Tire replacement is the largest single operating expense for skid steer fleets, and a significant maintenance cost for most of the mobile equipment in scrap yards, transfer stations and recycling facilities. Putting new rubber on skid steer loaders, telehandlers and forklifts can be expensive – and even more so for larger machines such as wheel loaders and wheeled excavators and material handlers.
It makes sense then, as a recycler, to be sure you’re choosing the right tires to get the best return on your investment. Choices include numerous makes and models of pneumatic tires, solid rubber tires and foam-filled tires. Increasingly, for many users a solid rubber tire solution is a popular way to go. But according to David Fleischhauer of Camoplast Solideal, global manufacturers of tires and tracks for off-the road mobility solutions, there are a number of factors to consider before buying.