Your farming requirements may differ when you develop your small farm into a large one. And, to increase your farm’s productivity, you may need various tools and equipment which simplify and hasten your farming processes.
If you’re going to start a farm business of your own, you may require some basic essential tools and equipment. Ultimately, all of this depends on what kind of crops you’ll be growing, and which animals might be bred on the farm. One universal advice which definitely must be considered that is, to take your time acquiring the necessary tools and equipment, ensuring you get your hands on the best quality.
You also need to make sure that you don’t make the mistake of buying every little thing you see, unless there is a need or you’re filthy rich and may want to show off. Moreover, for a tool or equipment that will only be used a few times, you can consider renting instead of buying. Here are some tips about the essential tools and equipment you’ll need to get the job done:
Pickup trucks are perhaps the most versatile and useful long-term investment you can make for your farm. From building supplies to feed, and firewood to sod, pickup trucks are essential for hauling anything and everything on the field. Tagging a trailer to the pickup, you can easily move livestock and much more. Pickup truck does seem to be a big investment, but when properly maintained (changing oil every 3,500 miles), it is an investment that can last for decades, and good used pickups can often be bought at a reasonable rate.
Just about any farming business requires some sort of tractor. There are many different makes and model numbers to choose from. Used tractors can be considered as a realistic option due to the expenses of other farming equipment, and it’s not a bad idea at all. But obviously only if you know where and what to look for when buying a used tractor.
Compact tractors are versatile pieces of equipment and they are perfect for small farms. Depending on the attachments you have, they can do just about anything – mowing acres of lawn, digging a foundation, bailing hay, pushing snow, setting fence posts; it’s all possible with a compact tractor.
You may need a manure spreader sooner or later, if you’re going to have any livestock on your farm. Even if your animals spend most of their time on pasture, piles of manure accumulate. Spreading this manure thinly over the land improves soil fertility, reduces contaminated runoff, and helps keep fly numbers down.
There are dozens of electric power tools available at hardware and home stores, but there are two must-haves for any type of around-the-farm construction project: a circular saw, and a drill/driller (preferably the rechargeable battery operated type). These versatile tools are useful for myriad projects, so invest in the best heavy-duty models you can afford. But if you plan to do lots of construction and remodelling, consider adding a heavy-duty reciprocating saw.
Power tools such as a circular saw for cutting and an electric drill/screwdriver for construction, are really essential hand tools you must buy. You should also add manual tools to your toolbox, such as pliers, a claw hammer, screwdrivers, and a tape measure.
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