This Is Where Tractor Tires Are Born!

Aug 1, 2020
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Tire factory! Titan Tires invited us to take a tour of their Des Moines Iowa factory. Tires make the farm go round! Here on Welker Farms we have more tires than we can count and being able to see they come from was quite an amazing experience. Come join just as we explore the factory!
Titan Tires is the manufacturer of the worlds largest ag tire:
We also took a wrong turn and some how ended up at Cole The Cornstar's farm!
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  • Titan is made by Good Year or Good Year is made by Titan ????

    Mike YoungbloodMike Youngblood3 months ago
    • Voltyre produce by Titan . But tyres not good. Russian tyres is very cheap : 710/70R42 Volture - 1250 $ .

      Tyres StavholdingTyres Stavholding5 days ago
    • @George King yep new mold is 2 million easy

      Jeff StettlerJeff Stettler5 days ago
    • @Jason Swift that is false. They are 100 percent Titan. We just use the Goodyear name for our age tires.

      kneebushkneebush20 days ago
    • @George King the molds are just plates. We kept it for name recognition. You will note they say made by Titan on the tires as well.

      kneebushkneebush20 days ago
    • I Build 1000 of tires in my days ,1965 for 25 years

      Ed TerletskiEd Terletski20 days ago
  • i make molds and dies.. you are talking more like $80k-1.5 million

    Jeff StettlerJeff Stettler5 days ago
  • Many farmers have a second job unless you have a large number of livestock. My stepfather, grandfather & grandmother all worked at the Goodyear tire plant producing truck tires & earth-mover tires. Grandma ran 1 of 10 tires thru and X-ray machine looking for defects, placement, thickness, etc. My stepfather moved tires with a forklift. My step grandfather built the inflatable center part that steam pushes the the tire into the mold, while steam was circulated around the outside. A chain hoist lifted the upper mold half automatically after a temperature was reached and held for a period of time. It changes will all variables for size, compounds, etc. I had been thru the plant on open house on 4-5 times. Gloves used at different stages would gather green rubber and once the gloves where to hard to use, they where normally thrown away. Famers would use these gloves to string barbwire to build a fence. They worked great for that. Great video!

    Dean KayDean Kay7 days ago
  • Really cool video ! showing all this detail about the making of tires pretty similar to the one i watched about Michelin tires been build for Bugatti's and airplanes but awesome !!!

    George IsaakGeorge Isaak12 days ago
  • Facemask in a tire factory, really? 😂😂😂👎🏻

    Robert MecalisRobert Mecalis12 days ago
  • Next time you wear a mask you need to be wearing a one

    TheAB416TheAB41613 days ago
  • sweet

    Fred Average MinvilleFred Average Minville14 days ago
  • Q, What do you call 365 condoms recycled into a tyre? A goodyear.

    Shane ForsytheShane Forsythe14 days ago
  • So cool. Thanks for doing the tour and video!

    Robert RalphRobert Ralph14 days ago
  • Was the plant shutdown for maintenance in some areas ? It would have been neat to see some of those machines running

    A Family’s Journey - Viviendo en CanadáA Family’s Journey - Viviendo en Canadá15 days ago
  • Brings back memories-spent 36 years at Goodyear-Topeka plant building components for earthmover, radial truck tires but in 36 years never built a tire

    farmtractorman rengewfarmtractorman rengew15 days ago
  • Get me. Some tyres

    THE STIGTHE STIG15 days ago
  • I love how you all promote each other.

    Tonya BoettgeTonya Boettge16 days ago
  • Great video and keep up the good work!

    Quince KrebQuince Kreb18 days ago
  • I graduated from the state school science as it was called at that time in Wahpeton North Dakota 1971 in Auto-Mec. We took a road trip tour to Minneapolis of the Grant Battery Factory. They manufactured batteries for many different companies they just changed the specifications and dimensions to whatever the different companies required. Thanks for the tour of the tire manufacturing industry very interesting. I knew they formed and vulcanize the tread with heat at the end but I was curious about those little pieces sticking out also. We both received an education.

    Earl HollarEarl Hollar19 days ago
  • I worked for good year for 25 years inToronto Canada , started in 1964 on earth tires. And trunks tries.

    Ed TerletskiEd Terletski20 days ago
  • Very cool

    JaredJared24 days ago
  • I am Maintenance Supervisor at Titan Tire in Bryan, Ohio. We build the really big guys at Bryan. The 1400 and 1250 LSWs. We built the tires that are on the Williams Brother's 747 now.

    kneebushkneebush25 days ago
  • Is there video of you putting them all on?

