The EWRS-HS-NM series of non marking solid skid steer tires were designed to meet the needs of severe duty customers working on hard surfaces and burning through tires on a daily basis.
By creating a unique tread design that increases surface area in contact with the ground, our EWRS-HS-NM series provides unmatched wear life on concrete and asphalt surfaces. Customers can expect a 30-40% increase in wear life over our EWRS-AT series, further reducing cost/hr and increasing their machine’s ROI.
Tread pattern is one thing, but tread depth is another! To make the EWRS-HS-NM series meet the Evolution Wheel standard we gave it the most tread depth of any hard surface tire on the market. By maintaining a 52/32nd tread depth, Evolution Wheel is raising the bar in hard surface applications.
The added benefit of our proprietary non marking compound means you don’t need to worry about leaving marks on fresh concrete where you don’t want them to be.
With serviceable tire segments, the need for a service truck, specialized technicians, and press on machines is all but eliminated. We have reduced your service tooling down to only a wrench in your operator's back pocket and repair parts are readily available in your nearest onsite storage container or in the toolbox of your pickup.
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Non Marking Solid Skid Steer Tires
Having the right tool for the job is half the battle. In certain applications and work sites, leaving behind solid skid steer tire marks on the concrete or floor surface can lead to problems. This is why having the option of using non marking solid skid steer tires on your equipment is very important. When it comes to skid steer tires, there’s a variety of options for you to choose from. For starters, you can choose from tracks or tires depending on what type of terrain the skid steer will be used in. If you choose tires, you then can choose between standard skid steer tires or non marking solid skid steer tires. Your decision between the two will largely depend on the applications your solid skid steer tires will be used in. Everyone is familiar with traditional, black marking solid skid steer tires. But non marking skid steer tires are not as well understood even though they serve a very important purpose in specific applications. Let's take a closer look at the purpose, make up, and characteristics of non marking skid steer tires.
The Purpose of Non Marking Solid Skid Steer Tires
As their name suggests, the purpose of non marking solid skid steer tires is to ensure the tires don’t leave marks on the concrete or floor surfaces on which your solid skid steer tires are working on. In most cases, non marking solid skid steer tires are used in controlled environments as opposed to being exposed to rugged terrain and hard environmental elements. Non marking skid steer tires are useful in applications such as the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries which, per hygiene regulations, don’t allow black marks on the floor. Another advantage is cost and time savings as when non marking solid skid steer tires are working on light colored floors, they eliminate the amount of time and money spent on remove unsightly black marks off of the floor.
What are Non Marking Skid Steer Tires Made Of?
Traditional solid skid steer tires and non marking skid steer tires differ in their physical make-up. Traditional solid skid steer tires are made of black carbon which non only gives them their black color, but helps to reduce heat caused by friction and increases wear life. Non marking solid skid steer tires are comprised of a mixture of synthetic rubber and silica. The silica replaces the black carbon found in traditional tires that is responsible for making the black marks. Because of the composition of the tire, non marking solid skid steer tires are commonly lighter in color ranging from white to a light gray. Despite this standard, non marking solid skid steer tires can be made in any color that the rubber compounder or tire manufacturing company chooses.
Performance Characteristics of Non Marking Solid Skid Steer Tires
The key characteristics of non marking skid steer tires include:
- Excellent traction
- Low rolling resistance
- Low heat build-up
- Non marking
- Same performance as traditional tires
- Have a slightly shorter life-span than traditional tires
- Require the use of grounding straps due to their lack of anti-static properties
Differences Between Standard Marking and Non Marking Skid Steer Tires?
Now let's take a look at the main differences between standard marking solid skid steer tires and non marking solid skid steer tires. The most apparent difference between the two is that non marking solid skid steer tires don’t leave marks on concrete or other floor surfaces whereas standard skid steer tires will leave marks. There are also other notable differences between the two.
First, when it comes to price, non marking solid skid steer tires tend to be more expensive than traditional tires. This is largely due to the fact that the carbon black in the standard tire compound is cheaper compared to the non marking ingredients used.
Another difference is that traditional solid skid steer tires have UV protection properties built into their tires that non marking solid skid steer tires do not. UV protection is important for tires that spend countless hours in the sun as overtime, UV rays will degrade the solid skid steer tire. Non marking solid skid steer tires don’t have UV protection built into the tire but this isn’t a concern as non marking solid skid steer tires are typically used for indoor applications. Despite this, in order compensate for the lack of UV properties of non marking solid skid steer tires, antioxidants are included in their compound in order to support tires that may at times be exposed to UV rays.
Finally, carbon compounds in standard solid skid steer tires gives them anti-static properties which is important for workplace safety. Because non marking solid skid steer tires are non made of carbon, they don’t have anti-static properties which is concerning. Luckily this is easily fixed by using grounding strips.
Evolution Wheel: Leaders in Industrial Non Marking Solid Skid Steer Tires
When it comes to getting the job done, you need to know your equipment can handle whatever you throw its way. And this can include a unique piece of equipment such as non marking solid skid steer tires. In order to get the job done well, on time, and within budget, it’s important to have the right tools for the job and any piece of equipment is only as good as the tires that you have on it.
Evolution Wheel is the leader in innovative traction technology, superior wear life, cost savings and much more. The last thing you need is downtime on the job because your tires can't hold up. Our products undergo intense destructive testing, to ensure our customers only receive the most durable products, while also being designed for convenient on-site repair. Visit our website today or call one of our product specialists to learn more about what our Evolution Wheel non marking solid skid steer tires have to offer.
Let us help you spend more time on the job and less time and money fixing and replacing tires.