out both ways does not exceed 1/8" on a 60" stagecoach wheel.” - Russ Tyndall, S & R Stageworks

Car & Truck Wheel Repair

We do offer full service repair of your wooden spoke car and truck wheels.
This type of wheel comes in a variety of styles and patented construction systems, hard rubber, vulcanized rubber, pneumatic rubber, steel fellows, wood felloes, clamp on tires, bolt on tires, pressed on tires, etc.

We will be happy to provide you a quote for your wheel repair.
Please provide the following information:

  • Several photos of your car and truck wooden spoke wheel to help us identify the patent type
  • Overall wheel height
  • Spoke thickness at hub
  • Tire width
  • Email information to info@hansenwheel.com