The Growth of Skid Steers and Skid Steer Tires
Maneuverable, versatile, and indispensable are a few words that describe skid steers. Consequently, they’ve become a fixture on everything from construction sites to road crews to recycling centers, and their use shows no sign of slowing down. Equipment manufacturers continue to develop new attachments and find new applications for the venerable skid steer, while tire manufacturers keep pace with innovative offerings designed to maximize operational efficiency and productivity, and deliver a long-lasting product at a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Skid Steer Tires,
Galaxy Hulk SDS,
Galaxy Mighty Trac ND
More Stable. Last Longer.
In southern Indiana, the Dubois County Highway Department road crew mows 1,400 miles of roadside shoulders all season long, racking up 1,200 hours on each of the county’s four mowing tractors each year. Mowing on steep shoulders, carrying heavy bar
mowers, running on pavement—it’s tough duty for tires, which is why Dubois County Highway Department mechanic Max Hopf got so excited when he compared a set of Alliance 550 Multiuse radials against the department’s ag-style R-1 tires.
- Stability? Better.
- Traction? Every bit as good.
- Power hop? Gone.
- And wear? No contest.
Radial Skid Steer Tires Improve Skid Steer Performance
Thanks to their versatility, skid steers are employed in a variety of tasks and terrain—and manufacturers have responded by delivering numerous tire styles aimed at improving performance in particular applications. There is no one-size-fits-all tire solution to address the demands of every application, however, so operators must select a tire that meets the particular challenges facing them to maximize their investment—considering factors from tread type to construction.
Skid Steer Tires,
Alliance Flotation Tractor Tires
Some problems have plagued farmers forever, like uncooperative weather and wet fields, while other issues are more modern, like the effect super-powerful and heavy tractors have on farmland. Farmers can’t control the weather or the need for larger tractors, but there is one solution that addresses the issues posed by both these problems: flotation tires.
Winter Tire Tips for Your Compact Tractor
The arrival of winter weather brings a host of new challenges for small acreage owners and hobby farmers who are serious about getting maximum performance out of their compact tractors. These must-have machines are used for a variety of winter work—everything from hauling firewood to feeding livestock to pulling your neighbor’s car from a snowbank—but one application stands above the rest when Jack Frost settles in for the season: snow removal.
Winter Tire Maintenance,
Snow Removal Tires,
Galaxy Garden Pro