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Jul 7, 2020 1:11:07 PM

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The Pros and Cons of Extra-Deep Skid Steer Tires

Why Choose a Super-Deep Skid Steer Tire 

Skid steer loaders (SSLs) perform a multitude of tasks in many different conditions; consequently, a wide variety of tire options are available to maximize their performance. Factors like tire construction (radial, bias, solid) and tread pattern (lug, block, button) can make a huge difference in tire performance and cost over the lifetime of the tire. Tread depth is another important characteristic to consider when choosing the best SSL tire for the job. Below is why “going deep” (on tread) is a home run for many skid steer applications. 

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Tread Depth, Alliance Tire Americas, Skid Steer Tires, Blog, Galaxy Hulk SDS, SDS Tire, Solid Tires, Alliance Tire Group

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Apr 22, 2020 2:29:46 PM

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Matching Skid Steer Tires to Application

A Guide for Matching Skid Steer Tires to Application 

Whether pushing, lifting, or carrying a load, traction is critical to maximizing the performance of your skid steer and is one of the primary advantages they have over compact track loaders. Unlike CTLs that are limited to a few types of tracks, skid steer tires are available in a broad spectrum of tread patterns and constructions—allowing operators to choose a tire specifically tailored to their application. 

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Topics: Alliance Tires, Galaxy Tires, Alliance Tire Americas, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Blog, Alliance 550, Galaxy Yardmaster SDS, Galaxy Hulk SDS, Alliance Tire Group, ATG, Galaxy Mighty Trac ND

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Nov 14, 2019 2:19:55 PM

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Tire Time: The Galaxy Hulk SDS

The Galaxy Hulk: A Souped-up Solid Tire With More Rubber

Skid steers are commonly tasked with working in harsh, tire-killing terrain, leading to frustration with unanticipated downtime and tires that don’t meet expectations. When adding to our broad range of skid steer tires, it felt logical to offer a solid tire for the most brutal conditions—enter the Galaxy Hulk SDS. Reminiscent of Home Improvement handyman Tim “The Toolman” Taylor’s catchphrase, “more power,” we souped up this special solid tire with more rubber! The result is a tire that increases machine uptime and operational efficiency, which adds up to extra dollars at the end of the year.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Alliance Tire Americas, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Blog, Tire Construction, Galaxy Hulk SDS, SDS Tire, Solid Tires, Alliance Tire Group, ATG

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Jul 17, 2019 4:52:06 PM

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Improve Skid Steer Tire Life and Increase ROI

Tips to Increase ROI on Skid Steer Tires 

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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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