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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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Dec 4, 2019 3:12:39 PM

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Skid Steer Tread Patterns for All Conditions

Choosing an Application-Specific Skid Steer Tread Pattern 

Today’s skid steers work in a wide range of conditions, encountering everything from rock, mud, and sand to gravel, asphalt, and concrete. One thing that remains the same no matter the surface is the need to minimize spinning, maximize traction, and increase longevity. There’s no better way to accomplish all of these outcomes than with application-specific skid steer tires. Whether you’re looking for traction, speed, or durability—or some other attribute—ATG has a skid steer tire for you.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Alliance Tire Americas, Beefy Baby, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Blog, Galaxy Yardmaster SDS, Solid Tires, Alliance Tire Group, ATG, Mighty Mow, Galaxy Radial tire, turf tires

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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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May 22, 2019 3:17:07 PM

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

Skid Steers vs. Compact Track Loaders 

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

Examining R-4, L-4, or 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