Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Richmond, VA
Maybe you know where to find all the deals on ag tires in Richmond. 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. Either way, the folks at Firestone Commercial get it.
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. Fast forward to 1950 and rubber tires were everywhere. Almost every farmer had installed rubber tires on their tractor. Harvey Firestone's legacy lives on in the Farm Tire Test Center, located on his original farmstead in Ohio. Explore Firestone's catalog of farm tracks and tires below, and call your local Firestone Commercial tire dealer for ag tire availability in Richmond, VA.
Farm Tires in Richmond: 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 delivers stability and traction on soft ground, but without harming the surface being driven on. Flotation tires are ideal for getting less soil compaction and better flotation from planting to fieldwork, 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 Richmond 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 closest Firestone farm tire dealer can help you buy for your soil type, irrigation method, and equipment. The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is one of our best-sellers. It's made for pivot and linear 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 floods, sprinkles, or drips, you'll find that we have the right irrigation tires and wheels for your setup.
To care for your plants from the beginning to end of the growing season, you turn to modern technology and your sprayer, the device that helps you apply pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides. 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 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. Your Richmond Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that provide superb handling, lateral stability, and ride comfort.
Farm Tires for Richmond's 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 Richmond, you can take in the harvest with ease. Firestone makes harvest tires for a range of soil types, equipment, and terrain. The Champion Spade Grip is one such tire. It features an extra-deep tread for traction in mud and is especially well-suited 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. Whatever field conditions you face, you can count on Firestone farm tires to face them with you.
Discover Other Types of Ag Tires for Sale in Richmond
The right tractor tires can make farming more manageable. The incorrect tractor tires? They can be as frustrating as a new government mandate. Your local ag tire dealer has a wide selection of tractor tires for sale in Richmond, including tires for loaders, pullers, backhoes, 2WD, 4WD, and MFWD combines and tractors. Improve your tractor's efficiency with the right tractor tires for your field. Your local ag tire dealer can help you find the right size and style.
Loggers don't have to lose a minute of downtime with Firestone forestry tires in Richmond. Some companies can't see the forest through 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 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. Call your Richmond forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you read, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and roses. Think power and durability… and maybe a little flower power? Richmond Firestone farm tire stores sell a variety of garden tires for utility equipment, mowers, and small tractors. From the Super All Traction II 23° Tire to the Turf and Field G2 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 exceptional on- and off-road traction and minimal soil compaction. Contact your Richmond Firestone ag tire dealer for farm implement tires for trailers, seeders, wagons, sprayers, manure spreaders, balers, and more.
Where to Buy Tire Tracks in Richmond
Even though you're shopping for farm tires, you may also be interested in looking at tire tracks in Richmond. But first, you need to know: are rubber tracks better than tires when it comes to soil compaction, roading, traction, and fuel economy? 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 best system for your Virginia farm will depend on your specific operation. You may find it helpful to use a combination of tire tracks and tires.
Firestone Ag research has shown that in terms of fuel economy, a track system will consume 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. All in all, many factors can impact the performance of conventional rubber tires and tire tracks. Both systems farm hard. It's all about matching the system to your field conditions. Your local Richmond Firestone farm tire dealer or Ag expert can help you choose between rubber tires and tracks.