Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Tigard, OR
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in Tigard many times. You know your scraper tires from your sprayer tires. Your bias tires from your radial tires. Or, maybe you're looking for tires for a new piece of equipment. Either way, you can turn to Firestone Commercial for help.
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. 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. 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 nearest Oregon Firestone Commercial dealer for ag tire availability in Tigard.
Farm Tires to Support the Tigard Growing Season
Growers can increase efficiencies by running on flotation tires during certain seasons. Flotation tires aim to decrease the damage done to a field's yield. They're made with a wider footprint to limit soil compaction. This type of farm tire delivers stability and traction on soft ground, but without damaging 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 keep heavy-duty farm vehicles off the ground in situations where other tires would dig in and damage the soil. Use Firestone flotation tires in Tigard for equipment that floats better, rides smoother
If you want to get to harvest season, you better get your irrigation system fixed up right. The irrigation professionals at your local Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose the right irrigation tire The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a popular choice. It's made for pivot and linear irrigation systems. The non-directional tread pattern means you'll have stable traction when moving both forward and reverse. For mobile irrigation equipment, consider the Irrigation Special Tire. It features Firestone's proven 23° tread and robust nylon-cord body for stable traction and wear. Whether your system floods, sprinkles, or drips, you'll find we have the right tires and wheels for your irrigation equipment.
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 herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers to crops. Though self-propelled sprayers and fertilizers come in many sizes, sprayer tanks are becoming larger and larger. To stay current, 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 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. that deliver outstanding handling, lateral stability, and ride comfort.
Tigard 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 Tigard, you can harvest your crops with ease. We sell harvest tires for a range of terrain, soil types, and equipment. For instance, there's the Champion Spade Grip Tire. It has super 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 optimum 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.
Explore Other Types of Ag Tires in Tigard
The right tractor tires can make farming more manageable. The incorrect 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 Tigard, 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 nearby ag tire dealer can help you identify the best match.
Loggers don't have to lose a minute of downtime with Firestone forestry tires in Tigard. Not all companies can see the forest for the trees, but Firestone can. Big detail or small, our engineers see everything. They make forestry tires that can take on bulky loads and unstable terrain that skidders, forwarders, and loggers manage every day. Design features like deep skid depth give heavy-duty equipment maximum flotation on soft ground. Then there's our Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) protect against cuts, snags, and tears. Steep hill or wet forest, Firestone forestry tires deliver the value and performance your operation needs. Call your Tigard forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you hear, "garden tire," don't think flowers and earthworms. Think power and durability… and maybe a little flower power? Firestone farm tire dealers in Tigard sell a variety of garden tires for utility equipment, mowers, and small tractors. 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 minimal soil compaction and exceptional on- and off-road traction. Reach out to a Firestone ag tire store in Tigard for farm implement tires for wagons, trailers, seeders, manure spreaders, balers, sprayers, and more.
What About Tire Tracks in Tigard?
While shopping for farm tires, you might also hear about the benefits of using tire tracks in Tigard. But you're probably wondering: how do tires and rubber tracks compare in terms of traction, fuel economy, soil compaction, and roading? The answer to that question depends on a few factors. 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 its advantages. The system you choose for your Oregon farm will depend on your operation. You may find it helpful to use 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. But as long as proper tire inflation is maintained, a wheeled tractor and comparable tracked tractor will use about equal amounts 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 factors can impact the performance of conventional rubber tires and tire tracks. Both systems farm hard. It's a matter of getting the system that works for your field. Your local Tigard Firestone farm tire dealer or Ag expert can help you choose between rubber tires and tracks.