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Jul 17, 2019 4:52:06 PM

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Improve Skid Steer Tire Life and Increase ROI

There are two key facts to know about skid steer tires: 1) skid steers are tough on tires, and 2) in general, tires are the most expensive consumable item on a skid steer. Considering these two facts, it stands to reason that the more life owners and operators squeeze out of a tire, the greater their return on investment.

The most common causes for the hastened wear of skid steer tires can be divided into two categories: operators and application. Keep reading to learn the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways in which you could be burning through your tires, and the steps that you can take to increase the life, and ROI, of your skid steer tires.

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

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May 22, 2019 3:17:07 PM

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10 Reasons to Choose a Skid Steer over a Compact Track Loader

The importance and effectiveness of skid steers on the job site has grown exponentially since their inception in the 1950s (See The Skid Steer Revolution). The advent of the compact track loader (CTL) has increased the available options for operators interested in these versatile machines, which can be found on farms and job sites in every corner of the world. If you’re in the market for a compact loader but can’t decide between a skid steer or track loader, here are 10 reasons why we think rolling with wheels is the way to go.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Alliance Tire Americas, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Blog, Snow removal tires, Alliance Tire Group

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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

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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

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Oct 31, 2018 1:05:00 PM

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Scary Sites and Galaxy Solid Tires

It may not be ghouls and goblins lurking around dark corners that scare today’s skid steer operators; rather, it’s debris, downtime, and punctures that keep them up at night. And while dark basements, haunted woods, and creepy old houses provide the chills this time of year, these scary work sites unnerve operators all-year long. Luckily, skid steer operators can make these sites a little less frightening by equipping their machines with solid tires.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Blog, Farming, waste industry, recycling industry, Galaxy Hulk SDS, SDS Tire, Construction Tires, Solid Tires, Alliance Tire Group, ATG