Do you love farming? Farmers and farming have big roles in our society and environment. Without them, people will not be able to eat some nutritious food such as vegetables and fruits. It will be nice if we know also the tools and equipment that they used everyday.
Well, in this post, it will show you some tools and equipment in farming especially the usage of each. Maybe, some of the following tools are familiar to you but the usages might not be. Enjoy learning!
Agricultural roller – an agricultural tool used for flattening land or breaking up large clumps of soil, especially after ploughing or disc harrowing.
Axe – a cutting tool that consists of a heavy edged head fixed to a handle with the edge parallel to the handle and that is used especially for felling trees and chopping and splitting wood.
Boot – a type of shoe that covers the whole foot and the lower part of the leg.
Bucket – a bucket is typically a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone or square, with an open top and a flat bottom, attached to a semicircular carrying handle called the bail and used to carry water.
Cultipacker – a piece of agricultural equipment that crushes dirt clods, removes air pockets, and presses down small stones, forming a smooth, firm seedbed.
Cultivator – a machine that is used to prepare the soil and kill weeds around growing plants.
Garden hose – also known as hosepipe, or simply hose is a flexible tube used to convey water.
Garden trowel – a tool with a pointed, scoop-shaped metal blade and wooden, metal, or plastic handle. It is used for breaking up earth, digging small holes, especially for planting and weeding, mixing in fertilizer or other additives, and transferring plants to pots.
Gardening fork – a gardening implement, with a handle and several (usually four) short, sturdy tines. It is used for loosening, lifting and turning over soil.
Gardening gloves – gloves worn for the protection of your hands from the soil, water or cold when doing garden and yard work.
Harrow – often called a set of harrows in a plurale tantum sense is an implement for breaking up and smoothing out the surface of the soil.
Hedge shears – a type of tool used to cut or trim a bush or hedge, created in various colors, materials, sizes, and styles.
Hoe – an ancient and versatile agricultural and horticultural hand tool used to shape soil, remove weeds, clear soil, and harvest root crops.
Irrigation sprinkler or water sprinkler – a device used to irrigate crops, lawns, landscapes, golf courses, and other areas. When water is allowed to flow through the main pipe under pressure with the help of pumping it, escapes from the rotating nozzles.
Ladder – a vertical or inclined set of rungs or steps used to climb up and down.
Lawn mower – a garden tool for mowing the grass on lawns.
Pitchfork – an agricultural tool with a long handle and long, thick, widely separated pointed tynes used to lift and pitch or throw loose material, such as hay, straw or leaves.
Plough – a large farming tool with blades that digs the soil in fields so that seeds can be planted.
Pruners – a garden tool that is used for cutting off the branches of trees and bushes a pair of pruning shears.
Pruning saw – a handsaw used for pruning trees.
Rake – a broom for outside use; a horticultural implement consisting of a toothed bar fixed transversely to a handle, or tines fixed to a handle, and used to collect leaves, hay, grass, etc., and in gardening, for loosening the soil, light weeding and levelling, removing dead grass from lawns, and generally for purposes performed in agriculture by the harrow.
Scythe – a sharp, curved blade used for mowing or reaping.
Seed drill – a sowing device that sows the seed precisely in the soil at proper depth and distance.
Shovel – a tool for digging, lifting, and moving bulk materials, such as soil, coal, gravel, snow, sand, or ore. Most shovels are hand tools consisting of a broad blade fixed to a medium-length handle.
Sickle – also known as bagging hook or reaping-hook, is a hand-held agricultural tool designed with variously curved blades and typically used for harvesting, or reaping, grain crops or cutting succulent forage chiefly for feeding livestock, either freshly cut or dried as hay.
Spade – a tool primarily for digging, comprising a blade – typically stunted and less curved than that of a shovel and a long handle.
Subsoiler – also known as flat lifter is a tractor-mounted farm implement used for deep tillage, loosening and breaking up soil at depths below the levels worked by moldboard ploughs, disc harrows, or rototillers.
Tractor – a machine designed to pull things along, usually very slowly and surely.
Watering can – (or watering pot) is a portable container, usually with a handle and a funnel, used to water plants by hand.
Wheelbarrow – a small hand-propelled vehicle, usually with just one wheel, designed to be pushed and guided by a single person using two handles at the rear.
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