Farm machinery and equipment are used in farming to mainly save labour. This includes a great variety of devices with a wide range of complexity: from simple hand-held implements used since prehistoric times to the complex harvesters of modern mechanized agriculture. Browse below for a variety of machinery and equipment available in Zambian stores such as tractors, cultivators, pumps, grass trimmers, animal cages, incubators, animal drinkers and animal feeders. Suppliers are well informed and are willing to advise you on the best machinery and equipment options for the type of farming you are engaged in or would like to start.
Farm machinery and equipment means machinery and equipment specifically designed for use in livestock and dairy production or equipment and machinery not specifically designed for this use but which are directly and primarily used in livestock or dairy production except for common or ordinary hand tools.
Farm machinery means all machines and tools that are used in the production, harvesting, and care of farm products, and includes trailers that are used to transport agricultural produce.
Mechanization systems are categorized into human, animal and mechanical technologies. Based on the source of power, the technological levels of mechanization have been broadly classified as hand-tool technology, draught animal technology and mechanical power technology.
The modern farm machinery has upgraded the agricultural industry for the best. Some of the essential and most used machinery are Combine or Combine Harvester, Rotavator or Rotary Tiller, Plough or Plow, Tractor Trailer, Power Harrow, Leveler, water bowser, ripper machine, and disc harrow.
Mechanised agriculture is the process of using agricultural machinery to mechanise the work of agriculture, greatly increasing farm worker productivity. In modern times, powered machinery has replaced many farm jobs formerly carried out by manual labour or by working animals such as oxen, horses and mules.
The most common types of equipment and machinery used on farms include tractors, balers, combines, plows, mowers, planters, and sprayers.
Based on the power sources, three levels of mechanization can be differentiated: human power-based mechanization, animal power-based mechanization, and mechanical power-based mechanization
Farm mechanization refers to the development and use of machines that can take the place of human and animal power in agricultural processes. The mechanization of agriculture that took place during the 20th century led to major changes in how farmers plant, irrigate and harvest crops.