Today’s equipment. Yesterday’s roads.

Following the straight and narrow may be the key to a safe, productive life. Just don’t try following that philosophy if you’re driving a combine down roads in the eastern U.S. Many of those roads were based on the width of those roads’ original vehicles: horse-drawn carts.

Picture of TiresThe highways and interstates in the region were obviously planned and engineered with modern vehicles in mind. But old country roads were often originally paved long before anyone was thinking about how big commercial vehicles would eventually become. So what are the folks with those large vehicles supposed to do?

They do what all Americans do: they adapt. For one of our ag customers in the east, that meant giving us a call to help us understand the challenge and devise a solution.

Deer Country Farm and Lawn has four locations in the heart of American Amish country: Pennsylvania. Because many of the roads in that region were built for — and still used by — Amish farmers, they didn’t need to accommodate a new John Deere combine. Those combines, though, are a necessity for non-Amish farmers in the area, and it’s a lot easier to modify that equipment than it is to widen all of the country roads, so we got to work.

We needed to reduce the combine’s width so that it was less than 15 feet. We removed the OEM’s wheel and tire setup, and replaced that system with a set of 520/85R42 duals. This new set of tires and wheels kept the width of the combine under 15 feet, while still providing the durability needed for asphalt driving and the load capacity of a full combine. Now it can follow the straight and narrow as far and wide as possible.

Irrigation Video Series: Rhinogator Tires

The second in our three-part video series, this give you all of the info you need to understand our Rhinogator solution and how these no-flat, non-directional tires can help you overcome the costly pitfalls of other irrigation tires.

Values are priceless, so they’re not for sale.

  As the end of the year approaches and I reflect on the past years, I often think about the amount of changes that we face in business - and especially in agriculture. You think of the changes in technology, the change that comes...

Irrigation Video Series: Radial Tires

The first in a three-part video series, this video will give you all of the info you need to understand radial irrigation tires and how they help avoid the three challenges posed by typical irrigation tires.

Ten ways to prepare your tires for harvest.

As harvest season approaches, we wanted to remind you to give your tires and wheels a good onceover before you head out to the fields. Today’s equipment is built for capacity, but that capacity can really affect your tires — even on...

Good business begins with better logistics.

Whatever challenges you face in the field, we have a solution. And there’s a good chance we have that solution in stock. Our philosophy: keep inventory levels high, so you don’t have to. How big is our selection? See for...

When in Rome, we hope you’re with us.

It’s that time of year again. Trelleborg and Dawson Tire & Wheel are teaming up to offer you the trip of a lifetime—an all-inclusive vacation for you and a guest to Rome, Italy. You earn points toward the trip every time you...

Trade secrets: How to value trade-in tires

When it comes to trade-ins, the value of the tires is a big part of the value of the piece of equipment itself. Tires that are valued incorrectly can stall a sale, cost you thousands in tire replacements or even make a piece of equipment sit so long...

New tires don’t always need to be new.

A few years ago, we realized North American agriculture had two tire and wheel problems. First, dealers across the United States and Canada had stacks and stacks of old tires and wheels on their backlots with no real way to understand their value....

Meet our new irrigation sales manager.

The next time you give us a call with a question or an order, there’s a good chance you’ll hear a new voice on the end of the line. It belongs to Cole Fredrick, who’s now right where he belongs—at Dawson Tire & Wheel as...

Good business begins with better logistics.

Whatever challenges you face in the field, we have a solution. And there’s a good chance we have that solution in stock. Our philosophy: keep inventory levels high, so you don’t have to. How big is our selection?...

Implement a better tire for irrigation.

Water is heavy and sprinklers are heavier. All that weight can easily compact the soil, costing your customers time in equipment adjustment and repairs, as well as money when it comes to a reduction in their yield. A lot of this hassle and loss is...
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