Shop Firestone Ag Tires in Alma, MI
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in Alma many times. You know your scraper tires from your sprayer tires. Your bias tires from your radial tires. Or, maybe you're looking for tires for a new piece of equipment. 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 a farmer too, and he was always looking for ways to help his fellow growers. He wanted to "Put the Farm on Rubber" and get farm equipment off of metal wheels, which lacked traction and ride comfort. By 1950, Firestone's dream was practically realized. Almost every tractor was rolling on rubber. Firestone Commercial continues to advance farm tire technology at the Farm Tire Test Center, located on Harvey Firestone's original farmstead in Ohio. Explore Firestone's catalog of farm tracks and tires below, and contact your nearest Michigan Firestone Commercial dealer for ag tire availability in Alma.
For the Growing Season: Farm Tires in Alma
Growers can increase efficiencies by running on flotation tires during certain seasons. Flotation tires are designed with a wider footprint to help minimize soil compaction, which can damage a field's yield. This special type of farm tire delivers stability and traction on soft ground, but without harming the area being driven on. Flotation tires are ideal for getting less soil compaction and better flotation 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. With flotation tires from Alma Firestone Commercial, you can have equipment that floats better, rides smoother
You can't get to harvest season without proper irrigation. The irrigation experts at your local Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose the appropriate irrigation tire The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a popular choice. It's designed 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. 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 floods, sprinkles, or drips, you'll see that we have the appropriate tires and wheels for your irrigation setup.
To care for your plants from the beginning to end of the growing season, you depend on modern farming technology and your sprayer, the device that helps you apply fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to crops. Fertilizers and self-propelled sprayers come in a variety of sizes, with sprayer tanks becoming larger. To keep pace, new sprayer tires must be designed for stable handling at any speed. That's where the Radial All Traction RC Tire comes in. 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 Alma, your local Firestone farm tire dealer has a variety of sprayer tires that offer superb lateral stability, ride comfort, and handling.
Alma 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 Alma ag tire dealer, you can harvest your crops with ease. Firestone makes harvest tires for a range of soil types, equipment, and terrain. For instance, there's the Champion Spade Grip Tire. It features super tread for grip in mud and is particularly useful for rice and sugar cane harvesting. There's also the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a more durable 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.
Discover Other Types of Ag Tires for Sale in Alma
The proper tractor tires vastly improve farming efficiencies. The incorrect tractor tires? They can be as frustrating as a flat at five in the morning. Your local Firestone ag tire dealer has a full inventory of tractor tires for sale in Alma, including tires for loaders, pullers, backhoes, 2WD, 4WD, and MFWD combines and tractors. Maximize your tractor's power with the best tractor tires for your needs. Your local ag tire dealer can help you find the best match.
Loggers don't have time to lose. With Firestone forestry tires in Alma, they don't have to. Some companies can't see the forest through the trees. Firestone can. Our engineers see everything—big and small. They design forestry tires that can stand up to uncertain terrain and heavy loads that skidders, forwarders, and loggers negotiate every day. Design features like massive tire width help vehicles work in previously inaccessible areas. Then there's our special Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) 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 Alma Firestone forestry tire dealer to learn more.
When you hear, "garden tire," don't think flowers and earthworms. Think power and durability… and maybe a little flower power? Alma Firestone farm tire dealers offer a variety of garden tires for mowers, small tractors, and utility equipment. 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 traction, flotation, and ride comfort.
Whatever type of farmer you are, there's a farm implement tire to match. Firestone farm implement tires are made to manage heavy loads and stop stubble damage while providing minimal soil compaction and exceptional on- and off-road traction. Find your local Firestone ag tire dealer in Alma for farm implement tires for seeders, wagons, trailers, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
Where to Buy Tire Tracks in Alma
Even though you're shopping for farm tires, you may also be interested in looking at tire tracks in Alma. But you're probably wondering: how do tires and rubber tracks compare in terms of 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 its advantages. Your operation will dictate the system you choose for your Michigan farm. Some farmers can 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 the end, many factors can impact the performance of tire tracks over traditional rubber tires and vice versa. Both systems get the job done. It's a matter of getting the system that works for your field. Your local Alma Firestone farm tire dealer or Ag expert can help you choose between rubber tires and tracks.