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Samson Tires
« on: August 01, 2013, 12:37:25 PM »
I hope I didn't make a mistake.  I have always ran firestone forestry specials on all my skidders. But at $7400 for two and $6400 for 2 primex I opted for Samson at $3900 for the pair.  They look good.  Now lets see how they hold up.  Has anyone tried them?
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Re: Samson Tires
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 07:43:02 PM »
I know the Primex ones didnt last half as good as the firestones did the rubber tore out in big chunks on a 230 timberjack. But I cant blame you at all for trying them its tuff to make a choice when nobody is doing great in the woods . Good luck  :)

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 02:41:24 PM »
Tires have more than doubled in price in the last 3 years. I really don't understand why? I know they blame it on the price of raw materials and labor(unions). They never seem to say a thing about the Golden Parachutes the CEO's get. $300 to $400 Million retirement packages. Outrageous salaries. Stock options. Expense accounts. Fancy corporate jets. Big yachts to cruise around in. All the other perks. This doesn't have a thing to do with the rising prices. Just the poor working man is costing to much. Someday it will all come falling down.

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Re: Samson Tires
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 04:45:26 PM »
I have been using Samson  on my Forklift   14.9 24 R4       for  two years and they have done well . I bought them for the same reason as you, price, did not know they had skidder tires. 

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Re: Samson Tires
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 07:08:11 PM »
The samsons don't hold up well under a large grapple, they seem to do well on a buncher

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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013, 09:47:28 AM »
If they hold up ok on the back of my 170 I will put 4of them on the buncher
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Re: Samson Tires
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013, 06:11:43 AM »
Got it right Hi-tech! Good luck w your new tires and the prices of running a biz is getting out of control!
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 08:09:35 PM »
Well they have been on for about 2 weeks now and pulled over 50 loads and they still look like the day i put them on.  now lets see how they look in a few months
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