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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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Jul 7, 2020 1:17:00 PM

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The Pros and Cons of Extra-Deep Skid Steer Tires

Why Choose a Super-Deep Skid Steer Tire 

Skid steer loaders (SSLs) perform a multitude of tasks in many different conditions; consequently, a wide variety of tire options are available to maximize their performance. Factors like tire construction (radial, bias, solid) and tread pattern (lug, block, button) can make a huge difference in tire performance and cost over the lifetime of the tire. Tread depth is another important characteristic to consider when choosing the best SSL tire for the job. Below is why “going deep” (on tread) is a home run for many skid steer applications. 

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Tread Depth, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk SDS, SDS Tire, Solid Tires

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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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Nov 14, 2019 1:29:00 PM

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Tire Time: The Galaxy Hulk SDS

The Galaxy Hulk: A Souped-up Solid Tire With More Rubber

Skid steers are commonly tasked with working in harsh, tire-killing terrain, leading to frustration with unanticipated downtime and tires that don’t meet expectations. When adding to our broad range of skid steer tires, it felt logical to offer a solid tire for the most brutal conditions—enter the Galaxy Hulk SDS. Reminiscent of Home Improvement handyman Tim “The Toolman” Taylor’s catchphrase, “more power,” we souped up this special solid tire with more rubber! The result is a tire that increases machine uptime and operational efficiency, which adds up to extra dollars at the end of the year.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Galaxy Hulk SDS, Solid Tires

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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