    ChrisChris25 days ago
  • Excellent video 👍👍👍👍

    Clyde SchwartzClyde SchwartzMonth ago
  • Muy interesante. Gracias por la information

    Ramiro GonzalezRamiro GonzalezMonth ago
  • Soooo you have to wear a mask but they don't??? Cosmetic theater!!!

    Jay BauerJay BauerMonth ago
  • Would love to see the machines in action.

    Mike WalshMike WalshMonth ago
  • I REALLY loved the detail about the little tails that are on a new tire. I also assumed it was from injection molding! Thank you for that :D

    ObsessionPCObsessionPCMonth ago
  • I got a set of Mitas tires made in Iowa also.

    Randy KroellsRandy KroellsMonth ago
  • You should see a die field in a car part stamping facility. It takes an average 5 complete sets to make one part. Each die weighs between 25 to 45 tonnes. Those are stored 2 high on average. I promised myself never to work in a stamping facility ever again. Too many injuries, cuts and crushes fingers. They also kill people.

    Not YouNot YouMonth ago
  • There's a Titan plant in Union City TN. a former Goodyear plant.

    sandy smithsandy smithMonth ago
  • Spanky’s in Gladbrook! Great place.

    Jeff ThielenJeff ThielenMonth ago
  • Zzzzzzzzzz

    blair brelandblair brelandMonth ago
  • Why are you wearing a mask. I had to thumb down just for that.

    Brett LehmanBrett LehmanMonth ago
    • Wasn't allowed entry otherwise.

      Welker FarmsWelker FarmsMonth ago
  • I do maintenence in a consumer passenger and light truck tire factory. That process yall saw is the exact same for regular car or truck tires only on a much larger scale. We have the capability to produce around 63,000 tires every 24 hours when we are really rolling.

    Josh BeauchampJosh BeauchampMonth ago
  • Would rather watch the Welkers 7 days a week and twice on Sunday than watch coles channel. His channel is just infomercials and reminders.

    addicted_to_ bassaddicted_to_ bass2 months ago
  • What's the different sizes do they make at that place ?

    David HeadDavid Head2 months ago
  • Hi I saw a rose flower stamped on a big truck side wall tyer. What is d meaning pls.

    Jan DoeJan Doe2 months ago
  • I gues you guys got really... wait for it... ...tired! ^_^

    UncleManuelUncleManuel2 months ago
  • Spent the whole time waiting to see Eminem operating a machine

    Andrew baddeleyAndrew baddeley2 months ago
  • Very interesting how they are made, my question is, you went to Titan factory but tires you had for Big Bud said Goodyear,

    Philip FlemingPhilip Fleming2 months ago
    • Goodyear Farm Tire division is owned by Titan tires which is a completely separate company from goodyear. Think Goodyearfarmtire being one company and Goodyear being another.

      Welker FarmsWelker Farms2 months ago
  • I work at Titan Bryan location. The tires we build dwarf the ones you’re seeing 😂

    Zac MasonZac Mason2 months ago
  • What a fantastic video. I had no idea how tyres were made. Especially the little nodules on new tyres.

    John BarhamJohn Barham2 months ago
  • Thank you for this. I worked in a cable factory for 25 years, making rubber and plastic cables. The rubber/ butyl processing is the same. Calendars and mills. Strips and extruders.

    John BarhamJohn Barham2 months ago
  • I have always wanted to see how they made those big tire and that was awesome! Also Im a Automotive Mechanic and I have always wondered what those little nipples all over tires were and hey now I know so now when someone asks me I can tell them one of my favorite youtube chanels taught me what those little things were!! Thank you fellas for all the great and amazing content.

    Tristin MartinTristin Martin2 months ago
  • You can keep your Titan tires, the sideswalls will start to crack an split just like the good years do after a few years

    Bryan GinderBryan Ginder3 months ago
  • meanwhile, Diesel Bros made their tires overseas

    John GreydanusJohn Greydanus3 months ago
  • Hahaha I was sooo confused at first.

    TheDavelerTheDaveler3 months ago
  • We have TITAN TIRE in our back yard in Bryan, Ohio. Those employees work hard !

    Senor FrogSenor Frog3 months ago
  • daddy cornstar is wierd

    Tiffany ThompsonTiffany Thompson3 months ago
  • That was a blast to my past! I actually worked in that factory in Des Moines, on 2nd Ave. back in the early 80s for 2 years and there I met a foreman for the Premier Heavy Equipment Company, McAninch and that began my transformation from a tire builder, to a Heavy Equipment (CAT) Operator. Nice pay raise - MUCH better working conditions (Heated and AC cabs, stereo, etc lol) and much better scenery with different road construction jobsites all around Central Iowa. Retired in 2006 and enjoying these videos, gardening and doing a LOT of fishing! :-)

    Mike .R.Mike .R.3 months ago
  • Your USworlds channel is so much better than call the corn Stars

    Matt DewrellMatt Dewrell3 months ago
  • So where else in des Moines did you go?

