Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Columbus, GA
Maybe you're a seasoned veteran when it comes to buying agriculture tires in Columbus. You know your spade grip tires form your guide grip tires. Your flotation tires from your high flotation tires. Or, maybe you're new to the market and looking for tires that help you work smarter, not harder. Firestone Commercial can help on both fronts (and in the back forty).
Firestone has been a leader in the farm tire market for a long time, ever since Harvey Firestone invented the pneumatic farm tire in 1932. 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. 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. Keep reading to learn more about Firestone's selection of farm tires and tracks, and contact your nearest Georgia Firestone Commercial dealer for ag tire availability in Columbus.
Farm Tires to Support the Columbus Growing Season
Growers can benefit from running on flotation tires during key seasons of the year. Flotation tires aim to decrease the damage done to a field's yield. They're made with a wider footprint to limit soil compaction. This special type of farm tire delivers stability and traction on soft ground, but without destroying 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. With flotation tires from Columbus Firestone Commercial, you can have equipment that rides smoother, floats better, and makes your job easier.
Proper irrigation is essential if you ever want to get to harvest season. 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 a top seller. It's made for linear and pivot irrigation systems. You'll enjoy balanced traction whether you're moving forward or reverse, all thanks to the non-directional tread pattern. For mobile irrigation equipment, consider the Irrigation Special Tire. It features Firestone's proven 23° tread and robust nylon-cord body for reliable traction and long wear. Whether your system floods, sprinkles, or drips, you'll find that we have the right irrigation tires and wheels for your setup.
To safeguard your crop during the growing season, you depend on modern farming technology and your sprayer, the device that helps you apply pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides. 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 stability and handling—at any speed. That's what the Radial All Traction RC Tire is made to do. It's engineered 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. that provide excellent lateral stability, ride comfort, and handling.
Columbus 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 Columbus ag tire dealer, you can harvest your crops with ease. We have 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 good for sugar cane and rice harvesting. Then there's the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a stronger carcass for remarkable field performance in cotton picker and grain cart applications. No matter the application, you can trust Firestone to help you farm harder than anyone else.
Explore Other Types of Ag Tires in Columbus
The right tractor tires can make farming more manageable. The wrong tractor tires? They can be as burdensome as a flat at five in the morning. Your local Firestone ag tire dealer has a full inventory of tractor tires for sale in Columbus, including tires for backhoes, loaders, and pullers, 4WD, 2WD, and MFWD combines and tractors. Improve your tractor's efficiency with the best tractor tires for your needs. Your nearby ag tire dealer can help you find the best fit.
So many loggers turn to Firestone for forestry tires in Columbus. Some companies can't see the forest through the trees. Firestone can. Big detail or small, our engineers see everything. They make forestry tires that can take on bulky loads and unstable terrain that skidders, forwarders, and loggers 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 deliver the value and performance your operation needs. Call your Columbus forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you read, "garden tire," don't think flowers and earthworms. Think power and durability… and maybe a little flower power? Firestone farm tire dealers in Columbus sell a variety of garden tires for utility equipment, mowers, and small tractors. From the Super Traction Duplex Tire to the Flotation 23° G-1 Tire, Firestone garden tires are designed with special tread that allows for more ride comfort, traction and flotation.
There are about as many types of farm implement tires as there types of farmers. Firestone farm implement tires are made to manage heavy loads and stop stubble damage while providing quality traction on- or off-road and limited soil compaction. Contact your Columbus Firestone ag tire dealer for farm implement tires for trailers, seeders, wagons, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
What About Tire Tracks in Columbus?
When shopping for farm tires, you might also be interested in comparing tire tracks in Columbus. But you're probably wondering: are rubber tracks better than tires when it comes to traction, fuel economy, soil compaction, and roading? The answer depends on a variety of 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 ups and downs. The system you choose for your Georgia farm will depend on your operation. You might even be able to benefit from 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. With the proper tire inflation, a tracked tractor and comparable wheeled tractor will consume 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 reality, many factors can impact the performance of tire tracks over traditional rubber tires and vice versa. Both systems work. It's all about matching the system to your field conditions. A Columbus farm tire dealer or local Firestone Ag expert can help you select the right system for your needs.