Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Salem, OR
Maybe you know where to find all the deals on ag tires in Salem. You know your scraper tires from your sprayer tires. Your flotation tires from your high flotation tires. Or, maybe you're new to the market and looking for tires that help you work smarter, not harder. Firestone Commercial can help on both fronts (and in the back forty).
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 a farmer too, and he was always looking for ways to help his fellow growers. 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. 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! Explore Firestone's catalog of farm tracks and tires below, and contact your nearest Oregon Firestone Commercial dealer for ag tire availability in Salem.
Farm Tires in Salem: For the Growing Season
During key seasons of the year, flotation tires can really support growers. 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 stability and traction on loose ground, but without harming the area being driven on. Flotation tires are great for getting better flotation and less soil compaction 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. With flotation tires from Salem Firestone Commercial, you can have 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 the right irrigation tire 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 features a strong nylon-cord body and Firestone's 23° tread for long wear and reliable traction. Whether your system drips, sprinkles, or floods, you'll find we have the right tires and wheels for your irrigation equipment.
To safeguard your crop during the growing season, you depend on modern farming technology and your sprayer, the equipment that helps you apply fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to crops. While fertilizers and self-propelled sprayers come in all sizes, sprayer tanks are increasingly becoming larger. To keep up, new sprayer tires must be designed for handling and stability—at all speeds. The Radial All Traction RC Tire is designed for this very thing. 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 only one of our many sprayer tires. that provide superb ride comfort, handling, and lateral stability.
Salem 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 Salem, you can harvest your crops with ease. We sell 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 particularly useful for rice and sugar cane harvesting. Then there's the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a more durable carcass for remarkable 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.
Explore Other Types of Ag Tires in Salem
The proper tractor tires make running a farm easier. The incorrect tractor tires? They can be as frustrating as a dry, dry forecast. Your Salem ag tire dealer has an inventory of Firestone tractor tires for sale, including tires for pullers, backhoes, loaders, MFWD, 4WD, and 2WD tractors and combines. Maximize your tractor's power with the right tractor tires for your field. Your local ag tire dealer can help you choose the right size and style.
So many loggers turn to Firestone for forestry tires in Salem. While some other companies can't see the forest for the trees, Firestone can. Big detail or small, our engineers see everything. They design forestry tires that can handle the heavy loads and uncertain terrain that loggers, skidders, and forwarders traverse every day. Design features like massive tire width help vehicles work in previously inaccessible areas. Then there's our Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) prevent tears, cuts, and snags. Rocky hill or muddy swamp, Firestone forestry tires give your operation the performance and value it needs. Call your Salem 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? Salem 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 Flotation 23° G-1 Tire, Firestone garden tires are constructed with unique tread that allows for optimized 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 Salem Firestone ag tire dealer for farm implement tires for wagons, trailers, seeders, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
Where to Buy Tire Tracks in Salem
While shopping for farm tires, you might also hear about the benefits of using tire tracks in Salem. 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. You can read all about Rubber Tracks vs. Tires in the Tire Expert Center, but we'll provide a brief overview here, too. Each system has ups and downs. The system you choose for your Oregon farm will depend on your operation. Some farmers can benefit from a combination of tires and tire tracks.
In terms of fuel economy, Firestone Ag research has found that a track system will eat up more fuel since it requires 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. All in all, many things can alter the performance of tire tracks over traditional rubber tires and vice versa. Both systems work. It's a matter of getting the system that works for your field. Your local Salem Firestone farm tire dealer or Ag expert can help you choose between rubber tires and tracks.