What tire is best for skid steers working on landscaping projects? With all the various considerations of a landscaping job (scheduling, equipment rental, weather conditions) it's important to understand how the right skid steer tire can save money and increase the ROI on your projects. One common misconception about skid steer tires is that pneumatic all-terrain skid steer tires are always best. All-terrain tread patterns are certainly best for soft surfaces like mud, less so on hard surfaces like asphalt. Hard surfaces break down all terrain tires quicker because of reduced surface area in contact with the ground. The optimal tire for landscaping is a hard surface skid steer tire.