Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Madras, OR
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in Madras many times. You know your spade grip tires form your guide grip tires. Your flotation tires from your high 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).
Firestone has been a leader in the farm tire market for a long time, ever since Harvey Firestone invented the pneumatic farm tire in 1932. 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. 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. 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 Madras.
Farm Tires in Madras: For the 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 special type of farm tire provides traction and stability on soft surfaces, but without harming the surface being driven on. Flotation tires are ideal for getting better flotation and less soil compaction during spring planting, fieldwork, tillage, and 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. Use Firestone flotation tires in Madras for equipment that floats better, rides smoother
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 the right irrigation tire The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a top seller. It's designed 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. The Irrigation Special Tire for mobile irrigation is just that—special. 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 find we have the right tires and wheels for your irrigation equipment.
To safeguard your crop during the growing season, you turn to modern technology and your sprayer, the machine that helps you apply herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers to crops. 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 stability and handling—at any speed. That's where the Radial All Traction RC Tire comes in. 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 just one of our sprayer tires. Your Madras Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that deliver outstanding ride comfort, handling, and lateral stability.
Madras Farm Tires for Harvest Season
Without the right equipment and tires, it's hard to reap what you sow—literally. But with harvest tires from your Firestone ag tire dealer in Madras, you can take in the harvest with ease. We have harvest tires for a range of equipment, terrain, and soil types. The Champion Spade Grip is one such tire. It features an extra-deep tread for traction in mud and is particularly useful for rice and sugar cane harvesting. Then there's the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a stronger carcass for noteworthy field performance in grain cart and cotton picker applications. Whatever field conditions you face, you can count on Firestone farm tires to face them with you.
Compare More Types of Ag Tires for Sale in Madras
The correct tractor tires can make farming more manageable. The incorrect tractor tires? They can be as frustrating as a dry, dry forecast. Your local Firestone ag tire dealer has a full inventory of tractor tires for sale in Madras, 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 nearby ag tire dealer can help you find the best match.
Loggers don't have time to lose. With Firestone forestry tires in Madras, 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 make forestry tires that can take on bulky loads and unstable terrain that forwarders, loggers, and skidders negotiate every day. Features like 23° tread traction bars help heavy-duty vehicles access the inaccessible. There's also our proprietary Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) which helps to protect against cuts, snags, and tears. Muddy swamp or rocky hill, Firestone forestry tires deliver the value and performance your operation needs. Call your Madras forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you see the words, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and roses. Think durability and power… and a little bit of flower power? Firestone farm tire dealers in Madras 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 designed with special tread that allows for more 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 designed to take on heavy loads and resist stubble damage while providing quality traction on- or off-road and limited soil compaction. Contact your Madras Firestone ag tire dealer for farm implement tires for trailers, seeders, wagons, manure spreaders, balers, sprayers, and more.
Does Firestone Sell Tire Tracks in Madras?
When shopping for farm tires, you might also be interested in comparing tire tracks in Madras. But first, you need to know: how do tires and rubber tracks compare in terms of 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 ups and downs. Your operation will dictate the system you choose for your Oregon farm. You may find it helpful to use a combination 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. 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 the end, many things can alter the performance of tire tracks over traditional rubber tires and vice versa. Both systems get the job done. It's a matter of getting the system that works for your field. A Madras farm tire dealer or local Firestone Ag expert can help you select the right system for your needs.