    Alden DarrAlden Darr3 months ago
  • I bet it smells great in there love the smell of new tires

    fatcat007 007fatcat007 0073 months ago
  • Sorry, a lot of the stuff that is presented as humor in this, as well as the other videos I've started to watch just isn't. If they actually presented the information in a halfway mature way, I could watch it. As? Noooo.

    7891ph7891ph3 months ago
  • I took the tour of the Firestone factory back in the sixties. It looks like the procedures are still the same.

    GarcansdadGarcansdad3 months ago
  • He thought you guys were Jehova's Witness's.

    Steven KimballSteven Kimball3 months ago
  • Excellent! Two of my favorite channels. Belated welcome to Iowa!! Hope you enjoyed your visit.

    Tim NealTim Neal3 months ago
  • Wow thanks for the tour so cool watching how tires are made

    Dan FinleyDan Finley3 months ago
  • I drive truck for a tire manufacturer, we make tires from little hand carts to big mining tires,our biggest customer is Mickey Thompson

    Randy WatsonRandy Watson3 months ago
  • This makes me so happy! I would LOVE to see these guys as neighbors, that would be so neat!

    theseluckycharmstheseluckycharms3 months ago
  • I really recommend you do buy those pit viper sunglasses they are great glasses

    mullet_ militiamullet_ militia3 months ago
  • lol right you can fool the cornstar but we knew better lol all tire is from the tire store lol were we find ours at lol tire factory right lay off the sweet corn lol AWESOME VIDEO LOL its is an awesome plant we get some of the tractor footwear there too all the combines run on running shoes ( tracks ) friend of the families he works for an oil field company they have the trucks the float on muskeg they help us out with the washout roads lol huge work boot the trucks run the have the best idea so far see if the province above of it they hauled our bales from the corner of the property cut off for the us

    Jennifer WhiteJennifer White3 months ago
  • You mentioned everything about the tite making process, except how God-awful it smells. I hope you burned yhise clothes afterwards. (I used to work in a factory like this) Thanks again

    Philip UnderwoodPhilip Underwood3 months ago
  • Is it only me ? - I get arosed by the look and the smell of big tires, like truck tires and tractor tires. I also have a fetish for rubber boots. I'd love to work here I think.

    Clockvet ChronoClockvet Chrono3 months ago
  • Got to love how titan is throwing around a few sets of free LSW tires to get some free advertising. Not falling for titan/Goodyear junk tires again!

    ekeller88ekeller883 months ago
  • Good Year/ Titan tires have given us lots of issues over the years, lots of internal failures. 3000 hrs, it's time to replace. Firestones we have 6800 hrs on over 23 years, still going strong, but short on bar now.

    wolfgrizzerwolfgrizzer3 months ago
    • I worked for a company called Jax Mold and Machine we made the molds for Firestone

      Stewart BlundellStewart Blundell2 months ago
  • Bet that place smells good

    daniel smithdaniel smith3 months ago
  • Who wants to go do a burn out now to keep them In business🤷‍♂️

    daniel smithdaniel smith3 months ago
  • Love seeing the farmtubers collaborate!

    Matt WhiteMatt White3 months ago
  • I like it when you USworldsrs meet up again or just meet at random places I know the millennial farmer showed up your place I saw that video from him I don't know if you made one with him but I think they're cool I want to see more

    Michael HunterMichael Hunter3 months ago
  • As far as semi tires are concerned, Michelin or Bridgestone can get up to 6 or 700 dollars vs. Chinese tires for about 260. I try to buy American most of the time but ill take those savings

    Branden ScottBranden Scott3 months ago
  • Thrre freaking minutes wasted....

    R HermanR Herman3 months ago
  • Very informative about the Titan/Goodyear connection. Thanks for another great video.

    Alan WoodsAlan Woods3 months ago
  • Nice vid. My question is how easy is it to pull the finished tire out of the mold with the tread as it is ?? The inside is obvious, but it seems the tread would grab on to the mold with out it releasing or the mold moving outward to “let go” of the tread.

    Ski's Place/D-C AcresSki's Place/D-C Acres3 months ago
  • Money money money. So dam much money. But dont expect them to ever help anyone

    John RiderJohn Rider3 months ago
  • oh dang! welker farms and cornstar?????

    tank2449tank24493 months ago
  • Titan makes rubber in the old Goodyear plant in my hometown . Not even a quarter of a quarter of that facility's capability is used .

