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Running Skid Steer on flat tire

Discussion in 'Compact Wheel Loaders' started by longislandcat, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. longislandcat

    longislandcat New Member

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    I drove my caterpillar skid steer 3 blocks from where I am to clear a persons driveway of snow . While
    I was there the back tire partially popped off the rim. I drove the machine home like that. Could this have done any
    damage to machine other then the rim or tire such as the gears.
     
  2. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    It should be fine.
     
  3. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder

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    You may have gotten away with no damage at all, or isolated to the tire and rim. I had a similar thing happen to my skid steer while clearing snow, I wasn't aware the tire had gone flat. Tore the bead of the tire up enough to where it wouldn't seal, I had a tube installed and it works fine.