When it comes to modern farming techniques, a tractor is, no doubt, a farmer’s soul mate on the field. There are various kinds of farm equipment available nowadays that can help you meet all the simple and challenging tasks on the ground.
These advanced farming pieces of equipment can be easily attached to the front and back of the tractors. From soil management to seeding, once you get your hands on these wonderful tractor attachments, you will not have to work tirelessly and drain buckets of sweat under the sun.
If you are looking for the perfect tractor attachment farm equipment for your Ford 4000 or any other model, here is a basic idea of some of the most popular farming equipment.
A plow is a must for agricultural farms. It consists of long blades that can cut furrows in the soil. Not only it loosens and turns the soil, but it also kills waste vegetation in the field. This primary step is extremely important in growing vegetation as it prepares the soil for planting. A plow is attached at the back of the tractor and gets dragged along as the tractor moves forward.
How to choose the right plow according to your need?
Moldboard blows have wing-shaped blades that cut into and turn the soil. If you have land that has not been used for growing crops before or abandoned for several years, then moldboard plows are ideal for you.
Chisel plows consist of long shanks, which are used to cut to a depth of a foot or more. This plow is ideal for lands that are regularly used in crop production.
Disc plow consists of rows of discs, and these are used to turn the soil. They are comparatively less effective at turning the soil, but they can cut weeds from the field. These are preferred for sticky or rocky lands.
Harrows are used to agitate the soil and prepare it further after plowing for agriculture. These can easily break down the clumps of soil. It also levels the soil surface and redistributes crops and weed residues evenly to prepare them for the next vegetation.
There are different types of harrows attachment available in the market. These are:
Spring harrows consist of flexible iron teeth in rows that can easily loosen up and agitate the soil.
Roller harrows are basically long spiked tubes that roll on the field and crush the clumps of the soil.
Chain harrows give an appearance of chain nets having spiked attachment and help to aerate the soil and spread fertilizers over the field.
Disc harrows consist of large discs attached in a row that helps to break up the soil efficiently and thus aerate the soil.
There are many types of fertilizer spreaders available in the market, varying according to the types of fertilizers used. For example, if you use liquid manure, you can choose a slurry spreader consisting of a spray that spreads the fertilizer effectively across the field. Similarly, if you use solid manure from livestock, then a manure spreader will be the best option to spread the manure evenly across your field. The latter one may need the use of harrow after applying the fertilizer to break down the chunks of solid manure and mix it well with the soil.
The most commonly used fertilizer spreader is a broadcast spreader that uses gravity to disperse the fertilizer in the field.
A seeder is commonly seen in a large-scale farm. It is explicitly designed to spread the seeds across large areas quickly, evenly, and efficiently as the hand-seedling method or small mechanical seeders are not enough for such large plots.
Some more equipment that can meet your specific needs on the field are following:
If you have a cornfield they a baler is a piece of essential farming equipment for you. Baler is used to collect the stock and wrap them in efficient bales. There are many types of balers available in the market, and you can buy them according to the amount you need to stock.
Mower attachment to the tractor can help meet a wide range of farming needs such as grass management and harvesting.
Transplanters attached to, and pulled by the tractors can do the job of transplanting plants in the field efficiently. It takes a large number of plants, digs holes, and then deposits these plants in the holes.