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Metal Studs for Tracked Skid Steers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by B-Rad, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. B-Rad

    B-Rad Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Saw this in a magazine that they make metal studs for use in skid steer tires and tracks. I think they would be good and bad. Good for traction but bad for the concrete/asphalt. Curious if anyone has tried these before. Let me know what you think.
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I would be worried about them coming out when you turn.
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    You got a link?
  4. B-Rad

    B-Rad Junior Member
    Messages: 3

  5. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    ive seen people put them on atvs and such for ice fishing but with the dragging of a skidder turning idk how well they would hold up. maybe even damage ur tire? i could be wrong they could be great but on a skid steer i feel like they are more harm then good.
  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    You would be better off getting studs from your local ATV dealer @ probably $50 less than that. I have tried studs in a track SS, and yes they make a HUGE difference. But not just anybody should be running it. Its much harder on everything, and IMO....if you aren't in the mountains (and i mean in the mountains, not a nice flat parking lot in the mountains) they are not worth it.