Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by cat2, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 891

    put new tires on the john deere skid steer today. firestone 8 ply rim guard. Seem like good tires, the set that came on the skidder, i got around 1,700 hours out of them
  2. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    I am on my 5th skid and still haven't bought tires, just trade them in.:)
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Bandag recapped skid steer tires are probably the best they can make a tread cap out of harder rubber compound.

    If your working on hot pavement it doesn't matter what type of tires you have they peal off quick. I know with forklift tires on lumber forklifts in a paved yard you can see the tires lose rubber.
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,138

    I ran Bandag's on my old 753, darn good re-treads, but they made the tire too freaking tall!!!
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    It depends on the tread pattern yes a recap is slightly taller.

    Recaps are good if you bought a good set of skid steer tires (not cheap ones) have them recapped and good to go for another thousand hours.
  6. tbi

    tbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 494

    I put a set of solideal SKZ lifemasters on my 773.
    It's a middle of the road tire as far as on/off road capacities.
    They work good and the wear is far better than any others I've tried.
    It's the one in the middle.

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