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Old 12-05-2008, 06:34 PM
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Best place to find worn skid steer tires?

This may seem ridiculous, but I am looking for old skid steer tires that have worn down smooth but are not dry rotted. They are used on my 843 bobcat on the 15 x 15.5 rims that i use while working on grass to avoid damage. My old tires are just too dry rotted to use anymore, and they are coming apart as well as losing air. If I get a new set they are so aggressive that I leave tracks everywhere. Tire places throw them out and I have found them in the dump from time to time. Is there anyone out there with any more ideas where to look.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:53 PM
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Try your local dealer. My Bobcat dealer has a pile of them out back.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:09 PM
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This may seem ridiculous, but I am looking for old skid steer tires that have worn down smooth but are not dry rotted. They are used on my 843 bobcat on the 15 x 15.5 rims that i use while working on grass to avoid damage. My old tires are just too dry rotted to use anymore, and they are coming apart as well as losing air. If I get a new set they are so aggressive that I leave tracks everywhere. Tire places throw them out and I have found them in the dump from time to time. Is there anyone out there with any more ideas where to look.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:47 PM
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Try your local dealer. My Bobcat dealer has a pile of them out back.
Actually that's one of the first places I looked. But maybe up in Broward or Palm Beach would be a better idea because they use the super float tires more as they are sandy counties. The bobcat service I got these from a couple years ago has moved north so that source is gone.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:11 PM
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What about used aircraft tires? they are petty tough and have no tread.

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Old 12-05-2008, 10:42 PM
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there is a guy from another forum that uses truck tires on his skid for floatation. they may work the same as a turf tire. he claims they work well and don't wear to bad.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:45 PM
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What about used aircraft tires? they are petty tough and have no tread.

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I have seen them on a bobcat 743 used for sod, but never tried any. It is definately something else to consider.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:49 PM
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Hey tallrick: give Central tire a ring ph# 305-592 7564 I've seen lots of used skid steer tires there while getting tires for my trucks .
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:22 PM
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Hey tallrick: give Central tire a ring ph# 305-592 7564 I've seen lots of used skid steer tires there while getting tires for my trucks .
I am going to make a trip to the northwest and see what I can find, that's a great idea. In the past I have tried turf and truck tires but they have a hard sidewall and square edge so they tend to dig in while making a tight turn. The wider ones work best and the worn super floats have a rounded edge and make the best turf tires. Even if they scuff the surface the roots stay intact and it grows back in a couple weeks.
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:29 AM
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What about phoning your local Bandag retreader and see if they can get you a set of recapped skid tires with a scrap yard smooth cap. They make sure the casings are good and recap them. They can make the edges round so they don't dig in and will be smooth as a babies azz.
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