Posted by The ATA Team

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

Posted by The ATA Team

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

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

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 Steve Vandegrift

Jun 20, 2016 12:14:09 PM

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El Niño's Impact on California Contractors

A warm patch of ocean has filled reservoirs and flooded cities this year...and now it's helping keep construction contractors busy across the Southwest. The warmer waters of the western Pacific Ocean flowing eastward and displacing the cooler surface water typically found in the eastern Pacific cause the weather occurrence known as El Niño. This weather event usually brings with it a shift in North America’s traditional weather patterns—most notably bringing wet weather to California, the Southwest, and the Southeast, while the North and Northeast typically experience a milder winter. Even though El Niño affects the entire country, the weather’s impact has been most felt by the people of California and Texas.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Galaxy Hulk, Blog, Construction Industry, Construction, Galaxy Giraffe, Galaxy MPC