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Skid Loader Tires:::

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Flawless440, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Going to be buying a new set of tires for my Bobcat..My tire place is telling my to run these Asphalt tires (they have a all terrain pattern) saying the tire life is triple.. They are $80 more each.. These are not the solid flat free tires..

    Question is.. Any guys pushing snow with these? How are they? Am i better off buying another set of stock tires?
     
  2. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I recommend Solideal Lifemasters. Are awesome in snow and last twice as long.
     
  3. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    I just looked those up, that is the same tire the guy was showing me.
     
  4. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Those look like they would probably spin out on ice. Maybe you guys don't get it as much as us, but either the early winter storms or late winter ones like this week. Wet snow on the bottom as soon as you plow it, it turns to ice. I had a hard time pushing with my big tractor and my skid steer was peeling out in it too. Just like on a pick up truck nothing beats dedicated snow tires. That's on my list for next year some sort of snow and ice tire for my Cat.
     
  5. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I have zero complaints on traction. If the ice is that bad most tires will slip. I do not plan on buying a 1200 set just for snow. Each to their own tho.
     
  6. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Well think of it that you get double the life. Lets say 4+ years possibly out of each set. Sounds like a good investment to me.
     
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    Yep! More than double the life IMO. I don't understand the hangup of the initial cost of the dedicated snow tires.
     
  8. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    Those are the tires i rus as well in the winter and have had great luck with them. I would buy again without hesitation.
     
  9. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Guy was quoting me $1300.. I'm seeing those for $2600 from Mid west (bought my Mustang loader there, flaky company)
    Why the big price difference? I was at Good Year
     
  10. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    $299 here for 12x16.5s at Bobcat. 1300 is fair. The other guy wants to retire on the sale. Look on ebay.
     
  11. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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  12. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
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  13. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    If you're having issues with slipping on ice check out the Grip Studs that are advertised here on the site. They work awesome and are removable and reinsert-able. Have been using them for over 4 years with zero issues. As for the tires the solideal's are a great asphalt / concrete all around tire they just suck in the mud.
     
  14. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    Life masters were so far the best tires I ran for a year round tire plows great
     
  15. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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  16. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
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  17. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Good info guys. .