America has long been a land where agricultural has played a significant role in 0growing the country. The drive to conquer the Wester lands required the establishment of self-sufficient farms. In fact, from the very beginning, America had to be self-sufficient. In place such as Lynden in Washington State and Charlestown, Rhode Island, pioneers with their basic farmers equipment, were essential merely not to just claim the land, but also to provide sustenance to all.
At first, farmers fed themselves and their families. As times became more stable and the land base grew, others began to benefit from the work of the farmer. Technology and hard work combined to produce larger farms and bigger crops. As cities grew and they no longer had the means, the time or the land to grow their food, farmers were there to fill the gap. The exchange has rarely equitable, but the bond remains.
Farm Crops and Farm Equipment in Washington State
The state of Washington is home to around 36,000 farms. Technology is behind the ability of both large and small holdings to produce the crops of the area. Fruit is one of the main stays in the state. Apples lead the list of fruit crops that include raspberries and sweet cherries. Other crops around Lynden, Bellingham and other urban centers, include:
- Sweet corn
While much of the apple picking in Washington State is still done by hand, other crops are more highly mechanized. In fact, no matter what a farmer is growing, he or she requires the employment of a variety of equipment. Farmers equipment for many farms include the following types:
- Conveyor belts
- Fertilizer spreaders
- Herbicide and/or pesticide sprayers
- Loading machines
- Ploughs or plows and irrigators
- Tractors – of all sizes and models and types
Some pieces of equipment are attachments added on to a larger tractor. This extends the ability of a single piece of equipment to perform work. It allows a single individual to diversify without substantially increasing the costs through purchasing specialized larger pieces of equipment.
Farmers Equipment: Different Models, Sizes and Types
All these farmers’ tools come in different models, sizes and types. They may require the hiring of an operator or the farmer or a member of his or her family will handle the operations of the equipment. It will depend upon a number of factors including the size of the property, the crop, the experience of the individuals and, of course, the amount of money available. In many instances, however, it will begin with a single piece of farmers equipment – the basic and durable tractor.