Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Cortez, CO
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in Cortez many times. You know your scraper tires from your sprayer tires. Your flotation tires from your high flotation tires. Or, maybe you're just beginning your journey toward becoming a farmer. Firestone Commercial can help on both fronts (and in the back forty).
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 a farmer too, and he was always looking for ways to help his fellow growers. 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. 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! 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 Cortez, CO.
Farm Tires in Cortez: For the Growing Season
Growers can benefit from running on flotation tires during key seasons of the year. Flotation tires are designed with a wider footprint to help minimize soil compaction, which can damage a field's yield. This special type of farm tire provides traction and stability on soft surfaces, but without damaging the surface being driven on. Flotation tires are great for getting better flotation and less soil compaction from planting to fieldwork, tillage to harvest. They help keep heavy-duty farm vehicles off the ground in situations where other tires would dig in and damage the soil. Use Firestone flotation tires in Cortez for equipment that floats better, 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 equipment, soil type, and irrigation method. The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a top seller. It's crafted specially 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 drips, sprinkles, or floods, you'll find that we have the right irrigation tires and wheels for your 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 equipment that helps you apply pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides. Fertilizers and self-propelled sprayers come in a variety of sizes, with sprayer tanks becoming larger. To stay current, new sprayer tires must be designed for stable handling at any speed. That's what the Radial All Traction RC Tire is made to do. 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 only one of our many sprayer tires. Your Cortez Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that provide outstanding ride comfort, handling, and lateral stability.
Ag Tires for Harvest Season in Cortez
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 Cortez ag tire dealer, you can take in the harvest with ease. We sell harvest tires for a range of soil types, equipment, and terrain. For instance, there's the Champion Spade Grip Tire. It features an extra-deep tread for traction in mud and is particularly useful 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. We know you're outstanding in your field. Let Firestone help you stay there, with the right farm tires.
Compare More Types of Ag Tires for Sale in Cortez
The correct tractor tires can make farming more manageable. But old, worn tractor tires? They can be as troublesome as a dry, dry forecast. Your local ag tire dealer has a wide selection of tractor tires for sale in Cortez, including tires for loaders, pullers, backhoes, MFWD, 4WD, and 2WD tractors and combines. Get the most efficiency out of your tractor with the right tractor tires for your field. Your local ag tire dealer can help you find the right size and style.
Loggers don't have time to lose. With Firestone forestry tires in Cortez, 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 stand up to uncertain terrain and heavy loads that skidders, forwarders, and loggers traverse every day. Design features like massive tire width help vehicles work in previously inaccessible areas. Then there's our Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) protect against cuts, snags, and tears. Rocky hill or muddy swamp, Firestone forestry tires are valuable assets for your operation. Call your Cortez forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you read, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and roses. Think durability and power… and a little bit of flower power? Cortez Firestone farm tire dealers offer a variety of garden tires for utility equipment, mowers, and small tractors. From the Super Traction Duplex Tire to the Turf and Field G2 Tire, Firestone garden tires are designed with special tread that allows for more flotation, ride comfort, and traction.
Whatever type of farmer you are, there's a farm implement tire to match. Firestone farm implement tires are made to manage heavy loads and stop stubble damage while providing minimal soil compaction and exceptional on- and off-road traction. Find your local Firestone ag tire dealer in Cortez for farm implement tires for trailers, seeders, wagons, sprayers, manure spreaders, balers, and more.
Where to Buy Tire Tracks in Cortez
While shopping for farm tires, you might also hear about the benefits of using tire tracks in Cortez. But first, you need to know: how do tires and rubber tracks compare in terms of soil compaction, roading, traction, and fuel economy? 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 ups and downs. The best system for your Colorado farm will depend on your specific operation. You may find it helpful to use a combo of tire tracks and tires.
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. 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. 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. In reality, many factors can impact the performance of traditional rubber tires over tire tracks and vice versa. Both systems get the job done. It's all about matching the system to your field conditions. A Firestone Ag expert or your local Cortez Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose the right system for your farm.