Category Archives: Solid Tires

Get Vulcanized

Vulcanization is the process by which rubber is strengthened an hardened using heat and sulfur. The resulting product is far better suited for heavy duty jobs that can take a toll on weaker materials.

 

Today, vulcanized tires are all the rage. They allow your tires to last longer and your machines to work harder. That’s why compactequip.com has published a new article on the best and most innovative new vulcanized solutions for your compact equipment. From CTLs and skid steers to wheel loaders and mini dumpers, they’ve got you covered.

 

Head over to compactequip.com to read the full article today.

What are flat tires costing you? 

Downtime – it’s an ugly word for any contractor. And one of the most common causes of downtime for skid-steer owners is flat tires. In the September issue of Equipment Journal (http://www.equipmentjournal.com/), Canadian landscaping Oakridge Landscaping put a price on what a blown tire costs them.
According to the article “Choosing the right tires sends downtime costs on the run,”(http://www.equipmentjournal.com/Home/tabid/56/ArticleID/2360/Choosing-the-right-tires-sends-downtime-costs-on-the-run.aspx) Oakridge Landscaping’s president estimates a flat tire costs his company at least $680 every time a machine has a flat. That can really add up.
That’s why Oakridge Landscaping made the switch to solid tires on all their skid-steer loaders. Their crew went with the Camso SKS 793S and are pleased with its performance in all of their working environments.
MWE is one of the industry’s largest Camso skid-steer tire distributors and we also manufacturer our own solid tires for skid-steer loaders that are very popular among contractors. We can help you make the switch to solid tireshttp://www.tracksandtires.com/machines/skid-steer-tires/solid-tires/, and help you eliminate downtime, so you can keep on working and put more money in your pockets.
If you would like to read more about Oakridge Landscaping’s experience with making the switch to solid tires, you can read the complete article right here http://www.equipmentjournal.com/Home/tabid/56/ArticleID/2360/Choosing-the-right-tires-sends-downtime-costs-on-the-run.aspx.

Tracks or Tires: Which do you prefer? 

There’s a reason compact equipment manufacturers offer skid-steer loader and compact track loaders: Different jobs call for different machines. While skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders seem interchangeable in size and versatility, their differences stand out in ground conditions. Tracks are generally always going to give you better flotation in wet and muddy conditions. Tires are always going wear better on hard surfaces.

So, which do you prefer and why?
If you need a little validation for your decision, check out this story from Grading & Excavation Contractor (http://foresternetwork.com/daily/construction/construction-equipment/wheels-vs-tracks-the-debate-over-compact-loaders-part-i/) on the subject. The article contains the expert opinions from manufacturers including Bobcat, Terex, Caterpillar, Takeuchi and others.
If you ask us, this debate is a good start, but we also believe it’s not enough to just talk about tracks vs. tires. The style of track or tire on your equipment is equally important.
We can help you get the most out of the equipment you own by pairing with the right tracks or tires for your specific working conditions.

Understanding the True Cost of Compact Equipment Tires

When you’re in the market for a new set of tires for your skid steer loader, backhoe, telehandler or wheel loader, you need to consider a lot more than just the initial purchase price.
According to a reason article in Construction Business Owner (http://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/equipment/equipment-management/june-2016-whats-true-cost-your-tires), “The basic measure of a tire is its total cost of ownership (TCO), which incorporates a wide range of variables. Some of these variables may include the purchase price of the tire, the tire’s length of service and how well it keeps your machine moving on the jobsite.”
The author encourages contractors to consider where and how their equipment operates and to not simply select the cheapest tire. After all, time is money, many people that go with the cheapest tire options will often second guess that decision when their tires do not perform well or last as long as they should.
When you need help selecting the right tires for your equipment, give us a call (http://www.tracksandtires.com/contact-us/) or check out our website (http://www.tracksandtires.com/) MWE sells the widest range of compact equipment tires from manufacturers like Camso, Titan, ATG and MWE. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will make sure you get get the best return-on-your-TIRE-investment.
Also, be sure to check out “What’s the True Cost of Your Tires?” (http://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/equipment/equipment-management/june-2016-whats-true-cost-your-tires), on Construction Business Owner’s website.

Maximizing Your Finances

Managing your company’s cash flow and operating margins is important in today’s competitive construction and demolition industry. According to a recent article in Construction & Demolition Recycling (http://www.cdrecycler.com/article/a-new-way-to-look-at-equipment-financing/), contractors should be reassessing their finances on a regular basis, starting with reexamining the way they finance equipment purchases and by investing in quality wearable items like equipment tires.
According to our General Sales Manager, Greg Hawthorne, who contributed to the article, “Tires can impact a piece of equipment’s ability to perform different applications and environments, the ride comfort of an operator and the overall costs associated with ownership.”
You can find  “A new way to look at equipment financing” (http://www.cdrecycler.com/article/a-new-way-to-look-at-equipment-financing/) in Construction & Demolition Recycling’s July issue or on its website.
And, let us know if you need any help selecting the right tires or tracks to maximize your finances.