When it comes to demolition jobs, most people perhaps imagine the massive excavators, equipped with powerful attachment that can tear down any structures. However, skid steer loaders can often be seen on demolition sites as well, especially on projects of smaller scale, where the large equipment is not a practical choice. The problem here is that anything with pneumatic tires will unfortunately not last too long on such jobsite. So skid steer loaders with regular pneumatic tires would not be a proper choice for a demolition site, due to the large amounts of debris that result from the demolition work. Otherwise the demolition contractor would spend too much time and resources dealing with flat tires and immobilized equipment. Not a great scenario in the demolition business, where everything is on the clock.
The tire industry has developed various sold tire options to cope with the “flat tire” problem. However, due the nature of the demolition work, over time vibrations from the attachments are not only damaging to the machine itself, but also to the equipment operator. It is not uncommon for employees to cite back problems after spending a few hours in a skid steer with a hammer attachment.
McLaren Industries offers demolition companies the best of both worlds for the skid steer loaders in their fleets. The Nu-Air Tyre series of solid cushion tires can handle the abuse of any demo job, while at the same time provide a smooth air-cushioned ride. As result the contractor can use their equipment efficiently, relying on a full day flat-free and operator safe demolition operation.
For those contractors who also utilize compact excavators on a demolition site, McLaren has developed the Hybrid series steer tracks with bolt-on rubber pads. They can fit on hundreds of rubber tracks excavators without changing any undercarriage parts. You get strength of steel with the benefits of rubber all in one easy to install package.