The Benefits of Over-The-Tire Skid Steer Tracks
One of the best upgrades that you can get for a skid steer loader with tires is over-the-tire skid steer tracks. From expanding the capabilities of your machine to increasing its revenue potential, there are numerous advantages that these versatile tracks offer. To learn about some of the most impactful benefits of over-the-tire skid steer tracks, continue reading.
Increased revenue potential
Perhaps the main benefit of investing in over-the-tire skid steer tracks is the increased revenue potential that they provide. Tired skid steer loaders have narrow limitations in what jobs they can complete. For example, if the conditions are wet at a jobsite due to rain or soil conditions, a tired skid steer likely won’t be able to perform the job, and you’ll lose out on revenue.
The inability to operate effectively in wet conditions can limit the number of jobs a skid steer can complete by 30 to 40 percent. By investing in over-the-tire tracks, your skid steer will be able to operate in wet weather and soil conditions, which will significantly increase its revenue potential. As such, despite the up-front investment that over-the-tire tracks require, the increased revenue potential that they provide often allows them to pay for themselves almost immediately.
Greater versatility of the skid steer
Investing in over-the-tire tracks also significantly increases the versatility of your skid steer. Unlike dedicated track loaders, OTT tracks give operators the freedom to switch from tires to tracks depending on the conditions of the jobsite.
For example, if the jobsite has a hard surface, you may want to opt for tires, which generally have a lower regular cost per hour than a tracked machine. However, if the jobsite is wet and tires aren’t suitable, you can add OTT tracks, allowing you to complete roughly 90 percent of the jobs as a dedicated track loader.
Enhanced value of the skid steer
The versatility of OTT tracks gives skid steers the potential to take on more jobs and generate more revenue, thus, immediately increasing the machine’s value. The impeccable value that OTT tracks provide is especially apparent when you consider that dedicated track loaders often cost around 40 percent more than a tired track loader. Despite being a much less expensive investment, over-the-tire tracks are still capable of completing most jobs that a track loader can accomplish. Thus, they offer exceptional value for their price.
McLaren’s over-the-tire skid steer track options
To decide which over-the-tire skid steer tracks best suit to your needs, take a look at McLaren’s options and their ideal applications.
- Rubber series: These rubber tracks can go on and off the road without damaging pavement, driveway, or other hard surfaces. When their pads wear out, you can easily replace them.
- Diamond series: These steel tracks offer great off-roading performance. However, they must move slowly over concrete pavement and other hard surfaces; otherwise, they might scratch, scar, or damage it.
- Magnum series: The magnum series is a steel-padded system that offers great traction. They are most useful in scrap yards or very wet areas. They provide exceptional tire protection for pneumatic or air tires, as the pad covers them and reduces the potential for punctures and flats.
McLaren Industries is the clear choice for quality OTT tires. We’ve been manufacturing and selling over-the-tire tracks for over two decades and have been the leader in rubber OTT tracks for over 15 years. As a testament to the value of our tracks, there are far more McLaren Industries rubber OTT tracks in use globally than all other manufacturers combined. To learn more about our exceptional over-the-tire tracks, contact us today at (800) 836-0040 or click here to request a quote..