Shop Firestone Ag Tires in Bloomington, IL
Maybe you're a seasoned veteran when it comes to buying agriculture tires in Bloomington. You know your spade grip tires form your guide grip 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).
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 "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. Harvey Firestone's legacy lives on in the Farm Tire Test Center, located on his original farmstead in Ohio. Explore Firestone's catalog of farm tracks and tires below, and call your local Firestone Commercial tire dealer for ag tire availability in Bloomington, IL.
Farm Tires in Bloomington: For the 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 damaging the ground being driven on. Flotation tires are perfect for getting better flotation and less soil compaction during spring planting, fieldwork, tillage, and 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 Bloomington for equipment that floats better and rides smoother.
If you want to get to harvest season, you better get your irrigation system fixed up right. The irrigation experts at your closest Firestone farm tire dealer can help you buy for your irrigation method, equipment, and soil type. The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a top seller. It's made 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 Firestone's proven 23° tread and robust nylon-cord body 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 protect your crop through the growing season, you depend on modern farming technology and your sprayer, the equipment that helps you apply pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides. Though self-propelled sprayers and fertilizers come in many sizes, sprayer tanks are becoming larger and larger. To keep pace, 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 Bloomington Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that offer excellent lateral stability, ride comfort, and handling.
Bloomington Farm Tires for Harvest Season
Without the right equipment and tires, it's hard to reap what you sow—literally. But with harvest tires from your Firestone ag tire dealer in Bloomington, you can harvest your crops with ease. We have harvest tires for a range of terrain, soil types, and equipment. 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. There's also the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a more durable carcass for remarkable field performance in grain cart and cotton picker applications. No matter the application, you can trust Firestone to help you farm harder than anyone else.
Discover Other Types of Ag Tires for Sale in Bloomington
The right tractor tires can vastly improve farming efficiencies. The incorrect tractor tires? They can be as troublesome as a new government mandate. Your local Firestone ag tire dealer has a full inventory of tractor tires for sale in Bloomington, including tires for pullers, backhoes, loaders, MFWD, 4WD, and 2WD tractors and combines. Maximize your tractor's power with the best tractor tires for your needs. Your nearby ag tire dealer can help you choose the best fit.
So many loggers turn to Firestone for forestry tires in Bloomington. Not all companies can see the forest for the trees, but Firestone can. Our engineers see it all. They design forestry tires that can handle the heavy loads and uncertain terrain that skidders, forwarders, and loggers negotiate every day. Features like 23° tread traction bars help heavy-duty vehicles access the inaccessible. Then there's our Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) protect against cuts, snags, and tears. Rocky hill or muddy swamp, Firestone forestry tires deliver the value and performance your operation needs. Contact a Firestone forestry tire dealer in Bloomington to learn more.
When you read, "garden tire," don't think flowers and earthworms. Think durability and power… and a little bit of flower power? Bloomington Firestone farm tire stores 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 constructed with unique tread that allows for optimized traction, flotation, and ride comfort.
There are all types of farmers, and all types of farm implement tires 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 Bloomington for farm implement tires for trailers, seeders, wagons, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
Where to Buy Tire Tracks in Bloomington
Even though you're shopping for farm tires, you may also be interested in looking at tire tracks in Bloomington. But you're probably wondering: 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 comes with pros and cons. The best system for your Illinois farm will depend on your specific operation. You might even be able to benefit from a combo 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. 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 things can alter 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 Firestone Ag expert or your local Bloomington Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose the right system for your farm.