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perry

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After talking to 'sexton aircraft tires' in Atlanta about skid steer conversions, I really don't see a huge benefit, they cost $445 each including rim and they last no longer than regular skid steer tires?. A replacement tire is $209. They cannot be retreaded a second time.
Anyone know of a better deal....
 

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i just got 4 new tires (air) that are 12 ply but foreign for 125.00 each..if i understand what your asking, if so i can let you know the make, steve
 
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perry

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i just got 4 new tires (air) that are 12 ply but foreign for 125.00 each..if i understand what your asking, if so i can let you know the make, steve
xtreem, I buy tires around here for $90 each, I was just asking about aircraft tires that are cut for use on skidsteers. There suppose to be puncture proof, that's good but I was surprised thay don't wear better. Just looking for a better price...
 

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xtreem, I buy tires around here for $90 each, I was just asking about aircraft tires that are cut for use on skidsteers. There suppose to be puncture proof, that's good but I was surprised thay don't wear better. Just looking for a better price...
You get what you pay for ,cheap tires cheap results , look at the big picture , down time and flat repairs , Grandmother use to always say you can't make chicken salad when all you got is chicken shit ---- Perry , Who told you they can't recap them , I have sent trucks loads to be recapped at Commercial Tire and Rethreading , they charge $125 to recap the equivilant of a 10 x 16.5 , the procedure is different on the second cap , Toby Sexton uses a cold vulcanizing cap where as the rethreaders use a hot rethread , you can't run them down to the threads are exposed as at that point the second cap will let go sometimes if dirt is pushed into exposed threads , so it is best to have an inventory of used ones so a set is being recapped and ready when needed , they can put almost any thread you desire on the tire , if most of your work is o concrete you can have a highway thread , of loader lug , or what ever -------they are expensive the first time you buy them as you have to buy the rims , they very , very seldom go flat as they are either a 28 or 32 ply tire , the side walls are just as thick as the bottoms , there is a tube inside of them with a boot , the rims are bolt together split rims , so if you run tracks on top of them it is possible , but very rarely that it happens , if you do get a flat , which you will not even know it if it does happen cause the tire is so stiff that you would have to make a capacity lift to notice it , that "I" can split the rim with the tracks still together on the machine and change or patch the tube and reassemble in about 15 minutes max , using regular tires with tracks will eat you aive with down time and flat repairs , most tire companies here won't even take a track off of a machine to fix the tire , the rental companies like RSC etc procedure on a machine on rent to you with tracks is to have a mechanic come out , remove the track , wait for the tire guy to fit it , then reinstall , one or two adventures like that and the tires are paid for , the segment tires are very expensive to replace the segments and they do tear up , the foam fill I find is too much weight on the axle bearings and have caused early failures when acompanied with the weight of tracks , with floatation tires and tracks you can get numerous flats in the same day working in say a house demolishion , to me the Toby Sexton's / tracks is the best way to go , penny wise dollar foolish , time is money , just my .02 cents
 
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perry

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You get what you pay for ,cheap tires cheap results , look at the big picture , down time and flat repairs , Grandmother use to always say you can't make chicken salad when all you got is chicken shit ---- Perry , Who told you they can't recap them , I have sent trucks loads to be recapped at Commercial Tire and Rethreading , they charge $125 to recap the equivilant of a 10 x 16.5 , the procedure is different on the second cap , Toby Sexton uses a cold vulcanizing cap where as the rethreaders use a hot rethread , you can't run them down to the threads are exposed as at that point the second cap will let go sometimes if dirt is pushed into exposed threads , so it is best to have an inventory of used ones so a set is being recapped and ready when needed , they can put almost any thread you desire on the tire , if most of your work is o concrete you can have a highway thread , of loader lug , or what ever -------they are expensive the first time you buy them as you have to buy the rims , they very , very seldom go flat as they are either a 28 or 32 ply tire , the side walls are just as thick as the bottoms , there is a tube inside of them with a boot , the rims are bolt together split rims , so if you run tracks on top of them it is possible , but very rarely that it happens , if you do get a flat , which you will not even know it if it does happen cause the tire is so stiff that you would have to make a capacity lift to notice it , that "I" can split the rim with the tracks still together on the machine and change or patch the tube and reassemble in about 15 minutes max , using regular tires with tracks will eat you aive with down time and flat repairs , most tire companies here won't even take a track off of a machine to fix the tire , the rental companies like RSC etc procedure on a machine on rent to you with tracks is to have a mechanic come out , remove the track , wait for the tire guy to fit it , then reinstall , one or two adventures like that and the tires are paid for , the segment tires are very expensive to replace the segments and they do tear up , the foam fill I find is too much weight on the axle bearings and have caused early failures when acompanied with the weight of tracks , with floatation tires and tracks you can get numerous flats in the same day working in say a house demolishion , to me the Toby Sexton's / tracks is the best way to go , penny wise dollar foolish , time is money , just my .02 cents
One of the toby boys said they couldn't be retreaded.
 

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Does the sticky sealant that Bobcat sells really work, or has anyone here tried it?
I have tried it and it does seal up holes , they problem I have found with it was when you do need a tire repaired with a patch by the tire guy , the ones around here wouldn't fix it as they say it is too messy to fool with and the patch doesn't hold well once the slim has been installed in the tire
 

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I have tried it and it does seal up holes , they problem I have found with it was when you do need a tire repaired with a patch by the tire guy , the ones around here wouldn't fix it as they say it is too messy to fool with and the patch doesn't hold well once the slim has been installed in the tire
I had factory-installed Titan 2000HD's on my '05 New Holland LS185.b that came with the thick sticky self-sealing compound. Bobcat and Cat use the same stuff. I went for months in Katrina-land with re-rod, angle iron, nails, etc. puncturing the tires with the self-sealing stuff and not even knowing I had these special tires! What ruined my tires was steel through the side walls like water and gas pipe, broken cocktail table glass, TV screen glass, broken toliets and sinks, conduit, aluminum baseball bats, etc. I could not get the manufacturers to tell me what the compound was. So I made some calls and found out I could buy the stuff over-the-counter and install it myself! It is 2-part urethane. I mixed up a very small batch and it's identical to the tire mfg's. I have not taken my experimenting any further.But if you want to try it contact Northstar Polymers at 612 721-2911 and ask for Mr. Jun Sugiyama. Tell him that you need Product Codes PNC-153 and MPG-023. My 1-quart samples were free. They may charge you for it--I don't know. BTW, one of the New Holland Titan tires with the sealant in them sells for $460 plus tax.
 

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