More on Firestone Ag Tires for Sale in Traverse City, MI
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in Traverse City many times. You know your sprayer tires from your scraper tires. Your flotation tires from your high flotation tires. Or, maybe you're just beginning your journey toward becoming a farmer. 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 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. His dream was realized by 1950 when you'd be hard pressed to find a tractor that didn't roll 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. Keep reading to learn more about Firestone's selection of farm tires and tracks, and contact your Michigan Firestone Commercial ag tire dealer for farm tire availability in Traverse City.
For the Growing Season: Farm Tires in Traverse City
Growers can increase efficiencies by running on flotation tires during certain seasons. Thanks to their wide footprint, flotation tires reduce soil compaction to help protect a field's yield. This type of farm tire provides traction and stability on soft surfaces, but without harming the surface being driven on. Flotation tires are perfect for getting less soil compaction and better flotation during spring planting, fieldwork, tillage, and harvest. They help keep heavy-duty farm vehicles off the ground in situations where other tires would dig in and damage the soil. With Firestone flotation tires in Traverse City, you can enjoy 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 closest Firestone farm tire dealer can help you buy for your soil type, irrigation method, and equipment. The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a popular choice. It's made for linear and pivot irrigation systems. The non-directional tread pattern allows for balanced traction whether you're moving forward or backward. Our Irrigation Special Tire is another top choice for mobile irrigation equipment. It has a robust nylon-cord body and Firestone's proven 23° tread for reliable traction and long wear. Whether your system drips, sprinkles, or floods, you'll find we have the right tires and wheels for your irrigation equipment.
To care for your plants from the beginning to end of the growing season, you turn to modern technology and your sprayer, the device that helps you apply fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to crops. Though self-propelled sprayers and fertilizers come in many sizes, sprayer tanks are becoming larger and larger. To stay current, modern 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 Traverse City Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that provide excellent ride comfort, handling, and lateral stability.
Traverse City 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 Firestone ag tire dealer in Traverse City, you can take in the harvest with ease. We sell harvest tires for a range of terrain, soil types, and equipment. Take the Champion Spade Grip Tire, for example. It has super deep tread for traction in mud and is especially well-suited for rice and sugar cane harvesting. There's also the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a stronger 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.
Compare More Types of Ag Tires for Sale in Traverse City
The proper tractor tires make running a farm easier. But old, worn tractor tires? They can be as burdensome as a dry, dry forecast. Your local ag tire dealer has a wide selection of tractor tires for sale in Traverse City, including tires for backhoes, loaders, and pullers, MFWD, 4WD, and 2WD tractors and combines. Get the most efficiency out of your tractor with the best tractor tires for your needs. Your Firestone ag tire dealer can help you identify the best match.
Loggers don't have to lose a minute of downtime with Firestone forestry tires in Traverse City. 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 forwarders, loggers, and skidders 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 prevent tears, cuts, and snags. Steep hill or wet forest, Firestone forestry tires give your operation the performance and value it needs. Contact a Traverse City Firestone forestry tire dealer to learn more.
When you see the words, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and daisies. Instead, think power and durability… and maybe some flower power! Traverse City Firestone farm tire dealers offer a variety of garden tires for utility equipment, mowers, and small tractors. From the Super All Traction II 23° Tire to the Flotation 23° G-1 Tire, Firestone garden tires are designed with special tread that allows for more flotation, ride comfort, and traction.
Whatever type of farmer you are, there's a farm implement tire to match. Firestone farm implement tires are engineered to resist stubble damage and handle heavy loads while providing minimal soil compaction and exceptional on- and off-road traction. Contact your Traverse City Firestone ag tire dealer for farm implement tires for trailers, seeders, wagons, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
Does Firestone Sell Tire Tracks in Traverse City?
When shopping for farm tires, you might also be interested in comparing tire tracks in Traverse City. But first, you need to know: do tires or rubber tracks perform better when it comes to soil compaction, roading, traction, and fuel economy? The truth is, the answer varies. 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 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. 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 factors can impact the performance of conventional rubber tires and tire tracks. Both systems farm hard. It's all about matching the system to your field conditions. A Traverse City farm tire dealer or local Firestone Ag expert can help you select the right system for your needs.