Eterra PREMIUM 12" Wide Flat Proof Tires - aka Terra-Tires
Skid Steer Solutions is proud to introduce our latest flat proof tires for skid steer loaders. Branded under our Eterra label, these flat proof tires pick up where the others left off. Through updated design criteria and added rubber, we have improved the basic performance of these tires ten fold. The Solid Flex design uses a bonded tire to rim design which guarantees the tires will never separate from your wheel. This design allows the tires to be easily retreaded so you will get many years of service from them at a fraction of the cost of using air inflated tires.
What have we done to improve our tires?
We added rubber to the base of the tread and spaced the holes out wider so the tread is better supported. This additional support resists cracking between the holes and between the holes and the tread. This base has also been extended out under the tread. A larger support base means less weight per square inch being absorbed by the tread. The extra support helps you keep from tearing the edge of lugging off when running tracks.
Running tracks on skid steer flat proof tires.
We started in business as a track company. We have run skid steer loader flat proof tires on all sorts of over the tire track systems. What we did on our own tires, was to increase the side wall thickness so that the tracks rode with only a small amount of side to side slippage. This keeps the tracks from riding over and scratching your frame and also protects the side of the tread from being torn off by the edge of the track.
Our wheel size.
Our wheel size is similar to standard pneumatic wheels. This means that the area normally filled by your sidewall is filled with rubber. Our unique honey comb system gives the tires added cushioning. This cushioning effect has been engineered to have a similar feel to pneumatic tires. You get the best of both worlds. An air ride feel, but without the risk of a flat tire.
What has eTerra done to improve the quality and performance of our flat proof tires?
First, we added rubber under the tread and brought the sidewall out to support the base of the tread better. This also makes the tires run better with over the tire tracks which could actually pull the edge of the lugs off because of lack of support.
Second, we made the wheel the proper size and increased the thickness of the supporting base rubber. This makes the ride much smoother for both tired operations and over the tire track operations. The extra rubber also adds cushioning support to keep the tires from breaking down quickly.
Third, we have kept the price competitive with other manufacturers. This is not even fair! We all use the same synthetic materials and those materials cost the same. We use more of these raw materials and we craft them into a better design, yet we charge the same. When you are making comparisons, please note the extra weight due to the extra rubber used.
When you order this product, you will receive a quantity of 4 x 12" wide tires and four steel wheels. Please verify that you have 8 lug wheels. Most machines have 8 lugs, while some older machines use 6 lugs. Default order is 8 Lugs.
Features - Semi Pneumatic Flat Proof Tires:
No downtime due to flats, sidewall cuts, deflations
No wasted time and money repairing damaged tires (What does it cost you when your employees have to stop working to go and repair a flat tire?)
No tire pressure to pay attention to, as Terra-Tires are mainentance free.
No worries about damage from attachments • Shock absorption for a smooth ride for the operator and machine longevity.
Higher load capacity than standard pnuematic tires
Less weight than foam filled tires which means you use less horsepower to drive your wheels
Sidewall wear is completely eliminated
Resistant to cuts and snags
Weight rating - 9000 lbs. per tire
Weight of 4 tires - 1250 lbs.
With all of these features, how can you go wrong?
You are looking at the latest in tire technology. These are designed for users like us... and you. The upfront cost is no longer a concern with us. We need to get our machine to the job and get it done and then get paid. Neither of us can afford the downtime that it costs when we get flat tires. It makes us look bad in the customer's eyes and costs us money and time. But most of all, it is just plain annoying.
Well, say goodbye to those terrible down times with Terra-Tires.
eTerra Skid Steer Loader Flat Proof Tires are for Bobcat, Caterpillar, Thomas, New Holland, John Deere, Case Bulldog, Daewoo, JCB, Mustang, Takeuchi, Komatsu, Shinheung, and Hyundai skid steer loaders using 8 lug wheels.