Get to Know Firestone Ag Tires in Shelton, WA
Maybe you know where to find all the deals on ag tires in Shelton. You know your spade grip tires form your guide grip tires. Your high flotation tires from your flotation tires. Or, maybe you're just beginning your journey toward becoming a farmer. Either way, you can turn to Firestone Commercial for help.
Once Harvey Firestone invented the pneumatic farm tire in 1932, it didn't take him long to make a name for himself in the farm tire market. Firestone was always looking for ways to help farmers. He was one, too. He wanted to move farmers away from using metal wheels, which lacked traction and ride comfort, and "Put the Farm on Rubber," instead. 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 contact your nearest Washington Firestone Commercial dealer for ag tire availability in Shelton.
Farm Tires in Shelton: For the Growing Season
During key seasons of the year, flotation tires can really support growers. 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 stability and traction on loose ground, but without damaging the surface being driven on. Flotation tires are ideal for getting better flotation and less soil compaction during spring planting, fieldwork, tillage, and harvest. They help raise heavy-duty farm equipment off the ground in conditions where other tires would "grip and rip" the soil. With Firestone flotation tires in Shelton, 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 professionals at your nearby Firestone farm tire dealer can help you select for your equipment, soil type, and irrigation method. The Champion Hydro Non-Directional Tire is a popular choice. It's crafted specially for pivot and linear irrigation systems. The non-directional tread pattern allows for balanced traction whether you're moving forward or backward. 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 find we have the right tires and wheels for your irrigation equipment.
To care for your plants from the beginning to end of the growing season, you turn to modern technology and your sprayer, the machine 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 stay current, new sprayer tires must be designed for handling and stability—at all speeds. That's what the Radial All Traction RC Tire is made to do. It's designed 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. Your Shelton Firestone farm tire dealer has a catalog of sprayer tires that provide superb ride comfort, handling, and lateral stability.
Farm Tires for Shelton'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 Firestone ag tire dealer in Shelton, you can harvest your crops with ease. Firestone makes harvest tires for a range of equipment, terrain, and soil types. For instance, there's the Champion Spade Grip Tire. It has super deep tread for traction in mud and is especially well-suited 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.
Explore Other Types of Ag Tires in Shelton
The proper tractor tires vastly improve farming efficiencies. But old, worn tractor tires? They can be as frustrating as a new government mandate. Your Shelton ag tire dealer has an inventory of Firestone tractor tires for sale, including tires for pullers, backhoes, loaders, 2WD, 4WD, and MFWD tractors and combines. Improve your tractor's efficiency with the right tractor tires for your field. Your Firestone ag tire dealer can help you choose the right size and style.
Loggers don't have time to lose. With Firestone forestry tires in Shelton, they don't have to. 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 handle the heavy loads and uncertain terrain that skidders, forwarders, and loggers negotiate every day. Features like 23° tread traction bars help heavy-duty vehicles access the inaccessible. Then there's our special Cut Resistant Compound® (CRC) to protect against cuts, snags, and tears. Muddy swamp or rocky hill, Firestone forestry tires deliver the value and performance your operation needs. Contact a Firestone forestry tire dealer in Shelton to learn more.
When you see the words, "garden tire," don't think earthworms and daisies. Think durability and power… and a little bit of flower power? Firestone farm tire dealers in Shelton 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 engineered with unique tread designs that allow for increased ride comfort, traction and flotation.
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. Contact your Shelton Firestone ag tire dealer for farm implement tires for seeders, wagons, trailers, sprayers, manure spreaders, balers, and more.
Does Firestone Sell Tire Tracks in Shelton?
While shopping for farm tires, you might also hear about the benefits of using tire tracks in Shelton. But first, you'll probably want 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. Your operation will dictate the system you choose for your Washington farm. You may find it helpful to use a combo 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. 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 variables influence 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 Shelton farm tire dealer or local Firestone Ag expert can help you select the right system for your needs.