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Galaxy skid steer tires

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mrsops, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    Anybody get those new galaxy beefy baby tires? Suppose to be galaxys new tire lasting atleast 1000-1200 so they say. I have had great luck with the galaxy hulk tires which lasted me double of what any other tire would last me.
    what kind of tires are you guys running on your skids?
  2. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    I have run nothing but hulks for years. Can't imagine anything lasting as long, however, I'm at only 175 hrs on my new machine and I can really tell that the extra weight on the S330 is causing extra wear (though i stripped it down to 8800 lbs) and put on 12 x 16.5's.

    tell me about the beefy baby's. What ply rating.
  3. Hollowellreid

    Hollowellreid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 289

    My dad has The beefy baby's on his 1845's.

    Have been there since new and the loaders have about 1400 ish hours on them now. A few have been switched on/off with spares over time. The ones that have been on there the entire time are just about completely bald.

    What really is making it time for new tires is the fact that even the ones with ~50% tread leak like crazy and are not repairable as they have the goey inner liner that was intended to seal up leaks. It worked well but I think over the last 7 years it has hardened, dried, and become inable to do it's job.

    We will replace the tires this winter and get whatever the dealer installed sealant is. It is some sort of industrial stop leak similar to slime. Still allows for hole repair from the inside.

    We will go with the beefy baby again unless someone has a better reccomendation for a standard HD ag tread skid steer tire....
  4. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    not sure what the rating is yellow
  5. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 633

    don't know about the hulks but my beefy babies are at 2300 hrs and just about ready to be out ,best tires i have ever had by a long shot.
  6. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    2300 hrs wow what kind of machine are they on
  7. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 633

    there on a Deere 260,believe me they are pretty worn but still good,i don't work on pavement often that probably helps,but i am very happy with them.its not often you get you're moneys worth these days:laugh:
  8. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    got some prices today on the hulk tires and they have went up alotttt

    cheapest i found was $390 a tire for 12.16.5
    and for my s330 the 14.17.5 was $525

    That's alot of money but they last a real long time
  9. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 633

    did you get a price for the beef?
  10. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    There is a new type of beef tire he said its called beefy baby 2 they were more money then the hulks so i said forget it i have had good luck with the hulks

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