AboutSteve Vandegrift

Steve started his career in the tire business as a warehouse delivery driver and now is a walking encyclopedia in industrial, forestry and ag tires. He serves as Product Manager for Alliance Tire Americas.

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Jun 11, 2015 11:45:00 AM

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Where Only the Toughest Dare Tread—the Solid Skid Steer Tire

Galaxy is known worldwide for some of the toughest, most productive skid steer tires on the market. Tires like the Beefy Baby III and the Hulk—built with rugged compounds, tough treads, reinforced sidewalls and protective bead guards to deliver long service life in some of the most punishing work environments on earth.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Skid Steer Tires

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Apr 8, 2015 2:00:00 PM

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Healthy Crops Start Now…During Spring Fieldwork

Spring (Fieldwork) Has Sprung

After this year’s long, unpredictable winter, there are a couple of things we can expect as tractors, spreaders and sprayers start rolling over the next few weeks. 

The first thing, especially east of the Missouri River, is mud.

The second thing, at any farm, fertilizer plant or elevator, is unrelenting pressure to cover as many acres as possible. Fast.

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Topics: Flotation Tires, Soil Compaction

Posted by Steve Vandegrift

Oct 17, 2014 1:56:00 PM

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Pennsylvania Dealer Excelling in Skid Steer Tires

Selling Skid Steer Tires

Quentin Martin, owner of Martin’s Tire & Alignment in Narvon, PA, serves a 150-mile radius around his store and does a robust business in skid steer tires.  We asked him about his business and the latest trends in this product segment:

Q.  What types of skid steer tires are your customers primarily interested in?

“The demand that we see is pretty much in three tread designs:

  • More of a turf design for lawn and garden applications;
  • Your hard-surface design exemplified by the Galaxy Hulk.
  • And the standard skid steer, like the Galaxy Beefy Baby or Muddy Buddy.
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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Tire Efficiency, Tread Depth, Beefy Baby, Paving Tires, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk

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