Skid Airless tire

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Marek, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ideas for airless skid steer tires ? Would like something wider than stock
     
  2. Swank1975

    Swank1975 LawnSite Member
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    We run airless tires on our Bobcat S130 and love them. My paving crew was killing me with flats. No issues in almost 2 year now. We are on our 2nd set. They do last longer than pneumatic but cost more up front. Downtime is money though. We got ours from Mclaren industries but the set I am looking at for the front of our Case backhoe are going to come from a local tire shop they are getting us a better price.
     
  3. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
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    have you thought of getting them filled? Our old Bobcat 763 had foam filled tires and they worked great.
     
  4. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looking at the McLaren Air Monster tires. How do the do in snow compared to a regular tire ?
     
  5. Swank1975

    Swank1975 LawnSite Member
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    The ones we had did just as well or better than our airless. We have the Nu-Air dirt tires. We had a full season of pushing snow with a Degelman speed blade on our S130 with the airless tires and it did pretty well (under powered machine). Typically I would lose power before losing traction. The lots I am plowing with it are all pretty level so so sliding down hills. We are going to see how our Kubota SVL130 Compact track loader does with the speed blade in the snow this season. All I hear are horror stories about how bad CTL are in the snow then I see youtube videos of a CTL going through 3' of the stuff with the bucket in the air. We will just have to test for ourselves.
     

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