More on Firestone Ag Tires for Sale in West Chicago, IL
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in West Chicago many times. You know your scraper tires from your sprayer 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. Either way, you can turn to Firestone Commercial for help.
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 always looking for ways to help farmers. He was one, too. His goal was to get farm equipment off of metal wheels, which lacked ride comfort and traction. In other words, "Put the Farm on Rubber." Fast forward to 1950 and rubber tires were everywhere. Almost every farmer had installed rubber tires on their tractor. 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 contact your nearest Illinois Firestone Commercial dealer for ag tire availability in West Chicago.
Farm Tires to Support the West Chicago Growing Season
Growers can increase efficiencies by running on flotation tires during certain seasons. 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 type of farm tire provides stability and traction on loose ground, but without harming the surface being driven on. Flotation tires are perfect for getting better flotation and less soil compaction during all phases of farming, from tillage to 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. With Firestone flotation tires in West Chicago, you can enjoy equipment that rides smoother, floats better, and makes your job easier.
You can't get to harvest season without proper irrigation. The irrigation professionals 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 one of our best-sellers. It's made for pivot and linear 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 long wear and reliable traction. Whether your system drips, sprinkles, or floods, 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 machine that helps you apply fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to crops. While fertilizers and self-propelled sprayers come in all sizes, sprayer tanks are increasingly becoming larger. To stay current, modern 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 designed 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. In West Chicago, your local Firestone farm tire dealer has a variety of sprayer tires that offer excellent handling, lateral stability, and ride comfort.
Farm Tires for West Chicago's Harvest Season
Without the right equipment and tires, it's hard to reap what you sow—literally. But with harvest tires from your local ag tire dealer in West Chicago, you can take in the harvest with ease. We sell harvest tires for a range of soil types, equipment, and terrain. Take the Champion Spade Grip Tire, for example. It features an extra-deep tread for traction in mud and is especially good for rice and sugar cane harvesting. Then there's the Super All Traction HD Tire, which has a sturdier carcass for noteworthy 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.
Explore Other Types of Ag Tires in West Chicago
The proper tractor tires make running a farm easier. But old, worn tractor tires? They can be as troublesome as a dry, dry forecast. Your local Firestone ag tire dealer has a full inventory of tractor tires for sale in West Chicago, including tires for backhoes, loaders, and pullers, 2WD, 4WD, and MFWD combines and tractors. Get the most efficiency out of your tractor with tractor tires that suit your field. Your Firestone ag tire dealer can help you identify the right size and style.
Loggers don't have time to lose. With Firestone forestry tires in West Chicago, they don't have to. Not all companies can see the forest for the trees, but Firestone can. Big detail or small, our engineers see everything. They design forestry tires that can stand up to uncertain terrain and heavy loads that loggers, skidders, and forwarders negotiate 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 protect against cuts, snags, and tears. Muddy swamp or rocky hill, Firestone forestry tires give your operation the performance and value it needs. Contact a Firestone forestry tire dealer in West Chicago to learn more.
When you see the words, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and daisies. Think power and durability… and maybe a little flower power? West Chicago Firestone farm tire dealers offer 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 constructed with unique tread that allows for optimized 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 engineered to resist stubble damage and handle heavy loads while providing exceptional on- and off-road traction and minimal soil compaction. Contact your West Chicago Firestone ag tire dealer for farm implement tires for seeders, wagons, trailers, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
What About Tire Tracks in West Chicago?
Even though you're shopping for farm tires, you may also be interested in looking at tire tracks in West Chicago. 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 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 Illinois farm will depend on your 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. In the end, many variables influence the performance of conventional rubber tires and tire tracks. Both systems work. It's all about matching the system to your field conditions. Your local West Chicago Firestone farm tire dealer or Ag expert can help you choose between rubber tires and tracks.