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Aug 17, 2021 2:10:23 PM

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The History of the Skid Steer and the Tires that Followed

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).

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Alliance 550, Galaxy Hulk SDS, Galaxy Mighty Trac ND

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Apr 22, 2020 8:27:00 AM

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Matching Skid Steer Tires to Application

A Guide for Matching Skid Steer Tires to Application 

Whether pushing, lifting, or carrying a load, traction is critical to maximizing the performance of your skid steer and is one of the primary advantages they have over compact track loaders. Unlike CTLs that are limited to a few types of tracks, skid steer tires are available in a broad spectrum of tread patterns and constructions—allowing operators to choose a tire specifically tailored to their application. 

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Topics: Alliance Tires, Galaxy Tires, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Alliance 550, Galaxy Yardmaster SDS, Galaxy Hulk SDS, Galaxy Mighty Trac ND

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Dec 4, 2019 1:20:00 PM

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Skid Steer Tread Patterns for All Conditions

Choosing an Application-Specific Skid Steer Tread Pattern 

Today’s skid steers work in a wide range of conditions, encountering everything from rock, mud, and sand to gravel, asphalt, and concrete. One thing that remains the same no matter the surface is the need to minimize spinning, maximize traction, and increase longevity. There’s no better way to accomplish all of these outcomes than with application-specific skid steer tires. Whether you’re looking for traction, speed, or durability—or some other attribute—we have a skid steer tire for you.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Galaxy Yardmaster SDS, Solid Tires, Mighty Mow, Galaxy Radial Tires, Turf Tires

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Oct 9, 2019 2:38:18 PM

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Skid Steers Become Radialized

Equipping Skid Steers With Radial Tires 

There’s no arguing that classic bias tires like our Galaxy Beefy Baby—one of the earliest skid steer-specific tires in the industry—dominate the skid steer market. However, more and more operators are starting to find that radial tires help maximize the performance of these valuable machines and produce a much better return on their investment in tires.

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Topics: Alliance Tires, Galaxy Tires, Beefy Baby, Skid Steer Tires, Alliance 550

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Jul 26, 2019 8:30:00 AM

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Improve Skid Steer Tire Life and Increase ROI

Tips to Increase ROI on Skid Steer Tires 

There are two key facts to know about skid steer tires: 1) skid steers are tough on tires, and 2) in general, tires are the most expensive consumable item on a skid steer. Considering these two facts, it stands to reason that the more life owners and operators squeeze out of a tire, the greater their return on investment.

The most common causes for the hastened wear of skid steer tires can be divided into two categories: operators and application. Keep reading to learn the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways in which you could be burning through your tires, and the steps that you can take to increase the life, and ROI, of your skid steer tires.

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Topics: Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Galaxy Hulk SDS, SDS Tire