Solid Skid Steer Tires vs. Segmented Solid Tires
Companies often debate whether they should select solid skid steer tires versus segmented solid tires. Our experts break down the differences between the two.
If your construction company is looking to replace the tires on your heavy equipment, you’re likely debating between solid skid steer tires and segmented solid tires. Both are suitable for various applications, but there are some factors to keep in mind when choosing between the two tires. We put together a guide to help you better understand the difference between solid skid steer tires and segmented solid tires.
Segmented solid tires
While solid tires are solid pieces of rubber, segmented solid tires have sections of solid rubber. Each section, however, is vulnerable to damage, as it's common for sections to begin separating and items to become caught in between segments. If sections separate, you can replace a single segment, but then you’ll have to grind down the replaced section to match the rest of the tire. If you over or under grind the section, you will experience hopping. Although an operator can repair segmented tires themselves, these aren’t hassle-free, and there’s a better alternative––solid rubber tires.
McLaren’s Nu-Air® solid rubber tires are the best tires you can buy for your skid steers. All our solid tires are flat-proof and optimized for maximum performance. Additionally, our solid tires feature our proprietary three-layer Semi-Pneumatic Technology™. The Semi-Pneumatic Technology™ comes with shock-absorbing relief holes that combine the comfort of pneumatic tires with the unsurpassed durability of McLaren’s solid rubber tires. Plus, our solid tires also have specially designed treads that will increase productivity.
If you’re still debating between solid skid steer tires vs. segmented solid tires, consider investing in McLaren’s solid skid loader tires. Due to our tires’ unmatched quality and durability, you won’t experience flats, which commonly cause companies to pause projects or lose business. Additionally, we understand that price can be a huge factor when contemplating tire replacements for your machines. We’re happy to say we have the most competitive prices on the market. If you’re ready to upgrade to industry-leading tires, contact McLaren Industries today. Our team has extensive industry experience, thus, we understand exactly what you need for your specific application.
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