Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Tampa, FL
Maybe you know where to find all the deals on ag tires in Tampa. 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, you can turn to Firestone Commercial for help.
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 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. His dream was realized by 1950 when you'd be hard pressed to find a tractor that didn't roll on rubber. Harvey Firestone's legacy lives on in the Farm Tire Test Center, located on his original farmstead in Ohio. Learn more about Firestone's large inventory of farm tires and tracks below, and contact your nearest Florida Firestone Commercial dealer for ag tire availability in Tampa.
Farm Tires to Support the Tampa Growing Season
During key seasons of the year, flotation tires can really support growers. Flotation tires are designed with a wider footprint to help minimize soil compaction, which can damage a field's yield. This unique farm tire delivers stability and traction on soft ground, but without destroying the surface being driven on. Flotation tires are perfect 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. With Firestone flotation tires in Tampa, you can enjoy equipment that floats better and rides smoother.
Proper irrigation is essential if you ever want to get to harvest season. The irrigation experts 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 allows for balanced traction whether you're moving forward or backward. Our Irrigation Special Tire is another top choice for mobile irrigation equipment. It has a robust nylon-cord body and Firestone's proven 23° tread for stable traction and wear. Whether your system floods, sprinkles, or drips, you'll find we have the right tires and wheels for your irrigation equipment.
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 herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers to crops. While fertilizers and self-propelled sprayers come in all sizes, sprayer tanks are increasingly becoming larger. To keep pace, new sprayer tires must be designed for handling and stability—at all speeds. The Radial All Traction RC Tire is designed for this very thing. 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 only one of our many sprayer tires. In Tampa, your local Firestone farm tire dealer has a variety of sprayer tires that offer excellent handling, lateral stability, and ride comfort.
Farm Tires for Tampa'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 Tampa ag tire dealer, you can bring in the harvest, rain or shine. Firestone makes harvest tires for a range of equipment, terrain, and soil types. For instance, there's the Champion Spade Grip Tire. It has super deep tread for traction in mud and is especially well-suited for rice and sugar cane harvesting. Then there's the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a more durable 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.
Explore Other Types of Ag Tires in Tampa
The proper tractor tires make farming more manageable. But old, worn tractor tires? They can be as troublesome as a dry, dry forecast. Your Tampa ag tire dealer has an inventory of Firestone tractor tires for sale, including tires for loaders, pullers, backhoes, MFWD, 4WD, and 2WD combines and tractors. Get the most efficiency out of your tractor with the right tractor tires for your field. Your local ag tire dealer can help you choose the best fit.
Loggers don't have to lose a minute of downtime with Firestone forestry tires in Tampa. Not all companies can see the forest for the trees, but Firestone can. Our engineers see it all. They design forestry tires that can stand up to uncertain terrain and heavy loads that skidders, forwarders, and loggers traverse 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. Contact a Firestone forestry tire dealer in Tampa to learn more.
When you hear, "garden tire," don't think flowers and earthworms. Instead, think power and durability… and maybe some flower power! Firestone farm tire dealers in Tampa sell a variety of garden tires for small tractors, utility equipment, and mowers. From the Super All Traction II 23° Tire to the Turf and Field G2 Tire, Firestone garden tires are engineered with unique tread designs that allow for increased flotation, ride comfort, and traction.
Whatever type of farmer you are, there's a farm implement tire to match. Firestone farm implement tires are engineered to resist stubble damage and handle heavy loads while providing quality traction on- or off-road and limited soil compaction. Find your local Firestone ag tire dealer in Tampa for farm implement tires for trailers, seeders, wagons, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
Does Firestone Sell Tire Tracks in Tampa?
Even though you're shopping for farm tires, you may also be interested in looking at tire tracks in Tampa. But first, you'll probably want to know: 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 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 Florida farm will depend on your operation. You might even be able to benefit from a combo of tire tracks and tires.
Firestone Ag research has insight into your questions. With regards to fuel economy, our research has shown that a track system will use more fuel since it takes more horsepower to rotate the track. But as long as proper tire inflation is maintained, a wheeled tractor and comparable tracked tractor will use about equal amounts 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 the end, many variables influence the performance of traditional rubber tires over tire tracks and vice versa. Both systems farm hard. It's all about matching the system to your field conditions. A Tampa farm tire dealer or local Firestone Ag expert can help you select the right system for your needs.