Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Bladenboro, NC
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in Bladenboro many times. You know your sprayer tires from your scraper tires. Your bias tires from your radial tires. Or, maybe you're just beginning your journey toward becoming a farmer. Either way, the folks at Firestone Commercial get it.
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. 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. 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 North Carolina Firestone Commercial ag tire dealer for farm tire availability in Bladenboro.
For the Growing Season: Farm Tires in Bladenboro
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 special type of farm tire provides stability and traction on loose ground, but without destroying the surface being driven on. Flotation tires are ideal for getting better flotation and less soil compaction 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 Bladenboro Firestone Commercial, you can have equipment that rides smoother, floats better, and makes your job easier.
If you want to get to harvest season, you better get your irrigation system fixed up right. The irrigation experts 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 crafted specially 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. 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 protect your crop through 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 keep pace, modern sprayer tires must be designed for handling and stability—at all speeds. The Radial All Traction RC Tire is designed for this very thing. 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 only one of our many sprayer tires. In Bladenboro, your local Firestone farm tire dealer has a variety of sprayer tires that offer excellent handling, lateral stability, and ride comfort.
Bladenboro Farm Tires for Harvest Season
Does harvest season make you feel like a chicken running around with its head cut off? You probably don't have the right equipment and tires. But with harvest tires from your local ag tire dealer in Bladenboro, you can bring in the harvest, rain or shine. We sell harvest tires for a range of terrain, soil types, and equipment. The Champion Spade Grip is one such tire. It has super deep tread for traction in mud and is especially well-suited for sugar cane and rice harvesting. Then there's the Super All Traction HD Tire, which has a sturdier carcass for optimum field performance in grain cart and cotton picker applications. No matter the application, you can trust Firestone to help you farm harder than anyone else.
Explore Other Types of Ag Tires in Bladenboro
The right tractor tires can make running a farm easier. But old, worn tractor tires? They can be as burdensome as a flat at five in the morning. Your Bladenboro ag tire dealer has an inventory of Firestone tractor tires for sale, including tires for pullers, backhoes, loaders, 2WD, 4WD, and MFWD tractors and combines. Get the most efficiency out of your tractor with the best tractor tires for your needs. Your local ag tire dealer can help you find the best match.
So many loggers turn to Firestone for forestry tires in Bladenboro. Not all companies can see the forest for the trees, but 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 massive tire width help vehicles work in previously inaccessible areas. Then there's our special Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) to prevent tears, cuts, and snags. Rocky hill or muddy swamp, Firestone forestry tires give your operation the performance and value it needs. Contact a Firestone forestry tire dealer in Bladenboro to learn more.
When you see the words, "garden tire," don't think flowers and earthworms. Think durability and power… and a little bit of flower power? Bladenboro 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 designed with special tread that allows for more traction, flotation, and ride comfort.
There are all types of farmers, and all types of farm implement tires to match. Firestone farm implement tires are made to manage heavy loads and stop stubble damage while providing exceptional on- and off-road traction and minimal soil compaction. Find your local Firestone ag tire dealer in Bladenboro for farm implement tires for seeders, wagons, trailers, manure spreaders, balers, sprayers, and more.
What About Tire Tracks in Bladenboro?
While shopping for farm tires, you might also hear about the benefits of using tire tracks in Bladenboro. But first, you need to know: do tires or rubber tracks perform better when it comes to traction, fuel economy, soil compaction, and roading? The answer depends on a variety of factors. You can read more about it in the Tire Expert Center, Rubber Tracks vs. Tires, but what follows is a brief overview. Each system comes with pros and cons. Your operation will dictate the system you choose for your North Carolina farm. You might even be able to benefit from a combination of tires and tire tracks.
Firestone Ag research has insight into your questions. With regards to fuel economy, our research has shown that a track system will use more fuel since it takes 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. In terms of traction, our research has shown 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 conventional rubber tires and tire tracks. Both systems work. It's all about matching the system to your field conditions. A Firestone Ag expert or your local Bladenboro Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose the right system for your farm.