Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Independence, OR
Maybe you're a seasoned veteran when it comes to buying agriculture tires in Independence. You know your sprayer tires from your scraper tires. Your high flotation tires from your flotation tires. Or, maybe you're looking for tires for a new piece of equipment. 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. As a farmer himself, Firestone was always developing in ways to help growers solve problems. His goal was to get farm equipment off of metal wheels, which lacked ride comfort and traction. In other words, "Put the Farm on Rubber." Fast forward to 1950 and rubber tires were everywhere. Almost every farmer had installed rubber tires on their tractor. Firestone Commercial continues to advance farm tire technology at the Farm Tire Test Center, located on Harvey Firestone's original farmstead in Ohio. Learn more about Firestone's large inventory of farm tires and tracks below, and contact your nearest Oregon Firestone Commercial dealer for ag tire availability in Independence.
For the Growing Season: Farm Tires in Independence
Growers can benefit from running on flotation tires during key seasons of the year. Flotation tires are designed with a wider footprint to help minimize soil compaction, which can damage a field's yield. This special type of farm tire delivers stability and traction on soft ground, but without damaging the ground 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. Use Firestone flotation tires in Independence for equipment that floats better and rides smoother.
You can't get to harvest season without proper irrigation. The irrigation professionals 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 top seller. 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 Firestone's proven 23° tread and robust nylon-cord body for long wear and reliable traction. Whether your system sprinkles, drips, or floods, you'll see that we have the appropriate tires and wheels for your irrigation setup.
To care for your plants from the beginning to end of the growing season, you depend on modern farming technology and your sprayer, the equipment that helps you apply pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides. Fertilizers and self-propelled sprayers come in a variety of sizes, with sprayer tanks becoming larger. To keep up, new sprayer tires must be designed for handling and stability—at all speeds. That's what the Radial All Traction RC Tire is made to do. 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 only one of our many sprayer tires. In Independence, your local Firestone farm tire dealer has a variety of sprayer tires that provide superb ride comfort, handling, and lateral stability.
Independence 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 local ag tire dealer in Independence, you can bring in the harvest, rain or shine. Firestone makes harvest tires for a range of terrain, soil types, and equipment. Take the Champion Spade Grip Tire, for example. It features super tread for grip in mud and is especially well-suited for rice and sugar cane harvesting. Then there's the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a stronger carcass for optimum field performance in cotton picker and grain cart applications. No matter the application, you can trust Firestone to help you farm harder than anyone else.
Discover Other Types of Ag Tires for Sale in Independence
The right tractor tires can make farming more manageable. The wrong tractor tires? They can be as burdensome as a new government mandate. Your local Firestone ag tire dealer has a full inventory of tractor tires for sale in Independence, including tires for loaders, pullers, backhoes, MFWD, 4WD, and 2WD combines and tractors. Maximize your tractor's power with the best tractor tires for your needs. Your local ag tire dealer can help you identify the right size and style.
So many loggers turn to Firestone for forestry tires in Independence. While some other companies can't see the forest for the trees, Firestone can. Our engineers see everything—big and small. They make forestry tires that can take on bulky loads and unstable terrain that skidders, forwarders, and loggers manage every day. Features like 23° tread traction bars help heavy-duty vehicles access the inaccessible. Then there's our special Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) to protect against cuts, snags, and tears. Steep hill or wet forest, Firestone forestry tires give your operation the performance and value it needs. Call your Independence forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you see the words, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and roses. Think power and durability… and maybe a little flower power? Independence 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 designed with special tread that allows for more traction, flotation, and ride comfort.
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 minimal soil compaction and exceptional on- and off-road traction. Contact your Independence Firestone ag tire dealer for farm implement tires for wagons, trailers, seeders, sprayers, manure spreaders, balers, and more.
Where to Buy Tire Tracks in Independence
When shopping for farm tires, you might also be interested in comparing tire tracks in Independence. But you're probably wondering: do tires or rubber tracks perform better 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 has its advantages. The best system for your Oregon farm will depend on your specific operation. You may find it helpful to use a combo of tire tracks and tires.
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. 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. All in all, many variables influence the performance of tire tracks over traditional rubber tires and vice versa. Both systems farm hard. It's all about matching the system to your field conditions. A Firestone Ag expert or your local Independence Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose the right system for your farm.