Shop Firestone Ag Tires in Benton Harbor, MI
Maybe you're a seasoned veteran when it comes to buying agriculture tires in Benton Harbor. You know your sprayer tires from your scraper tires. Your high flotation tires from your 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).
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. 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. 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! Learn more about Firestone's large inventory of farm tires and tracks below, and contact your Michigan Firestone Commercial ag tire dealer for farm tire availability in Benton Harbor.
Farm Tires to Support the Benton Harbor 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 provides traction and stability on soft surfaces, but without harming the area being driven on. Flotation tires are great for getting less soil compaction and better flotation during all phases of farming, from 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 Benton Harbor Firestone Commercial, you can have 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 specialists at your nearby Firestone farm tire dealer can help you select the best irrigation tire The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is one of our best-sellers. It's made for linear and pivot 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 a strong nylon-cord body and Firestone's 23° tread for stable traction and wear. Whether your system sprinkles, drips, or floods, you'll see that we have the appropriate tires and wheels for your irrigation setup.
To protect your crop through the growing season, you turn to modern technology and your sprayer, the device 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 stay current, new 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 designed to support the same load at lower pressure, or more load at the same pressure when compared to standard radials. But that's just one of our sprayer tires. Your Benton Harbor Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that provide superb ride comfort, handling, and lateral stability.
Ag Tires for Harvest Season in Benton Harbor
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 Benton Harbor, you can bring in the harvest, rain or shine. We have 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 particularly useful for sugar cane and rice harvesting. There's also the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a stronger carcass for remarkable field performance in cotton picker and grain cart applications. Whatever field conditions you face, you can count on Firestone farm tires to face them with you.
Compare More Types of Ag Tires for Sale in Benton Harbor
The right tractor tires can make running a farm easier. The wrong tractor tires? They can be as burdensome as a flat at five in the morning. Your local ag tire dealer has a wide selection of tractor tires for sale in Benton Harbor, including tires for backhoes, loaders, and pullers, 4WD, 2WD, and MFWD tractors and combines. Get the most efficiency out of your tractor with tractor tires that suit your field. Your nearby ag tire dealer can help you identify the right size and style.
So many loggers turn to Firestone for forestry tires in Benton Harbor. 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 loggers, skidders, and forwarders manage 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 deliver the value and performance your operation needs. Call your Benton Harbor 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? Benton Harbor Firestone farm tire dealers offer a variety of garden tires for utility equipment, mowers, and small tractors. From the Super Traction Duplex Tire to the Turf and Field G2 Tire, Firestone garden tires are constructed with unique tread that allows for optimized 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 made to manage heavy loads and stop stubble damage while providing quality traction on- or off-road and limited soil compaction. Reach out to a Firestone ag tire store in Benton Harbor for farm implement tires for trailers, seeders, wagons, sprayers, manure spreaders, balers, and more.
What About Tire Tracks in Benton Harbor?
When shopping for farm tires, you might also be interested in comparing tire tracks in Benton Harbor. But first, you need to know: are rubber tracks better than tires when it comes to traction, fuel economy, soil compaction, and roading? The truth is, the answer varies. Read all about it in the Tire Expert Center's Rubber Tracks vs. Tires. We'll also provide a short overview here. Each system comes with pros and cons. Your operation will dictate the system you choose for your Michigan farm. Some farmers can benefit from a combination 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. 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 tire tracks over traditional rubber tires and vice versa. Both systems get the job done. It's all about finding the system that works best for your field. A Benton Harbor farm tire dealer or local Firestone Ag expert can help you select the right system for your needs.