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Skid steer tires for snow.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by wcb607a, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. wcb607a

    wcb607a Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 29

    Bought an A300 with standard construction tires for the snow. The traction was horrible. Just kept spinning and sliding. For you guys that use skid steer for snow removal, what have you found to be the best for traction?
     
  2. rdbpower

    rdbpower Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    If you can get a siper (sp?) and cut a ton of grooves in them it works great. They cost 30-40 bucks and will help a ton.
     
  3. G&T LAWN

    G&T LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    I run 3 skids. Have the factor Ag type on 2 and a recap mud type tire on the older one. The recap is wearing like iron but does not get any traction. I think it is there is more tread on the ground compared to the factory tires. I have seen alot of guys run chains on the rear of skidloaders but not have tired it myself. I run loader backhoes and wheelloaders for the bigger stuff. Maybe proper equipment for the job at hand?
     
  4. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    you could just get tracks and would not have you worrie about slippping and sliding @ all, aND if someone runsover your foot, its only 3 psi of ground pressure so it wont hurt
     
  5. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    :confused:........
     
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  7. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    :eek::eek:....WHAT!!!!....:confused:
     
  8. nhpatriot

    nhpatriot Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    :nono:
    :(
    :confused:
    :eek:
    I'm with these guys, WTF?
     
  9. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Come over and let me make a pass or two over your foot LOL
     
  10. Allor Outdoor

    Allor Outdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Track machines dont work work a d*mn in the snow, for the exact reason you mentioned. The weight of the machine is spread throughout the tracks, therefore not giving it any downward pressure, thus causing it to slip.

    Basically the same concept of putting a few bags of sand in the trunk of a car.

    The tracks will spin and spin but the machine won't move....good luck!
     
  11. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Oh boy here we go :dizzy:
     
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    :yow!: ...............
     
  13. digit

    digit Member
    Messages: 94

    I bought a set of tires and rims for my skid steer that are made for snow I don't remember the name something like wolf paw or wolf track not sure but could find out. It is a narrow tire almost lke a car tire with winter tread and a rim designed for your skid steer. I have used it for 3-4 seasons now and there is no comparison as to if I leave my reg. tires on believe it's because its narrow and also soft only about 35 psi. If you need more info let me know and I will try to get it.
     
  14. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Two words to the OP: Steel tracks! :rolleyes:

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=92693
     
  15. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536


    Totally agree
     
  16. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    We find rims that will fit the loader and then use a snow/ice tread radial. You'd be amazed at the traction!
     
  17. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Yes, the Snow Wolf Wolf Paws are awsome.............but they dont fit A300 Bobcats. This machine has a unique rim.

    :confused:......uh?
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2009
  18. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Its funny you guys say this, but yet the people that have run ASV/Cat track machine (which have the lowest psi of all track SS's) know that they are snow pushing animals. I would also like to inform you that my Dad's T320 has lower psi than my T190, but yet it pushes far better....
     
  19. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    the problem is finding one that will fit an A300 Bobcat......he may need to modify/cut up some rims in order to make something fit?
     
  20. PDQDL

    PDQDL Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I have an A300

    Try the turf / floatation tires from Bobcat, made for that machine. We like them a better than the standard lug treads for snow removal. Since they are wider than standard tires, they have less tendency to dig down to pavement, but they also farm right through deep piles of snow without getting stuck.

    Are you trying to plow snow in skid steer mode? Traction and capacity double when you put it in "4-wheel steer".