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Skid steer all over the place

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by TF123456, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. TF123456

    TF123456 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    What tires should i run on an s330 to give it a little more traction.I will not use truck tires please do not recomend them it is a lawsuite waiting to happen. Anything on the wolf paws maybe something else? Any help would be awesome.:realmad:
  2. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Snow Wolf Wolf Paws. 2 sizes are available by Snow Wolf, get the bigger size. They also offer them with studs. I've never heard of any other company that offers a specific snow tire/rim combo for SS's.....good luck.
  3. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    Just curious, why are truck tires a lawsuit waiting to happen?
  4. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Then you'll be upset when you get your "Wolf Paws" & see what they are actually made for. Please explain the "lawsuit waiting to happen" to me as well. I would think after running skids both ways that stock tires pose waaaay more chance of a liability.....but what do I know:D
  5. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I am picking up a set of wolf paw tires next week. Everything I have heard about them has been good.
  6. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I'm looking to so some new wheels and tires on mine. Where can I find narrow wheels like the wolf paws come with?
  7. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Gemplers has after market rims, the wolf paws I looked at were still 10x16.5 tires. Which is better than the 12" that were on there.
  8. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Gemplers has 9.75" wide, I was looking for 6-7". Pics I saw of Wolf paws look like they are quite narrow.
  9. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Why are truck tires "...a lawsuit waiting to happen"?
  10. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    One of my subs runs studded truck snow tires on his bobcat , works just fine .

    If truck tires on a skid steer are a lawsuit waiting to happen , what about truck tires on a truck .
    Seems to me plowing snow is a lawsuit waiting to happen . I havent been sued ............... yet
  11. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    What is a lawsuite?? Is that where the lawyers sleep at night?
  12. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Oh my god! I would never put truck tires on a truck. What a crazy idea!

    Seriously, you are probably better off with truck tires than skid steer tires if you are on the road. As long as you get ones with the correct load range. They have to meet strict DOT standards where skid steer tires don't. Challenge is findind stuff in a size that works. 16.5" tires are a hard size to find.
  13. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,438

    My local bobcat dealer has snow tires and rims for about a $1000. They are narrower and taller and resemble a truck tire they also seemed fairly soft. Unfortunately I didn't catch what brand they were. Does anyone know of a cheaper tire and rim combination?
  14. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I would like to know too. :confused:

  15. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Truck tires are DOT rated, off-road tires are not. DOT requires a variety of tests to certify that you wont have as many... suprises.

    FYI, Wolf Paws are DOT truck tires
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    And what difference does any of that make on a skidloader?
  17. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Cretebaby, this thread has me scratching my head to...
    Some days lol
  18. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,770

    If this is going to be a class action lawsuit, let me go get come truck tires and I will help too! payup

    But on a serious note, what's with the lawsuit?
  19. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I dont think TF123456789 is coming back.
  20. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,438

    I was back in the dealer and I looked a little closer and they were Hankooks. They weren't a truck tire but the tread pattern was pretty close to one. Does anyone have any feedback on a cheaper optipn?