10" vs 12" Skid Steer Tires

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by pomticks, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. pomticks

    pomticks LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 37

    I am new to the skid steer world and when I bought my 2005 New Holland LS 170 it came with the wolf paws for snow. Now coming to spring I need rims and tires and am trying to figure out which size would be a better match. We are a landscape construction company so will be in some sloppy areas in the spring. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
  2. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    My father has a L170 that I have spent some time in, In my opinion they don't have enough power for 12" In mud conditions where you need to be spinning your tires.
  3. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    I would go for the 12"
    1" more ground clearence and a tad more top end speed
  4. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    We run 12-16.5 on all our L175 skids with no issues.
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