Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Skippers, VA
Maybe you come from a long line of farmers like Harvey Firestone did, and you've shopped for agriculture tires in Skippers 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 "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 Virginia Firestone Commercial dealer for ag tire availability in Skippers.
Farm Tires to Support the Skippers Growing Season
Growers can benefit from running on flotation tires during key seasons of the year. 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 special type of farm tire provides traction and stability on soft surfaces, but without destroying the surface being driven on. Flotation tires are ideal for getting better flotation and less soil compaction from planting to fieldwork, tillage to 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. Use Firestone flotation tires in Skippers for equipment that rides smoother, floats better, and makes your job easier.
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 for your irrigation method, equipment, and soil type. The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is one of our best-sellers. It's designed for pivot and linear irrigation systems. The non-directional tread pattern means you'll have stable traction when moving both forward and reverse. 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 floods, sprinkles, or drips, you'll see that we have the appropriate tires and wheels for your irrigation setup.
To care for your plants from the beginning to end of the growing season, you depend on modern farming technology and your sprayer, the device that helps you apply pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides. 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 made for handling and stability—at all speeds. That's what the Radial All Traction RC Tire is made to do. 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 only one of our many sprayer tires. In Skippers, your local Firestone farm tire dealer has a variety of sprayer tires that deliver superb lateral stability, ride comfort, and handling.
Farm Tires for Skippers's 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 Skippers, you can take in the harvest 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 features an extra-deep tread for traction in mud and is particularly useful for rice and sugar cane harvesting. There's also the Super All Traction HD Tire, which has a sturdier carcass for noteworthy field performance in grain cart and cotton picker applications. No matter the application, you can trust Firestone to help you farm harder than anyone else.
Discover Other Types of Ag Tires for Sale in Skippers
The right tractor tires can vastly improve farming efficiencies. But old, worn tractor tires? They can be as burdensome as a dry, dry forecast. Your local Firestone ag tire dealer has a full inventory of tractor tires for sale in Skippers, including tires for backhoes, loaders, and pullers, MFWD, 4WD, and 2WD combines and tractors. Get the most efficiency out of your tractor with tractor tires that suit your field. Your local ag tire dealer can help you choose the best match.
Loggers don't have to lose a minute of downtime with Firestone forestry tires in Skippers. Not all companies can see the forest for the trees, but Firestone can. Big detail or small, our engineers see everything. They design forestry tires that can stand up to uncertain terrain and heavy loads that skidders, forwarders, and loggers traverse 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. Steep hill or wet forest, Firestone forestry tires deliver the value and performance your operation needs. Call your Skippers forestry tire dealer for more information.
When you hear, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and daisies. Instead, think power and durability… and maybe some flower power! Firestone farm tire dealers in Skippers sell a variety of garden tires for mowers, small tractors, and utility equipment. From the Super All Traction II 23° Tire to the Flotation 23° G-1 Tire, Firestone garden tires are engineered with unique tread designs that allow for increased flotation, ride comfort, and traction.
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 minimal soil compaction and exceptional on- and off-road traction. Find your local Firestone ag tire dealer in Skippers for farm implement tires for wagons, trailers, seeders, manure spreaders, balers, sprayers, and more.
What About Tire Tracks in Skippers?
Even though you're shopping for farm tires, you may also be interested in looking at tire tracks in Skippers. But you're probably wondering: do tires or rubber tracks perform better when it comes to 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. The system you choose for your Virginia farm will depend on your operation. Some farmers can benefit from a combo 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 reality, many things can alter the performance of conventional rubber tires and tire tracks. Both systems work. It's all about matching the system to your field conditions. Your local Skippers Firestone farm tire dealer or Ag expert can help you choose between rubber tires and tracks.