    VolatileTemper93VolatileTemper933 months ago
  • What town are the Titans made in ?😀👍🏾🚜🇺🇸

    casey5711casey57113 months ago
    • Des Moines

      Robert WelkerRobert Welker3 months ago
  • Good video 👍I have the R4 tires and I would like to try the R14 tires or just go back to the R1 tires.

    H PhillipsH Phillips3 months ago
  • Made in the USA!!!

    Countryboy ScooterCountryboy Scooter3 months ago
  • I was thinking the same thing about the wire looking like welding wire

    Mod SquadMod Squad3 months ago
  • 😂 after watching this I now know why we only own a beading machine thing

    Mod SquadMod Squad3 months ago
  • Airless tires are the absolute future, imagine NEVER having to worry about getting a flat tire again. Airless tires will be on 50% of all cars within 15 years.

    GoNZOGoNZO3 months ago
    • Goz: Not at all likely. I don't know where you get your (mis)information.

      Ron WilsonRon Wilson3 months ago
  • COVID 19. ❗️. IS A HOAX. ... STOP THE INSANITY. ... AND STOP BREATHING IN YOUR WASTE ... ❗️❤️😂 And. ... Stop listening to main strip bullshit. News Please ... Please ... Wake Up ❗️. This is just out of. Love !

    Winston PaulWinston Paul3 months ago
  • How stuff's made. Your hosts, the Welkers. Awesome stuff guys! Loved the intro with the CornStars. Those folks are just cool.

    Greg BromleyGreg Bromley3 months ago
  • Geee goodyear watch this.........:)

    q zornq zorn3 months ago
    • Titan knows tires and rubber....:~o

      q zornq zorn3 months ago
  • I've spent time in the Bryan, Ohio Titan Tire plant. This is like a mirror image. This stuff is amazing to watch!

    ryfish5ryfish53 months ago
  • Great lesson. That guy is awfully close to you....He needs to distance himself for your safety...

    T GallonT Gallon3 months ago
  • This story gonna take long.

    Elvis PresleyElvis Presley3 months ago
  • "we flew in" where's the airplane? ? We never get to see that part of the business. Some of us want to see some air time... Love the channel keep up the good work.

    Charlie StoryCharlie Story3 months ago
    • We don't want to show off our custom Boeing 747-800. It's a modest life but just don't want to give people the impression we are "elite". 😂 😁 If only...

      Welker FarmsWelker Farms3 months ago
  • I'l watch your videos when you take off those stupid masks

    Chuck RobertsChuck Roberts3 months ago
    • We don't like it either but without them no tour

      Robert WelkerRobert Welker3 months ago
  • Very cool! American made

    K. ComptonK. Compton3 months ago
  • i knew that farm looked familiar.... gotta love a welker/star video

    Hunter 747Hunter 7473 months ago
  • Cornstar rocks

    Jeff SchwabJeff Schwab3 months ago
  • Yo

    iBelieveiBelieve3 months ago
  • Hello

    iBelieveiBelieve3 months ago
  • Hey

    iBelieveiBelieve3 months ago
  • Hi

    iBelieveiBelieve3 months ago
  • Sup

    iBelieveiBelieve3 months ago
  • Thanks for making tires for the old Ford's titan

    Mike WarnerMike Warner3 months ago
  • This was awesome 🖒

    cobrasvt347cobrasvt3473 months ago
  • I went over to Coles channel😁

    Hillbily HaylenHillbily Haylen3 months ago
  • Very well done presentation. Actually excellent. I'm 66 years old, when I was 16 our industrial arts/business class visited the Goodyear tire factory in Toronto, Canada. I'm guessing 1970. At the time it was the largest tire factory in Canada employing over 1000 people. Now condos. They actually made their largest tire there. I saw it for myself. It was the tire used on the Catapillar earth mover. Just mind blowing. They had two molds cooking two of these tires a day, 365 days a year. When you see and experience a facility like this for yourself if gives you a real life perspective of just how much work and resources goes into making things. It makes me so sick to think of all the factories that have closed in our neck of the woods over the past fifty years. Steel, appliances, industrial equipment, cars, trucks, farm equipment, shoes, clothing, winter boots, paint, chemicals, lumber and yes tires. The politicians keep promises of a new economy, I sure would like to know where it's coming from and when it going to arrive. Our aerospace industry in Canada is also dying. Canada at one time made jet fighters more advanced than the US. Our aerospace engineers and technicians left Canada to work at places like North American Aviation to help take man to the moon. I know I'm ranting here, but this video is just so exciting and refreshing. Thank you Welker Farms.

    Corey FergusonCorey Ferguson3 months ago
    • Thanks Corey. Our current president is trying to reestablish our once held manufacturing leadership but globalist are fighting him

      Robert WelkerRobert Welker3 months ago