Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Saluda, SC
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in Saluda many times. You know your spade grip tires form your guide grip 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. Firestone was always looking for ways to help farmers. He was one, too. 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." 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 contact your South Carolina Firestone Commercial ag tire dealer for farm tire availability in Saluda.
Farm Tires in Saluda: 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 damaging the ground being driven on. Flotation tires are great for getting better flotation and less soil compaction during spring planting, fieldwork, tillage, and harvest. They help keep heavy-duty farm vehicles off the ground in situations where other tires would dig in and damage the soil. With Firestone flotation tires in Saluda, you can enjoy equipment that floats better and rides smoother.
If you want to get to harvest season, you better get your irrigation system fixed up right. The irrigation specialists at your local Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose for your equipment, soil type, and irrigation method. The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a popular choice. 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. Our Irrigation Special Tire is another top choice for mobile irrigation equipment. It has a robust nylon-cord body and Firestone's proven 23° tread for reliable traction and long wear. Whether your system sprinkles, drips, or floods, you'll see that we have the appropriate tires and wheels for your irrigation setup.
To safeguard your crop during the growing season, you depend on modern farming technology and your sprayer, the machine that helps you apply fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to crops. Fertilizers and self-propelled sprayers come in a variety of sizes, with sprayer tanks becoming larger. To stay current, new sprayer tires must be made for handling and stability—at all speeds. 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 only one of our many sprayer tires. In Saluda, your local Firestone farm tire dealer has a variety of sprayer tires that provide superb ride comfort, handling, and lateral stability.
Saluda 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 Saluda ag tire dealer, you can bring in the harvest, rain or shine. Firestone makes 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 especially good for sugar cane and rice harvesting. Then there's the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a stronger 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 Saluda
The correct tractor tires can vastly improve farming efficiencies. 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 Saluda, including tires for pullers, backhoes, loaders, 4WD, 2WD, and MFWD combines and tractors. Maximize your tractor's power with the right tractor tires for your field. Your Firestone ag tire dealer can help you identify the best fit.
So many loggers turn to Firestone for forestry tires in Saluda. Some companies can't see the forest through the trees. 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 manage every day. Design features like massive tire width help vehicles work in previously inaccessible areas. Then there's our special Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) to prevent tears, cuts, and snags. Muddy swamp or rocky hill, Firestone forestry tires deliver the value and performance your operation needs. Contact a Firestone forestry tire dealer in Saluda to learn more.
When you read, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and daisies. Think durability and power… and a little bit of flower power? Saluda Firestone farm tire dealers offer a variety of garden tires for utility equipment, mowers, and small tractors. 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 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 engineered to resist stubble damage and handle heavy loads while providing exceptional on- and off-road traction and minimal soil compaction. Find your local Firestone ag tire dealer in Saluda for farm implement tires for seeders, wagons, trailers, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
Where to Buy Tire Tracks in Saluda
While shopping for farm tires, you might also hear about the benefits of using tire tracks in Saluda. But first, you'll probably want to know: how do tires and rubber tracks compare in terms of soil compaction, roading, traction, and fuel economy? 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 comes with pros and cons. Your operation will dictate the system you choose for your South Carolina 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. 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 variables influence the performance of tire tracks over traditional rubber tires and vice versa. Both systems work. It's all about matching the system to your field conditions. A Saluda farm tire dealer or local Firestone Ag expert can help you select the right system for your needs.