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What are the most important farm implements?

28-Dec-2020 |  Asked by: Pavan

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A tractor without any implement attached is just another vehicle that we can simply drive. There are three mounting locations for attaching implements on tractors, namely: front, mid, and rear.

The mid-mounting position is the least popular attachment point of the tractor as mounting, and dismounting implement from this position is tiring and difficult. The most commonly seen mid-mounted implement is the mower deck. Attaching implements to the tractor’s rear, on the other hand, is achieved by using a drawbar or a three-point hitch. The three-point hitch is the more popular attachment method used by many tractor users as it allows the implement to be raised and lowered easily.
Implements
Most tractors that are marketed nowadays have one or two implements with varying combinations. There are those equipped with loaders and backhoe implements. Depending on the task at hand, the operator can select the appropriate implement to complete the job. There are several types of implements offered on the market today, and they include the following:

1. Box Blade
This device is pulled behind a tractor. Blades dig into the ground and then spread out the material into a flat, level layer. This is tool is great for making roads or paths as well as leveling out gravel for a parking lot. The box blade helps to take the guesswork out of smoothing and leveling the ground.

2. Mower/Cutter
A mower or cutter is made to cut grass and weeds down to a manageable height. Depending on the height and style of your tractor, this device can be used to mow the lawn, trim a baseball field, or even knock down the cheatgrass before fire season. These devices are useful for those who have acres to trim and a tight schedule in which to do it

3. Front End Loader
Its armed design allows you to connect it to a pallet loader, bucket, or several other tools to get the most usability. Whether you need to move a big pile of manure or pull pallets off your trailer, the loader implement comes in handy time after time.

4. Rear Blade
A rear blade helps to flatten and level materials. Attached to the rear of the tractor, the rear blade trails the tractor scraping off the prominent layer of material. This can be helpful for grading roads, level paths, or even scraping away snow.

5. Post Hole Digger
The post hole digger or auger is a PTO-driven implement designed to dig a hole into the ground. This implement is attached at the rear of the tractor using a three-point hitch and is connected to the tractor’s PTO shaft. The auger bit is available in different lengths and diameters.

6. Land Plane
Following in the path of the rear blade and box blade, the landplane is helpful for leveling out the road or another surface. It works well with gravel, dirt, and other materials. It can be used to level a job site, create or maintain a road, and many other tasks. It's more detailed design gives it more finesse and control in many applications.

7. Rotary Tiller
When you need to till in your cover crop or prepare a hard old field for new crops, a rotary tiller will be your best friend. Rotating tines cut deep into the soil and turn it up leaving a fresh layer of loose soil that's ready to accept seeds or starts.

   06-Jan-2021 |   Answer by: Ram

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