Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Kankakee, IL
Maybe you know where to find all the deals on ag tires in Kankakee. You know your spade grip tires form your guide grip tires. Your bias tires from your radial tires. Or, maybe you're new to the market and looking for tires that help you work smarter, not harder. 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. As a farmer himself, Firestone was always developing in ways to help growers solve problems. 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. 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 Illinois Firestone Commercial ag tire dealer for farm tire availability in Kankakee.
For the Growing Season: Farm Tires in Kankakee
During key seasons of the year, flotation tires can really support growers. 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 provides stability and traction on loose ground, but without destroying the area being driven on. Flotation tires are perfect for getting less soil compaction and better flotation during all phases of farming, from 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 flotation tires from Kankakee 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 soil type, irrigation method, and equipment. The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a top seller. 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. The Irrigation Special Tire for mobile irrigation is just that—special. It features Firestone's proven 23° tread and robust nylon-cord body for stable traction and wear. Whether your system sprinkles, drips, or floods, you'll find we have the right tires and wheels for your irrigation equipment.
To safeguard your crop during the growing season, you turn to modern technology and your sprayer, the machine that helps you apply herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers to crops. Though self-propelled sprayers and fertilizers come in many sizes, sprayer tanks are becoming larger and larger. To keep pace, modern sprayer tires must be designed for stability and handling—at any speed. That's where the Radial All Traction RC Tire comes in. 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 one of many exceptional Firestone sprayer tires. Your Kankakee Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that provide outstanding handling, lateral stability, and ride comfort.
Farm Tires for Kankakee's Harvest Season
Without the right equipment and tires, it's hard to reap what you sow—literally. But with harvest tires from your Kankakee ag tire dealer, you can bring in the harvest, rain or shine. We sell harvest tires for a range of soil types, equipment, and terrain. The Champion Spade Grip is one such tire. It has super deep tread for traction in mud and is especially good for rice and sugar cane harvesting. There's also the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a stronger carcass for optimum field performance in grain cart and cotton picker 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 Kankakee
The right tractor tires can make farming more manageable. The incorrect tractor tires? They can be as troublesome as a flat at five in the morning. Your local ag tire dealer has a wide selection of tractor tires for sale in Kankakee, including tires for backhoes, loaders, and pullers, 4WD, 2WD, and MFWD combines and tractors. Get the most efficiency out of your tractor with the right tractor tires for your field. Your nearby ag tire dealer can help you identify the best fit.
So many loggers turn to Firestone for forestry tires in Kankakee. Some companies can't see the forest through the trees. 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 traverse every day. Design features like deep skid depth give heavy-duty equipment maximum flotation on soft ground. There's also our proprietary Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) which helps to safeguard against snags, tears, and cuts. Steep hill or wet forest, Firestone forestry tires are valuable assets for your operation. Contact a Kankakee Firestone forestry tire dealer to learn more.
When you see the words, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and roses. Instead, think power and durability… and maybe some flower power! Kankakee Firestone farm tire stores sell a variety of garden tires for mowers, small tractors, and utility equipment. From the Super Traction Duplex 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.
There are about as many types of farm implement tires as there types of farmers. Firestone farm implement tires are designed to take on heavy loads and resist stubble damage while providing minimal soil compaction and exceptional on- and off-road traction. Reach out to a Firestone ag tire store in Kankakee for farm implement tires for wagons, trailers, seeders, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
What About Tire Tracks in Kankakee?
While shopping for farm tires, you might also hear about the benefits of using tire tracks in Kankakee. 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 truth is, the answer varies. 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 best system for your Illinois farm will depend on your specific 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. But as long as proper tire inflation is maintained, a wheeled tractor and comparable tracked tractor will use about equal amounts 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. 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 matching the system to your field conditions. Your local Kankakee Firestone farm tire dealer or Ag expert can help you choose between rubber tires and tracks.