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Dec 2, 2020 2:53:00 PM

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Snow Removal: Skid Steer Loader vs. Compact Track Loader

Wheels or Tracks: Which is Better for Snow Removal?

Skid steer loaders (SSLs) and compact track loaders (CTLs) are two extremely popular pieces of equipment for snow removal. Both machines are super maneuverable, allowing them to operate in areas like tight parking lots, and are able to move snow in a variety of different ways—such as pushing, piling, and lifting. Both these machines excel at tough jobs and work in harsh conditions, but the question remains: is a skid steer or a track loader better for snow removal?

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Skid Steer Tires, Snow Removal Tires, Galaxy Mighty Trac ND

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Jul 29, 2020 1:20:00 PM

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10 Tips to Improve Skid Steer Tire Life

How to Make Skid Steer Tires Last Longer 

From moving material on the construction site to pushing manure on the farm to working with waste in recycling centers, we ask a lot of our skid steers—and their tires. Since tires are one of the major operating expenses for skid steers—behind fuel—smart owners and operators take steps to improve tire life as a way to cut costs and grow profits.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Skid Steer Tires

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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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Mar 10, 2020 7:56:00 AM

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Galaxy Mighty Trac Skid Steer Tire Launched at Conexpo

As of Jan 1, 2021, Alliance Tire Group and Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. changed their names to Yokohama Off-Highway Tires and Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America, Inc respectively. The Alliance, Galaxy and Primex brands and product names remain unchanged. Product information is available at www.yokohama-oht.com.

The new Galaxy Mighty Trac ND skid steer tire, a versatile L-4 tire for use on loose soils, snow and pavement, was launched today at ConExpo/CONAGG by Alliance Tire Americas. The Mighty Trac's siped block tread design and 52:48 rubber-to-void ratio combine powerful traction on dirt and snow with wear resistance on the road. That makes it an ideal tire for municipalities, rental companies and general contractors whose skid steers encounter a wide range of conditions on the job, says Ryan Lopes, ATA National Product Manager—Materials Handling and Solid Tires.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Skid Steer Tires, Alliance 585, Galaxy Giraffe ND, Galaxy Mighty Trac ND