Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Akron, OH
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in Akron many times. You know your scraper tires from your sprayer 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. Either way, the folks at Firestone Commercial get it.
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. His dream was realized by 1950 when you'd be hard pressed to find a tractor that didn't roll 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! Learn more about Firestone's large inventory of farm tires and tracks below, and contact your nearest Ohio Firestone Commercial dealer for ag tire availability in Akron.
Farm Tires to Support the Akron Growing Season
During key seasons of the year, flotation tires can really support growers. 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 delivers stability and traction on soft ground, but without harming the area being driven on. Flotation tires are ideal for getting better flotation and less soil compaction from planting to fieldwork, 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 Akron, you can enjoy equipment that rides smoother, floats better, and makes your job easier.
Proper irrigation is essential if you ever want to get to harvest season. 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 one of our best-sellers. It's crafted specially for linear and pivot irrigation systems. The non-directional tread pattern means you'll have stable traction when moving both forward and reverse. For mobile irrigation equipment, consider the Irrigation Special Tire. It features a strong nylon-cord body and Firestone's 23° tread for long wear and reliable traction. Whether your system floods, sprinkles, or drips, you'll see that we have the appropriate tires and wheels for your irrigation setup.
To safeguard your crop during the growing season, you rely on a little help from modern technology and your sprayer, the equipment 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. The Radial All Traction RC Tire is designed for this very thing. It's engineered 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 Akron, your local Firestone farm tire dealer has a variety of sprayer tires that deliver excellent lateral stability, ride comfort, and handling.
Ag Tires for Harvest Season in Akron
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 Akron, you can bring in the harvest, rain or shine. Firestone makes harvest tires for a range of soil types, equipment, and terrain. The Champion Spade Grip is one such tire. It features super tread for grip in mud and is especially good for sugar cane and rice 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 Akron
The correct tractor tires can vastly improve farming efficiencies. But old, worn tractor tires? They can be as troublesome as a new government mandate. Your Akron ag tire dealer has an inventory of Firestone tractor tires for sale, including tires for loaders, pullers, backhoes, 2WD, 4WD, and MFWD combines and tractors. Maximize your tractor's power with tractor tires that suit your field. Your Firestone ag tire dealer can help you find the best fit.
So many loggers turn to Firestone for forestry tires in Akron. Not all companies can see the forest for the trees, but 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 negotiate every day. Design features like deep skid depth give heavy-duty equipment maximum flotation on soft ground. Then there's our special Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) to safeguard against snags, tears, and cuts. Steep hill or wet forest, Firestone forestry tires are valuable assets for your operation. Contact a Firestone forestry tire dealer in Akron to learn more.
When you read, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and daisies. Think power and durability… and maybe a little flower power? Akron Firestone farm tire stores sell a variety of garden tires for small tractors, utility equipment, and mowers. From the Super All Traction II 23° Tire to the Flotation 23° G-1 Tire, Firestone garden tires are constructed with unique tread that allows for optimized flotation, ride comfort, and traction.
Whatever type of farmer you are, there's a farm implement tire to match. Firestone farm implement tires are designed to take on heavy loads and resist stubble damage while providing quality traction on- or off-road and limited soil compaction. Find your local Firestone ag tire dealer in Akron for farm implement tires for wagons, trailers, seeders, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
Does Firestone Sell Tire Tracks in Akron?
While shopping for farm tires, you might also hear about the benefits of using tire tracks in Akron. But first, you'll probably want to know: do tires or rubber tracks perform better when it comes to traction, fuel economy, soil compaction, and roading? The truth is, the answer varies. You can read more about it in the Tire Expert Center, Rubber Tracks vs. Tires, but what follows is a brief overview. Each system has its advantages. The system you choose for your Ohio farm will depend on your operation. Some farmers can benefit from a combo of tire tracks and tires.
Firestone Ag research has shown that in terms of fuel economy, a track system will consume 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. 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 variables influence the performance of conventional rubber tires and tire tracks. Both systems get the job done. It's a matter of getting the system that works for your field. A Firestone Ag expert or your local Akron Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose the right system for your farm.