Posted by The ATA Team

Mar 27, 2019 2:04:27 PM

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The Difference Between a R-4, L-4, and L-5 Skid Steer Tires

One of the defining characteristics of skid steers—and reasons for their popularity—is their versatility; they are capable of handling a wide variety of jobs and terrains, ranging from light-duty landscaping to demanding demolition work. As the applications in which skid steers are used has expanded, so has the number of tire choices available to today’s skid steer owners. While severe duty solids (SDS) tires are growing in popularity for the harshest jobs, many skid steers will be best served by an R-4, L-4, or L-5 tire. Keep reading to learn the difference between these tires and discover what the right tire choice is for your application.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Primex Tires, Alliance Tire Americas, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Blog, Alliance Tire Group, R-4 tire, L-5 tire, L-4 tire

Posted by The ATA Team

Nov 28, 2018 2:43:23 PM

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Choosing an Application-Specific Skid Steer Tire

The fantastic versatility of skid steers has led to their use in numerous applications across a broad spectrum of industries. Because of this, skid steer tires are now offered in different constructions and a wide variety of patterns. One of the best steps you can take to maximize the productivity of your skid steer—and your entire operation—is to make sure your machine is equipped with a tire designed to handle the terrain where it will operate and the tasks it will be asked to perform. Keep reading to learn how to choose your next skid steer tire by application.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Alliance Tire Americas, Beefy Baby, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Blog, waste industry, recycling industry, Construction Tires, Alliance Tire Group, ATG

Posted by The ATA Team

Jan 18, 2018 3:42:19 PM

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When Is It Time For New Skid Steer Tires?

Whether it’s sharp turns, harsh conditions, or spinning wheels, skid steers are tough on tires. While it can be tempting to try to get every last hour out of your skid steer’s tires, the fact is that being proactive with replacement can save time, money, and aggravation caused by downtime and inefficiency. With that in mind, here are a few tips for knowing when it’s time to replace the tires on your skid steer.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Blog, Tire Maintenance, Galaxy Hulk SDS, SDS Tire, Construction Tires, Solid Tires, Alliance Tire Group, ATG

Posted by Barry Clifford

Dec 15, 2016 8:01:00 PM

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A Solid Choice in Tires

The use of solid tires continues to become more widespread within the waste, recycling, and construction industries. As margins get tighter, wages rise, and qualified employees become more scarce in these fields, the need for businesses to reduce downtime and increase productivity is more important than ever. By reducing the risk of sidelining a machine due to tire damage—whether from a chunk of metal or employee inexperience—solid tires can quickly prove themselves to be a solid investment. And with the option to choose designs with shock-absorbing apertures, driving on solid tires has become less jarring.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Beefy Baby, Blog, TCO, waste industry, recycling industry, Galaxy Yardmaster SDS, SDS Tire

Posted by Steve Vandegrift

Sep 22, 2016 4:30:00 PM

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Solar Energy is Fueling the Construction Industry

With the passing of every year, solar energy becomes more commonplace. Drive through any residential neighborhood or commercial area and you will notice solar panels on roofs, in yards, and attached to buildings. Between U.S. residential and commercial installations, there is enough solar energy to power 4.6 million homes! And with its swiftly growing demand, solar energy is delivering more than just power, it is fueling growth in the construction industry.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Beefy Baby, Blog, Construction Industry, Construction, Galaxy Giraffe