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FARM TOOLS UPDATED AGRICULTURE NOTES FREE

FARM TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

TOOL

A tool is any instrument held in the hand and used to do work

EQUIPMENT

This is something used for specific purpose

Why farmers use tools and equipment

  • To increase efficiency
  • To make farm operations easier
  • To minimize injuries
  • To enhance production

Precautions in handling tools and equipment

  • Proper maintenance
  • Proper use of tools
  • Proper storage
  • Use safety devices and clothing
  • Proper dressing
  • Skilful handling of tools

Categories of farm tools and equipment

  1. Garden tools and equipment
  2. Livestock production tools and equipment
  3. Workshop tools and equipment
  4. Plumbing tools and equipment
  5. Masonry tools and equipment

Factors determining the choice of tools to use

  • The task to be performed
  • The tools efficiency
  • The level of knowledge and skill of user
  • Availability of the tools

 

 

General maintenance practices of farm tools

  • Sharpen the cutting edge
  • Grease the moving parts
  • Repair or replace worn out parts
  • Proper and safe storage
  • Clean after use
  • Tighten loose nut and bolts
  • Oil and paint before long storage

Reasons for maintaining farm tools and equipment

  • To increase lifespan / durability
  • To improve efficiency
  • To avoid injury
  • Reduce production cost

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