Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Farm Implements – Removing a Farmer's Workload

It is true that ‘a farmer’s work is never done.’ His job is long, hard and tiring. He has to grow crops, control weed, prevent livestock from ruining his work, and tackle the ruthless weather. With so much on his plate, how can he manage all of it? Simple – with implements.

A Farmer has an access to possibly more than a hundred tools for farming. All of these tools serve specific purpose and thus allow a farmer to maximize his efforts. Some of the tools he has access to are following:
  • Hay Balers
  • Ridgers
  • Diggers
  • Harrowers
  • Plows
  • Watering implement
  • Seeders

These are only to name a few. All of these implements, like mentioned, have specific purposes so it is crucial for a farmer to know what to use and where to use. Most of the implements are intended as add-ons to a tractor. These tools are meant to be used on the field and hence must not be used when driving on road.

But, where these tools solve an issue, they do raise some concerns. Farm implements must be kept in chains, or hitched because these implements are heavy, sometimes weighing more than the weight of the vehicle itself. Leaving implement unhitched can be unsafe. Also, the tractor must be powerful enough to tow and support the implements. It must also have powerful brakes.

The saying still holds true for a farmer, although evidently, his life has been eased to great extent.

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