Between tough weather, spinning wheels, poor conditions, and harsh turns, skid steer loaders are very tough on tires. We understand that replacing old worn-in tires is time-consuming and costly, however, being proactive with tire replacement can save you both time and money in the long run.

Here are our tips for deciding if it’s time to replace the tires on your Bobcat skid steer loader:

Uneven Wear:

It is very common if one set of your Bobcat skid steers loaders tires sets to wear down quicker than the other. If you notice this try rotating the worn-down tires, if the tires are too worn to rotate you will be operating the machine with mismatched tires. This will wear the tires down even more and will begin to put wear and tear on the machine itself. 

Tread Depth

This is the quickest and easiest way to identify if you need new tires. By monitoring the tread depth of your tires you will be able to regularly monitor them. Once the tire has worn through 80-85% of the original trend, replace the tire.


Inspecting your tires by looking at them is a great way to determine the status of your tires. Signs that your tires need to be replaced will be missing chunks, damaged tread, or cracking in the tire. It is also important to look for any cuts or puncture marks, both signs that your tires need to be replaced.

When to Consult a Professional?

If you are still unsure if your tires are ready to be replaced or not, consult the industry experts at Ciano Development. The Ciano Development team specializes in anything and everything related to Bobcat Skid Steer Loaders as it is our bread and butter specialty. Give us a call today and we will be able to tell you if your Bobcat’s tires are ready to get back to work or if it’s time to replace them. No matter what we offer a selection of Bobcat tires and are also here for any of your repair needs.

Contact Ciano Development For All Your Bobcat Skid Steer Loader Needs Today!

Do you work or live in the Greater Boston area and are looking to buy or rent a Bobcat Skid Steer Loader or are looking to get one repaired? Ciano Development is the premier one-stop for everything Bobcat related in the Greater Boston area. If you are interested in our products or services please feel free to give us a call at 617-957-8005 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to speaking with you regarding our same-day repair services.