More on Firestone Ag Tires for Sale in Ketchikan, AK
Maybe you're a seasoned veteran when it comes to buying agriculture tires in Ketchikan. You know your spade grip tires form your guide grip tires. Your bias tires from your radial tires. Or, maybe you're looking for tires for a new piece of equipment. Firestone Commercial can help on both fronts (and in the back forty).
Once Harvey Firestone invented the pneumatic farm tire in 1932, it didn't take him long to make a name for himself in the farm tire market. Firestone was always looking for ways to help farmers. He was one, too. He wanted to move farmers away from using metal wheels, which lacked traction and ride comfort, and "Put the Farm on Rubber," instead. By 1950, Firestone's dream was practically realized. Almost every tractor was rolling on rubber. Firestone Commercial continues to advance farm tire technology at the Farm Tire Test Center, located on Harvey Firestone's original farmstead in Ohio. Keep reading to learn more about Firestone's selection of farm tires and tracks, and call your local Firestone Commercial tire dealer for ag tire availability in Ketchikan, AK.
Farm Tires to Support the Ketchikan Growing Season
Growers can benefit from running on flotation tires during key seasons of the year. Thanks to their wide footprint, flotation tires reduce soil compaction to help protect a field's yield. This unique farm tire delivers stability and traction on soft ground, but without destroying the area being driven on. Flotation tires are perfect for getting better flotation and less soil compaction during all phases of farming, from tillage to harvest. Where other tires dig in and damage the soil, flotation tires don't. They keep heavy-duty farm tires up and off the ground. Use Firestone flotation tires in Ketchikan for equipment that floats better and rides smoother.
You can't get to harvest season without proper irrigation. The irrigation professionals at your nearby Firestone farm tire dealer can help you select for your irrigation method, equipment, and soil type. The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a popular choice. It's designed for pivot and linear irrigation systems. The non-directional tread pattern means you'll have stable traction when moving both forward and reverse. Our Irrigation Special Tire is another top choice for mobile irrigation equipment. It features a strong nylon-cord body and Firestone's 23° tread for reliable traction and long wear. Whether your system sprinkles, drips, or floods, you'll see that we have the appropriate tires and wheels for your irrigation setup.
To safeguard your crop during the growing season, you rely on a little help from modern technology and your sprayer, the machine that helps you apply fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to crops. Fertilizers and self-propelled sprayers come in a variety of sizes, with sprayer tanks becoming larger. To keep up, modern sprayer tires must be designed for stability and handling—at any speed. That's where the Radial All Traction RC Tire comes in. It's crafted to support the same load at lower pressure, or more load at the same pressure when compared to standard radials. But that's one of many exceptional Firestone sprayer tires. Your Ketchikan Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that deliver excellent lateral stability, ride comfort, and handling.
Ketchikan Farm Tires for Harvest Season
It's hard to bring in the fruits (or veggies or grains) of your labor when your machines aren't equipped with the right tires. But with harvest tires from your Ketchikan ag tire dealer, you can take in the harvest with ease. We have harvest tires for a range of equipment, terrain, and soil types. The Champion Spade Grip is one such tire. It has super deep tread for traction in mud and is especially well-suited for sugar cane and rice harvesting. There's also the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a stronger carcass for noteworthy field performance in cotton picker and grain cart applications. Whatever field conditions you face, you can count on Firestone farm tires to face them with you.
Explore Other Types of Ag Tires in Ketchikan
The proper tractor tires vastly improve farming efficiencies. The incorrect tractor tires? They can be as frustrating as a flat at five in the morning. Your local Firestone ag tire dealer has a full inventory of tractor tires for sale in Ketchikan, including tires for loaders, pullers, backhoes, 4WD, 2WD, and MFWD combines and tractors. Improve your tractor's efficiency with the best tractor tires for your needs. Your local ag tire dealer can help you find the best match.
So many loggers turn to Firestone for forestry tires in Ketchikan. Some companies can't see the forest through the trees. Firestone can. Our engineers see everything—big and small. They make forestry tires that can take on bulky loads and unstable terrain that loggers, skidders, and forwarders negotiate every day. Design features like massive tire width help vehicles work in previously inaccessible areas. There's also our proprietary Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) which helps to protect against cuts, snags, and tears. Steep hill or wet forest, Firestone forestry tires are valuable assets for your operation. Call your Ketchikan forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you see the words, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and daisies. Think durability and power… and a little bit of flower power? Firestone farm tire dealers in Ketchikan sell a variety of garden tires for mowers, small tractors, and utility equipment. From the Super Traction Duplex Tire to the Turf and Field G2 Tire, Firestone garden tires are constructed with unique tread that allows for optimized ride comfort, traction and flotation.
Whatever type of farmer you are, there's a farm implement tire to match. Firestone farm implement tires are designed to take on heavy loads and resist stubble damage while providing exceptional on- and off-road traction and minimal soil compaction. Reach out to a Firestone ag tire store in Ketchikan for farm implement tires for trailers, seeders, wagons, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
What About Tire Tracks in Ketchikan?
Even though you're shopping for farm tires, you may also be interested in looking at tire tracks in Ketchikan. But first, you'll probably want to know: are rubber tracks better than tires when it comes to fuel economy, traction, roading, and soil compaction? The answer to that question depends on a few factors. You can read more about it in the Tire Expert Center, Rubber Tracks vs. Tires, but what follows is a brief overview. Each system has its advantages. The system you choose for your Alaska farm will depend on your operation. You may find it helpful to use a combination of tire tracks and tires.
Firestone Ag research has shown that in terms of fuel economy, a track system will consume more fuel since it takes more horsepower to rotate the track. The correct tire inflation can make all the difference, though. With the right tire pressure, a tracked tractor and a comparable wheeled tractor will employ about the same amount of fuel. For traction, our research has found that track systems perform better than wheeled systems at 0 - 3% slip. Increase slip to 5 - 9% and wheeled systems prove more efficient. In the end, many factors can impact the performance of tire tracks over traditional rubber tires and vice versa. Both systems get the job done. It's all about matching the system to your field conditions. A Ketchikan farm tire dealer or local Firestone Ag expert can help you select the right system for your needs.