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I got a good deal on skid steer tires BUT???

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by General Grounds, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: i own a CAT 226 and has about 300 hours on it and the machine gets babied, my dealer contacted me and said he had a great deal on tires they actually will stop making this tire and happens to be the type on my machine. i purchased the tires but the machine will not need tires until at the very least next fall, will new tires dry rot or is there anything i can do to keep them new till im ready, i have them stored in a cool dry place. any help?? tony
  2. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    I can't imagine them or any tire dry rotting in just a years time, especially kept out of the sun.
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    Is it a size thats getting discontinued or is it just a tread type thats getting discontinued I wouldn't buy new tires just because you can't get the same tread type. If you are getting a real good deal where its something you can't pass up go for it but otherwise I wouldn't buy new tires and have them sit.
  4. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    Just keep them out of the sun in a cool place and they'll last for ages in there before any dry rot occurs. You could also spray some Armor all on them for som eadded protection.
  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    Its the ultraviolet rays in the sun that kills the tires. Just stack them on their side out of the sun and they'll be fine. Not sure I would be spraying them with armour all. It deteriorates the rubber after repeated use.
  6. m&m

    m&m LawnSite Member
    Posts: 169

    i would not spray armor all on them at all

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