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Skid steer tires?

Discussion in 'Skid Steers' started by thebig450es, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. thebig450es

    thebig450es Well-Known Member

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    What tires do you recommend for a 843? I see the severe duty bobcat tires. What sites do you recommend to buy tires. Thanks
     
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    smokey1 Well-Known Member

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    12x16.5, 10 ply galaxy beefy baby or solidex, about $125.00 each. if you shop. Put the full set of 4 on together
     
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    wilddanz71 Well-Known Member

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    Were did you find them for $125 ?
    thanks DAN
     
  4. thebig450es

    thebig450es Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, i am planning on buying a set of 4 and keeping the ones for spares. Id like to buy good quality ones, but not ones that cost 500 a tire

    I found these, but need more info on them:
    Carlisle
    Ultra Guard
    Severe Duty
    Rim Guard
    12-16.5 12ply
     

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    nobull1 Charter Member

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    Looks like a beefy tire. What is one of those worth?
     
  6. wilddanz71

    wilddanz71 Well-Known Member

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    Yea how much for those puppys
     
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    i havent found a price for them yet. I just got back from a equipment place and wow the prices they want, $250 a tire for carlisle HD, add $300 a tire for foam or $75 a tire to be alcohol filled. And for a bullman solid tire 3200 for all 4.
     
  8. Greg Ellis

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    On ebay you can find them for around $200 a tire though I don't feel that is a real good deal either.
    Last set I bought from a equipment company here in Indiana was $189 each for 12 ply about a year and half ago. Come spring I'm going to check with them for another set.
    Sure wish I could find some cheaper too.
     
  9. thebig450es

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    I found the $124 12x16.5 12 ply tire on ebay, has anyone had experience with those?
     
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    I bought my tires from my local heavy duty truck tire shop. They usually have to order them. Sorry I dont remember what I paid for them, this was a few years ago and since them I bought a track machine. But knowing me, this was the cheapest tires I could find
    Good Luck
     
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    What the listing?
    Any brand name?
     
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    whatever you buy get them foam filled! Ride is a little rougher but it is worth it in the long run. Plus you can run them untill the rubber falls off
     
  13. thebig450es

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    whats the going rate for foam, the place i went to wants 300 a tire

    Just search on ebay skid steer tire and the listing comes up
     
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    The last tires I had foamed were the front tires for a 420D, which are similar in size to skid tires. It was over a year ago and I think I paid $150 per tire. Several years ago I had the tires foamed on my Gradall telehandler and it was around $300 per but that is a much bigger tire than a skid.
     
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    I can see $150 filling the tires, any foams a do it yourself type?
     
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    I've been reading about this foaming the tires thing for a while now. Gonna have to have a serious look at doing this ....... the last skid I had I retired the 1st set with about 50% left ....Damn biased plys once they get cut up the cords begin to rott ..... anyone out there have any experience with Michelin radials ? ... as I understand it they are the only manufacturer of radials. ...... the profile looks exactly like the Bobcat severe duty's, and the tread is deeper too, also they can run less air pressure and maintain the same carrying cap plus a better ride and traction ?? ...so they say
     
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    Well those carlisle ultra guards are $295 a tire
     
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    As nice as they look I think I will stay with my 8 ply for less than half that much money. Although with all that tread depth and 12 ply maybe they would last more than twice as long. Who knows:beatsme
     
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    I found 12plys for 165 shipped on ebay. Didn't get a make or model which concerns me...could be really cheaply made. I could almost by 2 set for one set of ultra guards
     
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    I'd be interested in DIY foam too.