Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Global Wheat Harvesting 2014 and Projection for 2015

Winter crops in northern areas of the Globe, particularly, USA, Russia and Ukraine are looking promising following 2014.

The estimated harvest areas of wheat for 2014 along with projected values of 2015 are as follows.

As you ca see, India is the leader so far with EU being a close second.  Russia and China aren't far behind EU.

It is forecasted that factors such as rain and soil conditions will play a crucial role in 2015’s yield, especially in India and The United States. The six countries in above graph amounted to more than 63% of the total wheat globally according to estimated data from IGC.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Finding Farm Tractors and their Parts

Farming tractors are expensive and thus any farmer would thrive to keep it running. But in the terms of economics, the "marginal efficiency" of the machine keeps declining, and the farmer eventually finds himself entangled in more repair works than actual farming. 

This is doubly true if the machine is old – worse rare. Parts become harder to come by as the machine gets older. Rarity may force farmers to look for parts out of town but that doesn’t help either because of obsolescence or simply due to inconvenience. Whatever the case, it’s only the farmer that gets the worse of it. And he certainly can’t dump that costly Massey Ferguson tractor.

So where to get those parts? Online of course.

Why online?

Because the world of web doesn’t limit a farmer. Because with an internet connection, a tractor operator can access global marketplace. And because he can do it in just a few seconds.  

Online store is so much more than a local one. It is managed by a team of specialists that have defined duties. It’s an organization. Not only do these stores provide farmers with necessities, these stores also offer him variety and choice. Online store is where consumer really becomes the king.

Additionally, farmers can also read informational content and blogs over those sites. And if all he wants is a swift transaction, there are contact details as well with which he can get in touch with, or drop a line to the tractor dealers or part manufacturers

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Everything about Tractor Tillers

Tillers are of the oldest, most vital tools in farming. Tillers make soil richer by turning over the soil. In land where there is limited fertility, tillers can be the absolutely mandatory.

Tillers, before 1912, were completely manual and required human operator. But Arthur Howard came up with a steam fueled engine to power the tiller. The method was a success but it would throw the soil at sides. This was remedied in next L-shape built.

The success became foundation for Austral Auto Cultivators known as Howard Auto Cultivators. Howard would then move to UK and establish Rotary Hoes in 1938. What we have today are evolved phases of those tillers.

Types of Tillers
Every crop can’t be tilled with a same instrument. The varying nature of soil and crop types require different instrument for tillage. Some common types of tillers are as follows.

1. Standard Tillers
These are your regular tillers. They dig shallow thanks to their forward pulling motion. They have universal driveline joints to last can give more than 500 rpms of power take off.

2. Rotary Tillers
Rotary tillers are made up of adjustable steel section frame, skid shoes and an adjustable shield. The adjustments can be made according to tillage level and according to depth of working.

3. Heavy-Duty Tillers
Heavy duty tillers are for tough jobs. It is made for rough jobs and is potent to till in the first till. Heavy duty tillers are usually used in rough and wet grounds.

4. Reverse Rotation Tillers
Reverse rotation tillers till in the opposite direction as the name implies. Reverse rotation tillers are required when deeper tillage is required. They are used over soft and smooth terrains.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

A Handful of Tractor Safety Tips

You can’t take chances with your tractor because it’s a pricy farming machine. It takes years to conjure enough money, and with the current crime ratio, it’s nearly impossible to protect them without safety equipments. 

Following are some of accessories that can keep your tractor safe from theft and damage. 

1. Tractor Locks

Simple but effective way of ensuring the machine stays safe from tractor-jackers. Different tractors will use different types of lock for safety. The different types of locks include door locks and steering locks. 

These locks not only protect the equipment from theft, they also prevent mishaps occurring out of inadvertence and mistake. With these locks keeping things tight, no one rolls out of tractor unintentionally.

2. Backup Alarm

Backup alarms will make the sound alert as you reverse. This is extremely helpful for farmers with family and pets. As you begin to drive it back, the alarm will alert those around with a sharp sound so they can act in time avoid any unfortunate incident. 

3. Locking Fuel Cap

Locking fuel caps can also help you keep the tractor safe. With a locking fuel cap, vandals are unable to steal the fuel while the aforesaid locks prevent them from stealing your tractor. A fual cap can also protect the machine from accidental damages. Another merit of fuel caps is that they safeguard the tank from debris and dirt. 

What makes them even more convenient is that these tools are not tractor-specific. A door lock will work with every tractor brand. Similarly, a fuel cap will work as smoothly for a New Holland Tractor as for Massey Ferguson Tractor.

So start looking for these must-haves because the sooner you begin the protection, the better.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wide Variety Types of Ploughs And Farming Machines For Cultivation

People had been associated with the work of farming and agriculture since long time ago. Cultivation of the land has been a very ancient profession and since then people have found ways to make the process of farming easier by making various tools and equipments for cultivation. 

Effective farm tractors and agricultural machines were being designed to assist the farmers and use them in various processes for cultivating the land. 

Gradually the newer and modern machines took the job from the old methods of farming and thus the farmers got new ways to cultivate their fields. This change brought a favorable production and their farm output rose to 4 to 6 times than the old way of farming. 

New and modern machines proved to be a positive change in the lives of the farmers and they started using the advanced machinery for different needs of cultivating their farms and fields. The advanced machines supported the most and helped the farmers in their various work and reduced down the human efforts and increased the output which is really the miracle of the modern age.

Today we have tractors and various types of ploughs are providing their favorable support in making different processes of plough easier without using large number of human efforts. 

Thanks to the manufacturers of modern agricultural machines and tools that are being employed from the initial stage of cultivating the land to the output of the crops. We have ideal and reliable farm implements manufacturers who have been designing modern and latest machines and implements to help the farmers in fulfilling their needs. 

Here are some of the mostly used farm implements that are being providing instant support to the farmers in various needs:

Disc plough, offset disc harrow, mould board plough, ridger, disc ridger, front blade, agricultural loader, chisel plough, farm trailer, tine tillers, slasher, jib crane, post hole drigger, mounted tandem disc harrows, sub sylier, ditcher, inner row cultivator, sunflower thresher, seed drill, hydraulic tipping trailer, multi-purpose rear blade, fertilizer attachment inner, front bucket agricultural loader, zero tillage seed drill, potato planter, potato digger, lawn mower, rotavator, wheat thresher, rice thresher, corn sheller, boom sprayer, reaper, blower sprayer, fertilizer broad caster, adjustable pintle hook and swinging draw bar.

The designers of such farm machines have provided a rigid platform for the farmers to fulfill their tasks according to their specific needs. No doubt these implements have been very significant and all such machines are fruitful for both the production and for revenue generating needs. 

These machines have driven away all such problems that were hindering the farmers in different agricultural and farming tasks. Farmers do enjoy and work with pleasure in their farms by instant support of the agro machines and implements.