Shop Firestone Ag Tires in Albany, OR
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in Albany many times. You know your scraper tires from your sprayer tires. Your high flotation tires from your flotation tires. Or, maybe you're just beginning your journey toward becoming a farmer. 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. Firestone was always looking for ways to help farmers. He was one, too. He wanted to "Put the Farm on Rubber" and get farm equipment off of metal wheels, which lacked traction and ride comfort. 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 Oregon Firestone Commercial ag tire dealer for farm tire availability in Albany.
Farm Tires to Support the Albany Growing Season
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 unique farm tire delivers stability and traction on soft ground, but without damaging the area being driven on. Flotation tires are ideal for getting less soil compaction and better flotation during all phases of farming, from tillage to harvest. They help keep heavy-duty farm vehicles off the ground in situations where other tires would dig in and damage the soil. With flotation tires from Albany Firestone Commercial, you can have equipment that floats better and rides smoother.
You can't get to harvest season without proper irrigation. The irrigation specialists at your nearby Firestone farm tire dealer can help you select for your irrigation method, equipment, and soil type. The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a popular choice. It's designed for linear and pivot irrigation systems. The non-directional tread pattern allows for balanced traction whether you're moving forward or backward. The Irrigation Special Tire for mobile irrigation is just that—special. It has a robust nylon-cord body and Firestone's proven 23° tread for stable traction and wear. Whether your system floods, sprinkles, or drips, you'll find that we have the right irrigation tires and wheels for your setup.
To safeguard your crop during the growing season, you turn to modern 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 made for handling and stability—at all speeds. That's what the Radial All Traction RC Tire is made to do. It's crafted 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. Your Albany Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that deliver outstanding handling, lateral stability, and ride comfort.
Ag Tires for Harvest Season in Albany
Without the right equipment and tires, it's hard to reap what you sow—literally. But with harvest tires from your Albany ag tire dealer, you can take in the harvest with ease. We sell harvest tires for a range of equipment, terrain, and soil types. For instance, there's the Champion Spade Grip Tire. It has super deep tread for traction in mud and is particularly useful for sugar cane and rice harvesting. Then there's the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a more durable 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 Albany
The correct 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 Firestone ag tire dealer has a full inventory of tractor tires for sale in Albany, including tires for loaders, pullers, backhoes, MFWD, 4WD, and 2WD combines and tractors. Improve your tractor's efficiency with tractor tires that suit your field. Your local ag tire dealer can help you choose the best fit.
Loggers don't have time to lose. With Firestone forestry tires in Albany, they don't have to. 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 skidders, forwarders, and loggers traverse 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 are valuable assets for your operation. Call your Albany forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you see the words, "garden tire," don't think flowers and earthworms. Instead, think power and durability… and maybe some flower power! Albany Firestone farm tire stores sell a variety of garden tires for mowers, small tractors, and utility equipment. From the Super All Traction II 23° Tire to the Flotation 23° G-1 Tire, Firestone garden tires are engineered with unique tread designs that allow for increased ride comfort, traction and flotation.
There are about as many types of farm implement tires as there types of farmers. Firestone farm implement tires are engineered to resist stubble damage and handle heavy loads while providing exceptional on- and off-road traction and minimal soil compaction. Contact your Albany Firestone ag tire dealer for farm implement tires for wagons, trailers, seeders, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
What About Tire Tracks in Albany?
While shopping for farm tires, you might also hear about the benefits of using tire tracks in Albany. But you're probably wondering: do tires or rubber tracks perform better when it comes to soil compaction, roading, traction, and fuel economy? The answer depends on a variety of factors. Read all about it in the Tire Expert Center's Rubber Tracks vs. Tires. We'll also provide a short overview here. Each system has its advantages. The system you choose for your Oregon farm will depend on your operation. You might even be able to 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. But as long as proper tire inflation is maintained, a wheeled tractor and comparable tracked tractor will use about equal amounts 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. In the end, many things can alter the performance of traditional rubber tires over tire tracks and vice versa. 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 Albany Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose the right system for your farm.