COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 29, 2002) — Holt Cat, a western Ohio Caterpillar heavy equipment and power systems dealer, has joined forces with Columbus-based Mr. Tire and Sparks Commercial Tire in Findlay, Ohio, to sell and service Cat-branded skid-steer tires.
“We are proud of our general service capabilities, but we do not have a core competency in tire service, so we are collaborating with companies who are tire service experts, in order to best serve our customers,” said Gary Steele, product support sales manager for Holt Cat.
Mr. Tire will be responsible for the greater Columbus area, including Mansfield, Marion, Delaware and Lancaster. Sparks Commercial Tire will serve the Toledo, Lima, Findlay, Dayton and Cincinnati areas, Mr. Steele said.
The Caterpillar skid steer line has been available since 1998 and comes standard on all models of Cat skid steer loaders, according to Holt Cat. The Cat-brand tires are designed to perform on other manufacturers' machines, as well, and include the Cat Low Sidewall (LSW) tires made by Titan International Inc., the company said.