Purchasing skid steer tires takes a little more effort than just going to your local distribution center and picking out a pair. You have to know what you are looking for and get the right tires for your application. Picking the wrong type of Bobcat tires could lead to flat tires, Bobcats stuck spinning in the mud, and unnecessary down time.
What Type Of Skid Steer Tires Are Available?
While every brand has their product name and variations, there are two main types of skid steer tires to choose from: flat-proof and air-filled. Each has a different set of benefits and uses.
- Flat-Proof – Flat-proof tires, also known as solid tires, airless tires, and no air tires, do not have inner tubes. That means they cannot be punctured, you will not have air pressure leaks, and they are resistant to tears and snags. They are also impenetrable to sharp objects, such as nails, rocks, glass, screws, rebar, etc. Even if they are missing chunks within the tire, a flat-proof Bobcat skid steer tire continues to perform.They are most commonly used on job sites, such as construction zones, demolition, site cleanup, landscaping, and waste management, among others. They are meant for heavy-duty applications but should only be used on flat surfaces. They can provide a smoother ride than an air-filled tire and are engineered to help reduce downtime.
- Air Filled – Also known as pneumatic tires, they can handle uneven or rough terrain. They are the more affordable tire, compared to flat-proof tires. While you can purchase foam-filled pneumatic tires, which do not get punctured as easily, these are extremely heavy and costly; therefore, foam-filled should only be used when the skid steer loader is not taking on excessive strain.
Things To Consider When Purchasing Skid Steer Tires
To find the right type of Bobcat tires, you will need to:
- Determine if you need flat-proof or pneumatic tires by assessing the terrain. Smooth, flat surfaces with items that may puncture need flat-proof tires, while rough, uneven terrains require air-filled.
- Measure the rim diameter.
- Determine the type of tread you need, such as standard duty or a more beefy, rugged tread for muddy areas.
- Find out the width of the tire in inches as well as the tire’s overall diameter. Verify that the tire is the right size for your model of Bobcat by referring to manufacturer instructions.
Find a full line of air-filled and flat-proof skid steer tires for every application and jobsite at Tag Equipment. As Canada’s premier distributor of Bobcat tires and wheels, our experts will help you find the right tire for the job.
We Carry Tires from The Top Brands
These solid skid steer tires are made of the highest quality rubber compounds and give great traction. They can outperform the average tires and provide long wear.
Camso solid tires are the best off-road skid steer tires for enhancing durability and improving traction. They are puncture-resistant and offer better comfort and ride quality.
Primex skid steer tires provide greater penetration resistance and superior tread stability. They feature reinforced sidewalls and are designed to withstand cuts and abrasions.
Galaxy skid steer tires are known for superior tread design, wear-resistant compound, and rim shield protector. They have a unique tread pattern and are ideal for operating in severe applications.
Ask About Our Skid Steer Wheel Rims
Our selection of skid steer wheel rims is versatile and durable and can help reduce operator downtime. They are available at great prices to meet your varied needs.
At Tag Equipment, we feature a full range of products for Bobcat and other manufacturers. Contact one of our specialists today by calling at 416-716-5850 for details about our skid steer tires. You can also fill out our online form if you have any questions..