Skid steers are one of the most versatile and universal machines found on jobsites today. Skid steers were first introduced into the dairy farm application when released but have become popular in the construction industry amongst many others. Today, it's not uncommon to see these machines being used for mining, demolition, recycling, waste-handling, landscaping, and so much more. Anywhere a small but powerful machine is needed for a project, you’ll probably find a skid steer in use.
As someone managing a construction company, you've no doubt learned about how important solid tires are on your skid steer loader. Yet, finding quality solid skid steer tires is usually a considerable expense you may feel isn't worth the investment. You may think paying more for a solid tire has no guarantee it will hold up for as long as you expect.
Buying quality solid skid steer tires for your loader is one of the best investments you can make. While these do cost more, think about the old concept of getting what you pay for. Here are five iron-clad reasons why you should pay more for a quality solid tire.
Solid skid steer tires are made from special compounds and are not filled with air. They are perfect for use in many commercial applications and are commonly found in mining, rock quarry’s, demolition, waste transfer stations, general construction and anywhere else that flat tires are prevalent. A good quality solid skid steer tire is usually made from high-grade rubber compound ingredients, which are slightly different from normal tire compounds used in typical pneumatic tires.
There are different types of solid skid steer tires according to the way they are secured to a rim for installation and use on a skid steer loader. Here, we describe three different types of solid skid steer tires, with each one being installed in a different manner.
Solid skid steer tires are popular among many skid steer users because of the reduced downtime they provide and the elimination of flat tires. Over the years many different designs have emerged of the aperture hole designs in the sidewall of the tire to provide cushion and make the ride more comfortable for the operator. Here we look at the different types of aperture hole designs in a solid tire and the pros and cons of each.