Get Answers to Some of the Most Common Questions We Receive From Our Customers:
How much will shipping cost?
Dawson Tire is continuously negotiating freight options to better serve our customers and their timelines. Please contact us for a shipping estimate.
Do you only carry irrigation tires?
No, we are a premier ag-focused distributor. We have a wide selection for all your agricultural needs.
Who do I call if I have a warranty issue?
As a part of our service, we will take full control of all communication with the manufacturers - providing you with a stress-free resolution. Call (888) 604-3403 to speak with our irrigation experts today!
What is the ply rating on your radial pivot tires?
Radial tires are not rated by ply, but instead rated by load index. That being said the conversion matrix calculates to be comparable to a 12 ply.
What Size are the Tires?
Data books are available for: Alliance Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin and Trelleborg.
What Type of Tread is Best for my Soil Type?
Ag tires (R-1) are generally the preferred tire for usually dry land farming. Also known as “lug tires”, the R-1 has a traction grabbing component- the lugs themselves. They are typically angled at 45 degrees or 23 degrees, depending on the manufacturer.
Some areas around the world needed a more aggressive Ag tire- which is where the R-1W comes into play. It has 25% more tread depth than a typical R-1. These are more suitable in wet or moist soil types and heavy clay soils.
R-2 tires are an ag alternative that are less common in North American markets. The tread depth is twice that of a R-1 tire. This aggressiveness is apart of the specific design made convenient for farming in wet areas that can be mucky or pure mud. The R-2 is used predominantly in rice paddy or sugar cane applications.
Turf tires are considered to be R-3. Like the name states: these tires are suitable for general use, while offering the least amount of turf damage. Studies have shown some users even prefer the low, wide tread design with lots of ground contact on slopes and in snowy conditions.
A compromise tire that is common these days is the industrial R-4 tread design. Industrial tires offer much of the traction advantages of a lug design while having less of a negative impact on turf.