Farm equipment are any type of machines, tools, or equipment needed to do the agricultural tasks right. These machines, tools, and equipment not only reduce the physical labor but also provide precise results. Let us take a look at some common types of farm equipment.
Farm tractors are the king of all farm tools and equipment. These heavy duty machines are used for a variety of agricultural purposes with the help of different attachment parts. These tractors are used for plowing, tilling, harvesting, digging, transporting farm loads, and pulling other farm equipment. The common types of farm tractors include two-wheel tractors, four-wheel tractors, and tracked tractors.
Farm harvesters or modern combine harvesters are versatile machines used for reaping, threshing, and winnowing the grains. These harvesting machines save a considerable amount of time and efforts consumed while harvesting with hand-held tools like scythe and sickle. The front head gathers the crops, the cutter bar slices the base of the crops. The grains are then separated from the base and stalks in the threshing drum. The collecting tank collects the grains and the stalks are either spread out over the field or baled up. Different removable heads are designed for the various types of crops.
Land cultivating equipment
The land cultivation equipment such as the cultivators, harrows, tillers, subsoilers, and plows are used to disturb the farmland, aerate the soil, and smoothen the soil surface. These tools and equipment are used either before sowing seeds or planting or after the crop has begun growing. Generally, the land cultivation tools are attachment parts that are attached to the farm tractors.
Planters and Seeders
Planters or seeders are generally attachment parts attached to the farm tractors and are used to sow seeds once the land is ready. The attachment mechanisms used to sow bigger seeds such as corn and sunflowers are called planters, whereas those used to sow small seeds such as cereals and soybeans are known as seeders, grain drillers, or precision seeders. Planters and seeders lay or sow seeds in a systematic, linear manner with the help of row units. These farm equipment vary greatly in size and number of row units, from 1 row to 48.
Sprayers or hand sprayers are used to spray liquid insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or even fertilizers on the crops. Sprayers range in size from hand-held sprayers to those attached to the farm tractors. Different types of sprayers are used according to the height of the crops and the size of the farm.
These were some very basic types of farm equipment. To know about other farm equipment used in Edmonton, you can get in touch with our heavy duty equipment dealers. If you wish to buy any of these or other machines and equipment, check our farm equipment for sale.