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's being developed at the present time. Read on to know more.

Farm tools and their uses with pictures

Farm tools and their uses

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

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

The examples of simple farm tools and their uses:

  • Bolo
Bolo tool

Photo: thebushcraftstore.co.uk

READ ALSO: Cash crops in Nigeria and where they are found

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

  • Crowbar
Crowbar tool

Photo: taylorrentalocala.com

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
Mattock tool

Photo: homedepot.com

It is a very useful tool to dig and break stones.

  • Grab-hoe
Grab hoe tool

Photo: indiamart.com

This tool helps to brake hard topsoil.

  • Spade
Spade tool

Photo: ffx.co.uk

For removing soil or trash, dig canals and so on.

  • Shovel
Shovel tool

READ ALSO: How to Start Cocoa Farming in Nigeria?

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

  • Rake
Rake tool

Photo: homebase.co.uk

To clean the ground and level the topsoil.

  • Spading fork
Fork tool

Photo: gemplers.com

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

  • Light hoe
Farm hoe

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

  • Hand Trowel
Trowel tool

Photo: beatsons.co.uk

For loosening the soil around plants.

  • Hand cultivator
Cultivator tool

Photo: sneeboer.com

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

  • Hand fork
Farm fork

Photo: homedepot.com

This is the tool for inter-row cultivation.

  • Pruning shears
Shears tool

A great tool to cut branches of trees and bushes.

  • Ax
Farm ax

Photo: cwbchicago.com

It helps to cut big size branches.

  • Knife
Knife tool

Photo: jikkocutlery.com

A universal tool for cutting

  • Sprinklers
Sprinklers tool

The tool for watering plants.

  • Sprayers
Spray tool

Used for spraying insecticides.

  • Wheelbarrow
Wheel tool

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

  • Sickle
Sickle tool

Photo: cgtrader.com

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

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

  • Tractor
Farm tractor

Photo: deere.com

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

  • Cultivator
Farm cultivator

Photo: ien.kverneland.com

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
Farm packer

Photo: mifflintownrental.com

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

  • Plough
Farm plough

Photo: instructables.com

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
Farm harrow

Photo: caseih.com

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

  • Subsoiler
Farm subsoiler

The tool is tractor-mounted equipment that is used to break up and loosen the soil while deep tillage. It is used to improve growth of crops in the areas where the soil compaction is a problem. See also: Bank of Agriculture loan application requirements and procedure.

  • Irrigation sprinkler or water sprinkler
Farm irrigation

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
Farm roller

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

  • Seed drill
Farm drill

Photo: agromaster.com

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.

READ ALSO: Types of farming systems in Africa

Subscribe to watch new videos

Source: Naija.ng

Related news
Okra vegetables and men's health

Okra vegetables and men's health

Okra vegetables and men's health
NAIJ.com
Mailfire view pixel