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Encyclopedia > Farm equipment

Farm equipment is any kind of machinery used on a farm to help with farming. The best-known example of this kind of equipment is the tractor. A machine is any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of tasks. ... Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ...


List of Farm Implements

Traction and Power

Cultivator is a farm implement for stirring and pulverizing the soil, either before planting or to remove weeds and to aerate and loosen the soil after the crop has begun to grow. ... The Chisel Plow is common tool to get deep tillage with limited soil disruption. ... This article is about the agricultural tool. ... The spike harrow or drag is a tillage implement for agriculture. ... It has been suggested that Mouldboard Plough be merged into this article or section. ... A Rotary tiller, normally known by the rototiller trademark, is a cultivator that works the soil with rotating blades. ...


The seed drill was invented by Jethro Tull in 1701: It allowed farmers to sow seeds in well-spaced rows at specific depths. ... A rice transplanter is a specialized transplanter fitted to transplant rice seedlings onto puddle field. ...

Fertilizing & Pest Control

  • fertilizer spreader
  • Terragator
  • manure spreader
  • sprayer


High-altitude aerial view of irrigation in the Heart of the Sahara Irrigation (in agriculture) is the replacement or supplementation of rainfall with water from another source in order to grow crops. ...

Harvesting / Post-Harvest

Using a sickle A sickle is a curved, hand-held agricultural tool typically used for harvesting grain crops before the advent of modern harvesting machinery. ... A postage stamp of a combine honors Russian agriculture. ... Insert non-formatted text here Point of contact between a power transmission belt and its pulley. ... The mechanical cotton picker is a machine that automates cotton harvesting. ... A self propelled John Deere 5730 Forage Harvester. ... A swather is a farm implement that cuts hay or small grain crops and forms them into a windrow. ...

Hay Making

A round baler A baler is a piece of farm machinery that is used to compress a cut, raked, crop (such as hay or straw) into bales and bind the bales with twine. ... A hay rake is an agricultural rake designed to put cut hay into rows so the baler can come and pick it up later. ... A mower is a device for cutting crops or plants that grow on the ground. ...


  • Backhoe *Front End Loader
  • Skid-Steer Loader
A Bobcat skid-steer loader moving a bale of hay on a farm
A Bobcat skid-steer loader moving a bale of hay on a farm

Picture 1:Backhoe used for work on the street Picture 2:Skid loader with bucket replaced by backhoe attachment A backhoe, also called a rear actor or back actor, is a piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket on the end of an articulated arm (also called a... Image File history File links S205_SSL_by_barn. ... Image File history File links S205_SSL_by_barn. ...


An auger is a device for moving material or liquid by means of a rotating helical flighting. ...

Obsolete Farm Machinery

The reaper-binder or binder was a farm implement that improved upon the reaper. ... A hog oiler was a mechanical device employed on farms to be used by hogs to provide relief from insects and offer skin protection. ... The reaper was a horse-drawn farm implement invented in 1831 and patented by Cyrus McCormick in 1834 to cut small grain crops. ... A steam engine is an external combustion heat engine that makes use of the thermal energy that exists in steam, converting it to mechanical work. ... It has been suggested that steam tractor be merged into this article or section. ... The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine, was a machine invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture. ...

See also

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Farm Equipment-Heavy Equipment-Construction-Grounds Care-Material Handling-ELS (415 words)
ELS farm equipment dealers offer many listings for used tractors, and used ag equipment as well as new tractors and new farm equipment.
ELS heavy equipment and construction equipment dealers have fantastic selections of all types of new and used construction equipment, including loader backhoe, wheel loader, skid steer, excavator, dozer, motor grader, crane, compaction equipment, compactors and other heavy equipment.
Whether you need material handling equipment for warehousing, or job site management, you can find new or used forklift, electric forklift, rough terrain forklift, telehandler, skid steer, work platform, man lift, or other material handling equipment, be sure to check the ELS Material Handling section.
Exemption for Farm Equipment and Machinery - Board of Equalization (936 words)
Sales and purchases of farm equipment, machinery and parts will continue to be subject to the remaining portion of the sales and use tax rate consisting of the local, city, county and any applicable district taxes.
Farm equipment and machinery means "implements of husbandry" as defined in Revenue and Taxation Code section 411.
Farm equipment and machinery also includes property designated as implements of husbandry in Chapter 1 of Division 16 of the Vehicle Code that is used exclusively for agricultural operations.
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