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The Many Uses of a Farm Tractor

Sep 18th 2014 at 4:49 AM

Thought by people as a mean of transport, tractors are a lot more than that. A tractor is the farmer’s most dependable tool. It is the thing a farmer spends most of his time with. In the last few decades, dozens of attachable tools have been invented which have made the farmer’s thumb greener.

Tractors are easy to maneuver, multipurpose and save a cultivator huge amount of time and effort. To a layman the incredible price of a tractor will seem sky-high, but a grower knows it’s more than worth it. Knowledgeable farmer of today needs just the tractor for farming. More or less everything else can be used as an add-on. Some of the uses have been listed as a display of tractor’s dominating power.

To Till the Land

The most basic use of tractor besides transportation is tilling. Attaching the add-on of plow, a farmer can cultivate the land effortlessly. By using the right accessory, he can shatter lumps and make the soil ripe for farming.

To Plant or Till the Land

After the lumps have been broken and the ground leveled, the add-on of drill or planter can be used with the tractor to plant the seeds. The grower just drives the vehicle through the area and distributes the seed without having to spend hours in the scorching sun.

To Spray

Once the seeds have been planted, the vehicle can once again be used – this time, to spray and fend off the insects from the plants.

To Transfer Material

Then of course there is the conveyance and delivery factor. The truck can be used as a mean of transport not only for farmers, but for the animals and materials as well. A farmer can now load and carry the items no matter how heavy they are even to distant locations.

So you see a tractor is not limited to driving. The key is to understand the functions of every accessory and how your tractor can be used to do things just mentioned. Just make sure to follow all safety precautions before utilizing those farming implements.

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