Shop Firestone Ag Tires in Charleston, SC
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in Charleston many times. You know your scraper tires from your sprayer tires. Your bias tires from your radial 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).
Harvey Firestone invented the pneumatic farm tire in 1932, and it didn't take long for the Firestone name to become a leader in the ag tier market. As a farmer himself, Firestone was always developing in ways to help growers solve problems. He wanted to move farmers away from using metal wheels, which lacked traction and ride comfort, and "Put the Farm on Rubber," instead. By 1950, Firestone's dream was practically realized. Almost every tractor was rolling 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! Keep reading to learn more about Firestone's selection of farm tires and tracks, and call your local Firestone Commercial tire dealer for ag tire availability in Charleston, SC.
For the Growing Season: Farm Tires in Charleston
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 unique farm tire provides traction and stability on soft surfaces, but without destroying the area being driven on. Flotation tires are perfect for getting less soil compaction and better flotation 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. With flotation tires from Charleston Firestone Commercial, you can have equipment that floats better, rides smoother
You can't get to harvest season without proper irrigation. The irrigation specialists at your nearby Firestone farm tire dealer can help you select the best irrigation tire The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is one of our best-sellers. 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. Our Irrigation Special Tire is another top choice for mobile irrigation equipment. It features a strong nylon-cord body and Firestone's 23° tread for reliable traction and long wear. Whether your system sprinkles, drips, 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 rely on a little help from modern technology and your sprayer, the device 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, new sprayer tires must be designed for stable handling at any speed. That's where the Radial All Traction RC Tire comes in. 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 just one of our sprayer tires. In Charleston, your local Firestone farm tire dealer has a variety of sprayer tires that deliver outstanding handling, lateral stability, and ride comfort.
Ag Tires for Harvest Season in Charleston
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 Firestone ag tire dealer in Charleston, you can harvest your crops with ease. We sell harvest tires for a range of soil types, equipment, and terrain. For instance, there's the Champion Spade Grip Tire. It has super deep tread for traction in mud and is especially well-suited for sugar cane and rice 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. 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 Charleston
The correct tractor tires can make running a farm easier. The incorrect tractor tires? They can be as burdensome as a dry, dry forecast. Your Charleston ag tire dealer has an inventory of Firestone tractor tires for sale, including tires for loaders, pullers, backhoes, MFWD, 4WD, and 2WD combines and tractors. Improve your tractor's efficiency with the best tractor tires for your needs. Your Firestone ag tire dealer can help you choose the best match.
So many loggers turn to Firestone for forestry tires in Charleston. Some companies can't see the forest through the trees. Firestone can. Big detail or small, our engineers see everything. They make forestry tires that can take on bulky loads and unstable terrain that forwarders, loggers, and skidders manage every day. Design features like massive tire width help vehicles work in previously inaccessible areas. There's also our proprietary Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) which helps to safeguard against snags, tears, and cuts. Muddy swamp or rocky hill, Firestone forestry tires give your operation the performance and value it needs. Call your Charleston forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you hear, "garden tire," don't think flowers and earthworms. Instead, think power and durability… and maybe some flower power! Firestone farm tire dealers in Charleston 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 constructed with unique tread that allows for optimized flotation, ride comfort, and traction.
There are all types of farmers, and all types of farm implement tires to match. 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. Reach out to a Firestone ag tire store in Charleston for farm implement tires for seeders, wagons, trailers, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
Where to Buy Tire Tracks in Charleston
Even though you're shopping for farm tires, you may also be interested in looking at tire tracks in Charleston. But first, you need to know: do tires or rubber tracks perform better when it comes to fuel economy, traction, roading, and soil compaction? 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. The best system for your South Carolina farm will depend on your specific operation. Some farmers can benefit from a combination of tire tracks and tires.
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. In the end, many factors can impact the performance of traditional rubber tires over tire tracks and vice versa. Both systems get the job done. It's all about finding the system that works best for your field. A Firestone Ag expert or your local Charleston Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose the right system for your farm.