Farm tools and their uses with pictures

Farm tools and their uses with pictures

In this article, we want to tell you about farm tools and their functions. We know that agriculture is one of the leading economic sectors of the country and it continues its development now.

Farm tools

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Professional farmers and gardeners who have the time, energy and desire to enjoy their work thoroughly have a collection of popular and favourably used tools for the garden. Ordinary people who have a garden are likely to find some useful ones and information about them on our list.

Farm tools and their uses

Let's start with the definition of farm tools and their uses. Farm tools are the equipment that is used in the processes of land preparation. There are different types of such tools. We start our overview with hand tools.

For the organization of work in the garden, gardeners need special tools that greatly facilitate their work. We offer you a list of garden tools that may be useful to you. These are mainly tools for trimming trees and shrubs, cultivators, rakes and various hacksaws.

Hand farming equipment

These tools are usually light, one can use them manually, without the help of machinery or animals. Commonly, they are used for cultivating small areas or backyard-garden farming.

The examples of simple farm tools and their uses:

  • Bolo
Bolo hand tool

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This tool is usually used to cut tall weeds and grasses or chopping branches of trees.

  • Crowbar
Crowbar equipment

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One can dig holes, with the help of this tool, or dig out stones or stumps. It can also be used as a lever arm.

  • Pick-mattock
Agricultural mattock tool

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It is a handy tool to dig and break stones.

  • Grab-hoe
Grab-hoe tool

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This tool helps to brake hard topsoil.

  • Spade
Spade tool

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The tool is used for removing soil or trash, dig canals and so on.

  • Shovel
Shovel tool

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With the help the shovel one can quickly remove any trash, dig, move and mix the soil.

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  • Rake
Rake tool

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To clean the ground and level the topsoil.

  • Spading fork
Garden fork

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It is used for digging out roots, loosening the soil or turning the materials in the compost heap.

  • Light hoe
Hand hoe

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It is used for levelling and loosening soil or digging the furrows for planting.

  • Hand trowel
Hand trowel

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It is used for loosening the soil around plants.

  • Hand cultivator
Cultivator tool

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It is used for cultivating garden plot and removing the weeds.

  • Hand fork
Farm fork

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This is the tool for inter-row cultivation.

  • Pruning shears
Shears equipment

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It is a great tool to cut branches of trees and bushes.

  • Axe
Axe uses

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It helps to cut big size branches.

  • Knife
Knife tool

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It is a universal tool for cutting.

  • Sprinklers
Sprinklers equipment

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It is the tool for watering plants.

  • Sprayers
Sprayers implement

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This one is used for spraying insecticides.

  • Wheelbarrow
Wheel barrow

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It is used to remove the trash, haul fertilizers, manures, planting materials, and other things.

  • Sickle
Sickle uses

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It is a well known and ancient hand-held agricultural tool that has a curved blade, it is used for cutting weeds.

  • Scythe
Agricultural scythe

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In agriculture, the scythe is a versatile hand-held tool for mowing cereals (including wheat) and other herbaceous plants.

Names of machinery faring tools

The next category of farm tools are machinery and technological tools:

  • Tractor
Agricultural tractor

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It is a vehicle that is specially designed to haul different types of loads or agriculture equipment and constructions.

  • Cultivator
Agricultural cultivator

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This is a kind of secondary tillage. The machine in most cases is equipped with rotary motion. It is used to remove the weeds or pulverize and stir the soil before planting.

  • Cultipacker
Agricultural packer

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This is the equipment that is used to crush soil clods, press small stones, remove air pockets and so on.

  • Plough
Agricultural plough

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One of the most ancient agricultural tool. The function of this tool is to cultivate the soil, to prepare it for sowing. Traditionally the tool was pulled by an animal, in modern times, it is pulled by a tractor. The tool can be made of different materials, the types of construction may also be different, but the main part is the blade that cuts the soil and loosens it.

  • Harrow or set of harrows
Agricultural harrow

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This is the tool for smoothing out and breaking up the surface of the soil.

  • Subsoiler
Agricultural subsoiler

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The tool is tractor-mounted equipment that is used to break up and loosen the soil while deep tillage. It is used to improve the growth of crops in the areas where the soil compaction is a problem.

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  • Irrigation sprinkler or water sprinkler
Agricultural irrigation sprinkler

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At is a tool that is used to irrigate a field of crops, it allows to irrigate big areas and maintain the needed level of humidity.

  • Agricultural roller
Agricultural roller

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It is used for breaking up large clumps of soil or flattening the land. The roller is pulled by a tractor.

  • Seed drill
Agricultural drill

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This is the tool that is used for sowing seeds of crops. The tool allows sowing the seeds at needed, equal distance and proper depth.

These are the pictures of farm tools and their uses, the list consists of the most needed tools for every farmer. We hope that this information will be useful to you.

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