Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Olympia, WA
Maybe you're a seasoned veteran when it comes to buying agriculture tires in Olympia. You know your sprayer tires from your scraper 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).
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 a farmer too, and he was always looking for ways to help his fellow growers. 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. 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 Olympia, WA.
Farm Tires to Support the Olympia 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 type of farm tire provides stability and traction on loose ground, but without harming the area being driven on. Flotation tires are great for getting less soil compaction and better flotation during all phases of farming, from tillage to harvest. They help raise heavy-duty farm equipment off the ground in conditions where other tires would "grip and rip" the soil. Use Firestone flotation tires in Olympia 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 closest Firestone farm tire dealer can help you buy the best irrigation tire The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is one of our best-sellers. It's crafted specially 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. The Irrigation Special Tire for mobile irrigation is just that—special. It has a robust nylon-cord body and Firestone's proven 23° tread for stable traction and wear. Whether your system drips, sprinkles, or floods, you'll find that we have the right irrigation tires and wheels for your setup.
To safeguard your crop during the growing season, you depend on modern farming technology and your sprayer, the equipment 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, modern sprayer tires must be designed for handling and stability—at all speeds. The Radial All Traction RC Tire is designed for this very thing. 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. Your Olympia Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that offer outstanding ride comfort, handling, and lateral stability.
Farm Tires for Olympia's Harvest Season
Without the right equipment and tires, it's hard to reap what you sow—literally. But with harvest tires from your Olympia ag tire dealer, you can take in the harvest with ease. We have 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 especially good for sugar cane and rice harvesting. There's also the Super All Traction HD Tire, which features a more durable carcass for remarkable field performance in cotton picker and grain cart 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 Olympia
The correct tractor tires can make farming more manageable. The wrong tractor tires? They can be as burdensome as a new government mandate. Your local ag tire dealer has a wide selection of tractor tires for sale in Olympia, including tires for backhoes, loaders, and pullers, 2WD, 4WD, and MFWD tractors and combines. 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 fit.
Loggers don't have time to lose. With Firestone forestry tires in Olympia, they don't have to. While some other companies can't see the forest for 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 skidders, forwarders, and loggers negotiate every day. Design features like deep skid depth give heavy-duty equipment maximum flotation on soft ground. Then there's our special Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) to protect against cuts, snags, and tears. Steep hill or wet forest, Firestone forestry tires are valuable assets for your operation. Contact a Olympia Firestone forestry tire dealer to learn more.
When you see the words, "garden tire," don't think flowers and earthworms. Think durability and power… and a little bit of flower power? Firestone farm tire dealers in Olympia 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 engineered with unique tread designs that allow for increased flotation, ride comfort, and traction.
Whatever type of farmer you are, there's a farm implement tire to match. 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 Olympia for farm implement tires for seeders, wagons, trailers, balers, sprayers, manure spreaders, and more.
What About Tire Tracks in Olympia?
While shopping for farm tires, you might also hear about the benefits of using tire tracks in Olympia. But first, you need to know: are rubber tracks better than tires when it comes to fuel economy, traction, roading, and soil compaction? The truth is, the answer varies. You can read more about it in the Tire Expert Center, Rubber Tracks vs. Tires, but what follows is a brief overview. Each system has ups and downs. The best system for your Washington farm will depend on your specific operation. Some farmers can benefit from 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. In terms of traction, our research has shown 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 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. A Firestone Ag expert or your local Olympia Firestone farm tire dealer can help you choose the right system for your farm.