Investing in Solid Skid Steer Tires Has Many Advantages Over Pneumatic Tires
Getting the job done right and on time are mutually exclusive goals in the construction industry.
As a result, meeting deadlines and delivering shoddy work is not an option.
It is a contractor’s responsibility to make sure that all of the pieces are in place (i.e. crews, materials, and equipment) to fulfil all of the terms of their agreements; this not only bodes well for their overall reputation and reliability, but it also helps to prevent cost overruns and perhaps even saves lives.
A punctured skid steer tyre is one of the most common problems that prevent contractors from meeting their job requirements.
With skid steer loaders, what seems like an easy fix is not always the case. These tyres can be more awkward and time-consuming to replace, and the work must often be done in locations/conditions where the service vehicle may have difficulty accessing the site.
There is a way to minimise these types of construction delays by using solid flat-proof skid steer tyres instead of pneumatic (air-filled) tyres.
When it comes to pneumatic tyres, they’re less expensive than solid skid steer tyres, but they’re prone to punctures and flats, which can lead to unexpected and expensive construction delays.
The result: Contractors should invest in solid or airless skid steer tyres for better long-term returns and more reliable performance on their construction sites.
For contractors, solid flat-proof tyres for Bobcat and other brands of skid steers offer a number of benefits, including:
- Decreased maintenance time
- Resistance to punctures
- Longer wear and tear
- There is a reduction in overall maintenance
- In a variety of settings
- Consider using it in more extreme circumstances
- A more stable machine (added weight)
A contractor’s bottom line will benefit from a small increase in the cost of solid flat-proof skid steer tyres.