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Skid Steer Tires

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brant'sLawnCare, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
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    Hey guys. I'm wondering what type of tires you guys use on your skid steers? I've heard some guys say they use truck tires? If so, how do they work? I heard one guy say they push really good and don't slip. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Brant
     
  2. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    We talking pick up tires, or semi tires? Tires made for a skid and snow seem to work the best in my opinion.
     
  3. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
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    I would like to do this I have tires but don't want to spend a lot of cash I have s 751 bobcat what truck rims fit this machine I have a lot of resources and can get rims cheap
     
  4. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
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    What kind of tires are u running?
     
  5. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I prefer tires like this...

    snowtires1.jpg
     
  6. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
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    Where do you get those?
     
  7. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    At the tire store:waving:
     
  8. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
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    Interesting. I'll have to check it out
     
  9. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
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    Scott u save or Chicago tire??????
     
  10. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    Why don't you call them and get quotes...
     
  11. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Brant, the tires Snocrete showed are "Snowolf Wolf Paws" and can be found at a few dealers like Kelbe, and maybe even St Lawrence, for about $1600+ with the wheels.

    If you have the time to seek out other options, I'd highly recommend you give a call to Pat's Tire in Chilton to discuss your needs. I'm willing to bet they can give you a comparative rim/tire package for far less money. It's a little ride for you, but it's a nice, easy one........Thumbs Up
     
  12. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
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    Thanks well do I've never bought just wanted to know
     
  13. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    Actually they are not...The tires shown are Sampson tires. A heavier duty version of the tires Snowwolf uses on the Wolf Paws.

    Your pricing is close though. I got a quote for a pair of wolf paws a couple weeks ago and it came in at around $1500 to my door step. The larger wolf paws (for your S250) would be more yet...probably around the $2000 mark from what I've heard. Either way this is not the route I went this time.
     
  14. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    For what its worth, I used the standard tires that came with the machines and never had traction problems. Even with long pushes. I was using Arctic pushers on the front of them. They don't leave anything to slip on......:nod:wesport
     
  15. CCL LLC

    CCL LLC Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Has anyone use a solid skid steer tire to push snow?
     
  16. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    a machine we rented one year came with them and we used it in a pallet factory yard. Was great because of nails ect we had picked up before. Fine on the gravel and some paved areas but a real rough ride. The rubber gets so cold and hard there really isn't much cushion. brutal if you have to push up a curb and back down. If you need a solution because of flats. Consider foam filling ?
     
  17. snowbrothers101

    snowbrothers101 Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    I still use the initial manufacturer's tires and they won't pretty good except in real icy conditions but that is standard.
     
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    I m going run the factory set with Ice cleats on my New Skid Steer on my old one I always ran the factory tires never much problems I always let air out about half the air pressure
    Seems to work for it was a small skid I cleaned walks with
     
  19. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
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  20. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
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