Best Skid Steer Tire Option for Waste Transfer Stations

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Some work sites are much more demanding than others.

Harsh ground conditions may damage a skid steer tire beyond repair, especially when the wrong type of tire is used in such operations.

Waste transfer stations usually feature hard, abrasive surfaces – surfaces that may wear out certain types of tires.

The skid steer tires are constantly operating on concrete which causes tires to wear out quickly. Over time, it can lead to chunking and stress cracking.

Compound all of this with the possibility of sharp-edged waste materials puncturing the tires, and you realize how critical it is to pick the right tire for skid steer operations in waste transfer stations, a tire that will be able to withstand the abrasiveness of a waste transfer station’s hard surface.

Air-Filled (Pneumatic), Foam-Filled or Solid Tires for Waste Transfer Stations?


When it comes to skid steer tires, you have three main options: air-filled or pneumatic, foam-filled and solid skid steer tires.

As we mentioned, for skid steer operations in waste transfer stations, you need a tire that isn’t easily punctured by sharp debris. This eliminates air-filled tires which, when punctured, go flat and need to be repaired or replaced.

This leads to machine downtime, wasted productivity and increasing operating costs.

Foam-filled tires don’t go flat, due to the polyurethane foam that is used to fill up the inner tube of the tires. The question is, do they offer the highest possible performance on hard, abrasive surfaces, such as that found in waste transfer stations?

Foam-filled tires, while offering protection from flats, are not the most resilient tires for waste transfer station surfaces.

Tire life is shorter as foam-filled tires do not have the layers of tough, durable rubber that solid tires do that allows them to withstand the brutal environment of a waste transfer station.

Solid skid steer tires are the best tires for waste transfer stations.

Though costlier than air-filled and foam-filled tires, solid tires outlast both tires and are 100% flat-proof and puncture-resistant.

They are also better at supporting heavy loads without damaging as a result of stress cracking. Solid tires continue to perform even when cutting because they are solid rubber all the way through.

The Best Type of Solid Tire for Waste Transfer Stations

There are different types of solid tires, each specially manufactured to match specific job site requirements and terrains.

Some solid tires fare better in off-road applications – like dirt, mud, and sand – while others are specifically designed for improved surfaces or on-road applications. Solid tires vary in tread depth, lug pattern, quality, and other attributes. It is important to keep this in mind before purchasing solid tires for waste transfer operations.

Smooth (Hard Surface) Solid Tires are the tires best suited for waste transfer surfaces. These tires allow more rubber to ground contact area which decreases the wear of the tires and gives them a long service life.

Monster Tires’ Smooth Solid Tires for Waste Transfer Stations

Monster Tires’ Smooth Solid Skid Steer Tires are specially engineered for severe applications like waste transfer stations, scrap yards, and demolition sites.

These tires are extremely durable, made from layers of tough rubber compounds. They are puncture-resistant and provide 100% flat protection.

Smooth solid tires feature a rigid structure but also have multiple holes on their sidewalls for shock absorption, providing a comfortable ride for operators. They are lug-less (hence the “smooth”) to offer maximum rubber-to-ground surface area contact to minimize tire wear. Smooth solid tires provide 3 to 4 times longer wear than pneumatic tires.
For more information about our smooth solid tires, contact us.