Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Eckville, AB
Maybe you know where to find all the deals on ag tires in Eckville. You know your spade grip tires form your guide grip tires. Your bias tires from your radial tires. Or, maybe you're just beginning your journey toward becoming a farmer. Either way, the folks at Firestone Commercial get it.
Harvey Firestone invented the pneumatic farm tire in 1932, and it didn't take long for the Firestone name to become a leader in the ag tier market. Firestone was always looking for ways to help farmers. He was one, too. He wanted to "Put the Farm on Rubber" and get farm equipment off of metal wheels, which lacked traction and ride comfort. Fast forward to 1950 and rubber tires were everywhere. Almost every farmer had installed rubber tires on their tractor. Today, Harvey Firestone's original Ohio farmstead is still in use. It's home to the Firestone Farm Tire Test Center, where farm tire tech continues to develop! Explore Firestone's catalog of farm tracks and tires below, and contact your Alberta Firestone Commercial ag tire dealer for farm tire availability in Eckville.
Farm Tires in Eckville: For the 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 type of farm tire delivers stability and traction on soft ground, but without damaging the ground being driven on. Flotation tires are great for getting less soil compaction and better flotation from planting to fieldwork, tillage to harvest. They help raise heavy-duty farm equipment off the ground in conditions where other tires would "grip and rip" the soil. Use Firestone flotation tires in Eckville for equipment that floats better and rides smoother.
You can't get to harvest season without proper irrigation. The irrigation specialists at your local Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose for your irrigation method, equipment, and soil type. The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is one of our best-sellers. 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. For mobile irrigation equipment, consider the Irrigation Special Tire. It features a strong nylon-cord body and Firestone's 23° tread for reliable traction and long wear. Whether your system drips, sprinkles, or floods, you'll see that we have the appropriate tires and wheels for your irrigation setup.
To care for your plants from the beginning to end of the growing season, you rely on a little help from modern technology and your sprayer, the machine that helps you apply herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers to crops. While fertilizers and self-propelled sprayers come in all sizes, sprayer tanks are increasingly becoming larger. To keep up, modern sprayer tires must be designed for stable handling at any speed. That's where the Radial All Traction RC Tire comes in. It's designed 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 Eckville Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that deliver superb lateral stability, ride comfort, and handling.
Farm Tires for Eckville's Harvest Season
Does harvest season make you feel like a chicken running around with its head cut off? You probably don't have the right equipment and tires. But with harvest tires from your local ag tire dealer in Eckville, you can take in the harvest with ease. Firestone makes harvest tires for a range of terrain, soil types, and equipment. For instance, there's the Champion Spade Grip Tire. It features an extra-deep tread for traction in mud and is especially well-suited for rice and sugar cane harvesting. There's also the Super All Traction HD Tire, which has a sturdier carcass for remarkable 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.
Discover Other Types of Ag Tires for Sale in Eckville
The proper tractor tires vastly improve farming efficiencies. But old, worn tractor tires? They can be as burdensome as a dry, dry forecast. Your local Firestone ag tire dealer has a full inventory of tractor tires for sale in Eckville, including tires for loaders, pullers, backhoes, MFWD, 4WD, and 2WD tractors and combines. Improve your tractor's efficiency with the best tractor tires for your needs. Your Firestone ag tire dealer can help you identify the right size and style.
Loggers don't have time to lose. With Firestone forestry tires in Eckville, they don't have to. Not all companies can see the forest for the trees, but Firestone can. Our engineers see everything—big and small. They design forestry tires that can handle the heavy loads and uncertain terrain that skidders, forwarders, and loggers manage every day. Features like 23° tread traction bars help heavy-duty vehicles access the inaccessible. Then there's our special Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) to prevent tears, cuts, and snags. Rocky hill or muddy swamp, Firestone forestry tires deliver the value and performance your operation needs. Call your Eckville forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you hear, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and daisies. Think power and durability… and maybe a little flower power? Eckville Firestone farm tire dealers offer a variety of garden tires for mowers, small tractors, and utility equipment. From the Super Traction Duplex Tire to the Flotation 23° G-1 Tire, Firestone garden tires are constructed with unique tread that allows for optimized ride comfort, traction and flotation.
There are all types of farmers, and all types of farm implement tires to match. Firestone farm implement tires are made to manage heavy loads and stop stubble damage while providing exceptional on- and off-road traction and minimal soil compaction. Find your local Firestone ag tire dealer in Eckville for farm implement tires for seeders, wagons, trailers, manure spreaders, balers, sprayers, and more.
What About Tire Tracks in Eckville?
Even though you're shopping for farm tires, you may also be interested in looking at tire tracks in Eckville. But you're probably wondering: do tires or rubber tracks perform better when it comes to fuel economy, traction, roading, and soil compaction? The answer to that question depends on a few factors. You can read all about Rubber Tracks vs. Tires in the Tire Expert Center, but we'll provide a brief overview here, too. Each system has its advantages. The system you choose for your Alberta farm will depend on your operation. You may find it helpful to use a combination of tires and tire tracks.
In terms of fuel economy, Firestone Ag research has found that a track system will eat up more fuel since it requires more horsepower to rotate the track. With the proper tire inflation, a tracked tractor and comparable wheeled tractor will consume about the same amount of fuel. And for traction, our research indicates that track systems perform better than wheeled systems at 0 - 3% slip. Increase slip to 5 - 9% and wheeled systems prove more efficient. All in all, many variables influence the performance of tire tracks over traditional rubber tires and vice versa. Both systems work. It's all about finding the system that works best for your field. Your local Eckville Firestone farm tire dealer or Ag expert can help you choose between rubber tires and tracks.