The Benefits of Solid Skid Steer Tires vs Pneumatic Tires

Investing in Solid Skid Steer Tires Offers Many Benefits versus Pneumatic Tires

Within the construction industry, getting the job done correctly and on time are mutually inclusive goals for the success of any contractor. Completing all work to specification but exceeding deadline dates, or meeting timelines but delivering shoddy work, just will not do it; both objectives must be achieved in parallel.

And while there is always the possibility that a contractor may encounter delays that are in fact out of their control, it is their responsibility to make sure that all of the pieces are in place, i.e. the crews, materials, and equipment, to fulfill all terms of their agreements; this not only bodes well for their overall reputation and reliability, it also helps to prevent cost overruns and, perhaps more importantly, a loss of potential business opportunities.

One of the most common problems that can prevent contractors from satisfying their job requirements is equipment breakdown; and not necessarily anything as major as engine failure but something as simple as a puncture in their skid steer tires.  What might seem like an easy fix to a motorist (just a call to CAA) is not the case with skid steer loaders; these tires can be more awkward and time-consuming to replace and the work often has to be done in locations/conditions where access might be difficult for the service vehicle.

One way to minimize the above type of construction delays lies with the actual choice of skid steer tires, specifically the use of solid flat-proof tires vs. pneumatic (air-filled) tires.  Although pneumatic tires have a lower price point and could provide a more comfortable ride compared to solid skid steer tires, there is one major disadvantage; pneumatic tires will get a puncture/flat, and typically at the most inconvenient times, thereby resulting in unexpected and costly construction delays.

As a result, contractors might want to invest in solid or no-air skid steer tires for a better long-term return – and more reliable day-to-day performance on their construction sites. Solid flat-proof tires for Bobcat and other makes of skid steers offer a number of benefits to help contractors complete all projects on time, on budget, and to specifications; these benefits can include:

  • Reduced downtime
  • Puncture resistance
  • Longer wear/durability
  • Less overall maintenance
  • Use in numerous applications
  • Use in more extreme applications
  • Better machine stability (added weight)

Taking all of these factors into consideration, any premium in the initial cost of solid flat-proof skid steer tires can deliver substantial long-term return on investment with respect to daily productivity, meeting deadlines, and perhaps most importantly, the contractor’s bottom line.

An Extensive Range of Solid Flat-Proof Skid Steer Tires for All Makes, Models

For contractors looking to purchase quality solid flat-proof skid steer tires, the compact equipment specialists at Tag Equipment offer an extensive range of options for all makes and models, including:

  • Bobcat
  • Case
  • Caterpillar
  • Gehl
  • John Deere
  • Kubota
  • New Holland
  • Volvo

Tag Equipment’s inventory includes the following products made by Camso or Traxter:


  • Camso
    • SKS 792S – durable solid flat-proof tire for Bobcat and other skid steer loaders
    • SKS 782S – stepped-tread design for good off-road traction and easy clean-out


  • Traxter
    • SM – smooth-tread flat-proof tires for hard-surfaces; long wear, little downtime
    • XD – a hard-surface tire with very good traction; longest-life solid flat-proof tire
    • R4 – 3 to 5 times longer life than pneumatic tires; ideal for challenging job sites

For more information on our full range of solid flat-proof tires for skid steers, browse through our ‘Tires & Wheels‘ page.

Solid flat-proof tires offer several advantages and better long-term return on investment than pneumatic tires for Bobcat and other makes of skid steer loaders. Call the compact equipment specialists from Tag Equipment at 647-559-3703 today to speak with an experienced representative on the best choice of flat-proof tires for your specific needs.

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