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Mar 19, 2019 3:25:00 PM

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The Difference Between R-4, L-4, and L-5 Skid Steer Tires

Examining R-4, L-4, or L-5 Skid Steer Tires

One of the defining characteristics of skid steers—and reasons for their popularity—is their versatility; they are capable of handling a wide variety of jobs and terrains, ranging from light-duty landscaping to demanding demolition work. As the applications in which skid steers are used has expanded, so has the number of tire choices available to today’s skid steer owners. While severe duty solids (SDS) tires are growing in popularity for the harshest jobs, many skid steers will be best served by an R-4, L-4, or L-5 tire. Keep reading to learn the difference between these tires and discover what the right tire choice is for your application.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Primex Tires, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, R-4 tire, L-5 tire, L-4 tire

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Jan 18, 2018 5:44:00 PM

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When Is It Time For New Skid Steer Tires?

Is It Time for New Skid Steer Tires?

Whether it’s sharp turns, harsh conditions, or spinning wheels, skid steers are tough on tires. While it can be tempting to try to get every last hour out of your skid steer’s tires, the fact is that being proactive with replacement can save time, money, and aggravation caused by downtime and inefficiency. With that in mind, here are a few tips for knowing when it’s time to replace the tires on your skid steer.

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

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Jun 20, 2016 8:28:00 AM

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El Niño's Impact on California Contractors

El Niño and California Construction 

A warm patch of ocean has filled reservoirs and flooded cities this year...and now it's helping keep construction contractors busy across the Southwest. The warmer waters of the western Pacific Ocean flowing eastward and displacing the cooler surface water typically found in the eastern Pacific cause the weather occurrence known as El Niño. This weather event usually brings with it a shift in North America’s traditional weather patterns—most notably bringing wet weather to California, the Southwest, and the Southeast, while the North and Northeast typically experience a milder winter. Even though El Niño affects the entire country, the weather’s impact has been most felt by the people of California and Texas.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Galaxy Hulk, Construction Industry, Construction, Galaxy Giraffe, Galaxy MPC

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Feb 26, 2016 2:17:00 PM

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Farmers Cooperative in Firth, NE, Put Muddy Buddies to the Test

Galaxy Muddy Buddies Meet the Moment 

We can tell you all day long about our commitment to delivering quality, but it’s especially satisfying to us when one of our customers shares their great experiences with our products. Steve Jensen and his team at Farmers Cooperative in Firth, Nebraska, have been putting Galaxy Muddy Buddy tires through their paces and keeping track of the results on a whiteboard over the last five years.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Tire Efficiency, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires

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Feb 8, 2016 2:57:00 PM

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The Skid Steer Revolution

The History of the Skid Steer

Maneuverable and versatile, the last couple decades have seen skid steers become a fixture on most construction sites. With no sign of slowing down, manufacturers continue to develop new attachments and find new uses for skid steers on the job. Galaxy has been there since the beginning and continues to set the standard for skid steer tire performance by both updating our classic offerings and creating new tires and technologies to handle the growing list of tasks skid steers are expected to perform and conditions in which they are required to operate.  

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Construction Industry, Construction