Dairy farmers often use skid steer loaders throughout their farm operations with much of the time spent working in barns. If you're using one, it's important to look at the tires you're using on you’re machine. If you're still using pneumatic skid steer tires, you might be wasting money and losing productivity. A hard surface skid steer tire will provide you with incredible advantages.Longer Tread Life
You likely have a considerable amount of concrete throughout your dairy farm. It's important to be realistic about the way concrete will impact your tires. If you are using traditional, pneumatic tires, not only are they more susceptible to puncture problems, the wear life is going to be considerably less.
Concrete can quickly wear down rubber tires due to increased abrasion and friction. By taking a different approach to your tires and using a hard surface skid steer tire that increases surface area in contact with the ground, you can achieve increased wear life on concrete and asphalt surfaces. This will reduce tire replacement costs because you won't have to worry about tires wearing down as quickly as before and increase your machines ROI.
Solid Skid Steer Tires
If you're continuously seeing downtime on your skid steer loader because of tire problems, it may be time to explore a new option. Solid skid steer tires are also known as non-pneumatic skid steer tires and are not filled with air. What this means is that you're not going to have to deal with side puncture problems if you hit a bunk or experience any other type of hazard on the dairy farm.
Consider what happens across your dairy farm right now. If your pneumatic skid steer tire gets punctured, your loader is sidelined until you can fix it or have a new tire in place.
Every time you have to fix or replace the tire, that is more money being spent. You don't want to minimize your profits simply because you don't have the right tires in place on your loader. You will have the opportunity to increase the ROI on a skid steer with a solid tire.
You are probably using your skid steer to clean up manure or supply feed but you still need traction to get around. For this reason, you can’t go to a completely smooth tread pattern for a hard surface skid steer tire.
You want to look for a hard surface skid steer tire that has a large blocky tread pattern with deep lugs for material cleanout. This will still allow for manure cleanout and give you traction while also providing an extended tire wear life.
One Option Available
If you feel as though you're sidelining your skid steer loaders too frequently because of tire problems, it may be time to explore a new option.
At Evolution Wheel our EWRS-HS series of hard surface skid steer tires have a unique bidirectional tread design that increases the surface area in contact with the ground, a deep 52/32nd tread depth, serviceable tire sections and a smooth compressed ride. This type of skid steer tire allows you to keep your tires working longer, maximizing the machines ROI.
When you're ready to learn more about skid steer tires for your dairy farm, contact us at Evolution Wheel and we can match the right tire to your specific needs.
To learn more about hard surface skid steer tires visit the EWRS-HS Series from Evolution Wheel.