Shop Firestone Ag Tires in La Grande, OR
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in La Grande 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, you can turn to Firestone Commercial for help.
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 always looking for ways to help farmers. He was one, too. 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. Harvey Firestone's legacy lives on in the Farm Tire Test Center, located on his original farmstead in Ohio. Keep reading to learn more about Firestone's selection of farm tires and tracks, and contact your Oregon Firestone Commercial ag tire dealer for farm tire availability in La Grande.
Farm Tires in La Grande: For the Growing Season
During key seasons of the year, flotation tires can really support growers. Thanks to their wide footprint, flotation tires reduce soil compaction to help protect a field's yield. This type of farm tire provides stability and traction on loose ground, but without damaging the area being driven on. Flotation tires are great for getting less soil compaction and better flotation from planting to fieldwork, 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 Firestone flotation tires in La Grande, you can enjoy equipment that floats better and rides smoother.
Proper irrigation is essential if you ever want to get to harvest season. The irrigation experts at your closest Firestone farm tire dealer can help you buy the appropriate irrigation tire The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a popular choice. It's designed for pivot and linear irrigation systems. You'll enjoy balanced traction whether you're moving forward or reverse, all thanks to the non-directional tread pattern. For mobile irrigation equipment, consider the Irrigation Special Tire. It features a strong nylon-cord body and Firestone's 23° tread for stable traction and wear. Whether your system floods, sprinkles, or drips, 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 rely on a little help from modern technology and your sprayer, the machine that helps you apply herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers to crops. Though self-propelled sprayers and fertilizers come in many sizes, sprayer tanks are becoming larger and larger. To keep up, 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 only one of our many sprayer tires. Your La Grande Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that deliver outstanding ride comfort, handling, and lateral stability.
Farm Tires for La Grande's 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 La Grande, you can take in the harvest with ease. We have harvest tires for a range of equipment, terrain, and soil types. Take the Champion Spade Grip Tire, for example. It features an extra-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 has a sturdier carcass for optimum field performance in cotton picker and grain cart applications. Whatever field conditions you face, you can count on Firestone farm tires to face them with you.
Explore Other Types of Ag Tires in La Grande
The proper tractor tires make running a farm easier. The incorrect 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 La Grande, including tires for pullers, backhoes, loaders, 4WD, 2WD, and MFWD combines and tractors. Improve your tractor's efficiency with the best tractor tires for your needs. Your Firestone ag tire dealer can help you identify the best match.
Loggers don't have time to lose. With Firestone forestry tires in La Grande, they don't have to. While some other companies can't see the forest for the trees, Firestone can. Our engineers see everything—big and small. They design forestry tires that can handle the heavy loads and uncertain terrain that loggers, skidders, and forwarders negotiate 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 La Grande forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you read, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and daisies. Think power and durability… and maybe a little flower power? La Grande 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 constructed with unique tread that allows for optimized flotation, ride comfort, and traction.
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 quality traction on- or off-road and limited soil compaction. Find your local Firestone ag tire dealer in La Grande for farm implement tires for wagons, trailers, seeders, manure spreaders, balers, sprayers, and more.
Does Firestone Sell Tire Tracks in La Grande?
When shopping for farm tires, you might also be interested in comparing tire tracks in La Grande. But first, you'll probably want to know: do tires or rubber tracks perform better when it comes to soil compaction, roading, traction, and fuel economy? The answer to that question depends on a few 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 has ups and downs. The best system for your Oregon farm will depend on your specific operation. You might even be able to benefit from 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. The correct tire inflation can make all the difference, though. With the right tire pressure, a tracked tractor and a comparable wheeled tractor will employ about the same amount of fuel. For traction, our research has found 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 tire tracks over traditional rubber tires and vice versa. Both systems farm hard. It's a matter of getting the system that works for your field. Your local La Grande Firestone farm tire dealer or Ag expert can help you choose between rubber tires and tracks.