MODERN AGRIC MACHINERY
Agricultural Machinery involves the application of mechanical, physical, biological and electronic principles to the solution of real-life problems or issues in crop/fruit/vegetable production and processing.
Today’s agriculture routinely uses sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, and GPS technology. These advanced devices and precision agriculture and robotic systems allow businesses to be more profitable, efficient, safer, and more environmentally friendly.
At FarmBoy, we pride ourselves on using Advanced Modern Farm Machinery that allows for more efficient farming businesses, yielding more profit in lesser time, safer and easy to use.
Some of the machinery at our disposal include Machinery for planting, seeding, fertilizing, pest control, irrigation. Machinery for harvesting, haymaking, and post-harvest, such as produce sorters, and machinery for loading. Machinery for milking. Other agricultural machinery, for example grinder mixers, wool presses and windmills.
LIST OF SOME AGRIC MACHINERY
The tractor is the primary piece of equipment that you use on the farm. Its primary function is to pull farming equipment, but you can use it for many things.
An example of a different type of tractor is a front loader tractor. You can use this type of tractor for a number of things such as loading manure into a manure spreader. A compact tractor is a small tractor that you use on smaller farms and small jobs. Many people have a small compact tractor at their house. This is a common tractor that you will see in town.
The main categories of tractors are two-wheel drive, two-wheel drive with front assist or a full four-wheel drive tractor. Four-wheel drive tractors can have articulating middles or tracks. They are very expensive and have a very particular purposes.
The plow is where it all begins. You need this piece of farm equipment to prepare your field for your crops.
This is the farm implement that you will use to break up the land for the very first time. Generally, plows turn the soil over to kill off the surface vegetation such as weeds.
Plowing is primary tillage. That means that you will start with this then go to secondary tillage like a harrow.
There are many types of plows such as chisel plows, moldboard plows, and disc plows.
Harrows are secondary tillage. You use them after a plow in most cases. The idea behind a harrow is to break up the clods of soil to make it easier for plants to grow.
Harrows disturb all the soil on the surface in a field.
There are many different types of harrows that we use today. In most cases, the advanced harrows that you use combine different harrows in a single implement.
Here is a list of the types of harrows you might find: disc harrows, chain harrow, roller harrow, and spring harrows.
You use a seeder to plant the seeds in the ground. There are many types of seeders today. They range from small simple seeders on small farms all the way up to huge air seeders.
The most common seeder type you will see is a broadcast seeder.
Some of the types of seeders you will see are: box drill seeder, air seeder, and planters. Some seeders can plant spread seed and fertilizer at the same time..
The newer seeders are more accurate than the old ones, and tend to produce better yield from crops.
5. FERTILIZER SPREADER
A fertilizer spreader is a farm implement that spreads out fertilizer. You can do this different ways. One of the most common spreader is a broadcast spreader. This is very similar to a broadcast seeder. In many cases, people use them interchangeably.
Another common fertilizer spreader is a manure spreader. Manure spreaders use solid manure from livestock. There are also liquid manure spreaders as well, which are slurry spreaders.
Spreading fertilizer helps improve the yield of your crop