Can You Identify These Common Pieces Of Farming Equipment?

Ah, life on the farm. Day-to-day life just seems so simplistic and serene; well, that's what most city slickers think, anyway. Waking up at 4:30 a.m. to milk the cows and round up the chickens ain't easy! Not only are farmers' lives busy, but they also have to use a ton of complicated equipment every day. We bet you don't know your sickle from your backhoe — though now's your chance to prove us wrong.

This tool has between two and five tines and is used to grab and toss loose mediums like hay and straw.

Also called a rear actor, this digging device is usually attached to the rear of a tractor or front loader.

This flattens out soil by filling in air pockets and crushing rocks and clumps of dirt, creating a flat, tight seedbed.

This piece of machinery always seems to make its way into the lyrics of country songs. It's often used for hauling a trailer or other equipment.

This enormous hunk of metal circulates hot air throughout its walls, wicking moisture away from grains to prevent spoilage.

Having to traverse the farm via foot every day would be a nightmare. This four-wheeler helps farmers get around!

Often utilized for underground mining, this T-shaped hand tool is perfect for prying.

Looking a bit like a giant bear trap, this farming tool is used to loosen soil and unearth rocks and dirt clumps when pulled by a horse or tractor.

C'mon, you know this one! Use it to dig a hole to China at the beach, or prepare a garden bed in your backyard.

This cylindrical device is used to break down lumps and bumps in the dirt, making it perfect for planting crops.

A grim reaper costume is incomplete without his signature accessory, which is used for cutting grass and wheat.

Sometimes called a "honey wagon," this enormous piece of machinery is used to perform a much less-glamorous task than its name suggests.

Though it may sound promiscuous, this versatile horticultural hand tool is used for moving around soil.

Sometimes called a flat lifter, this guy does a similar job to a disc harrow or a drag harrow, just at deeper levels.

You may use this tined hand tool to clean up the crunchy leaves in your backyard come autumn.

To put it simply, this long belt easily transports grain from ground level to a higher level, usually to form a pile.

Though it's most often used in construction, farmers use it to lift and move large quantities of materials like rocks, soil, and manure.

Also called a reaping hook, this curved, sharp blade is used to cut grain crops by hand.

This portable mill creates livestock feed from raw grains, kind of acting like a giant food processor.


This device is used to crimp and crush freshly-cut hay, in order to speed up the drying process.

If you're going to be growing hanging fruits and nuts, this piece of equipment is pretty important for harvesting.

This machine merges the processes of reaping, threshing, and winnowing to effectively harvest grain crops, because we all know time is money.

This device showers crops with herbicides, pesticides, and/or necessary fertilizers.

This machine's sole purpose is for isolating and surfacing ripe tubers without damaging them.

A tractor usually pulls this simplistic device, which can carry hay or people! You may have sat in one of these during a haunted hay ride.

Your old man might sit in one of these on summer weekends, dedicated to keeping his precious lawn manicured to perfection.

In between the cutting and windrowing processes, this machine aerates and fluffs hay, allowing it to dry better and give it that golden yellow color.

This guy will till and turn your soil using tiny blades. They come in many sizes, some meant to be pushed, some pulled, and some driven.

There are three main kinds of this machine: turntable type, satellite type, and in-line type. They're used for swaddling bundles of hay in plastic.

This piece of machinery plants seeds in the ground without interrupting the topsoil. It eliminates the need for pricey tillage equipment!

This machine efficiently harvests a certain fluffy, white plant.

Though this may look like some giant mechanical spider, it's actually used to efficiently pluck ripe fruits from trees!

This machine forms grain crops into "windrows," or rows of cut grains laying out in the sun to dry.

Also called water-wheel and circle irrigation, this system rotates equipment around a pivot point, watering crops with sprinklers in the process.

This eco-friendly bin holds organic matter (like food scraps and unusable crops) while it breaks down into the soil, adding nutrients and keeping it moist in the process.

Sometimes called a chaser bin, it's essentially used to bring large quantities of crops, like corn, from point A to point B.

This farming device prepares root crops, such as sugar beets and potatoes, for harvesting by chopping off their unserviceable stems.

This piece of machinery is used for picking out the bad apples so to speak, leaving only the purest, most perfect fruits and vegetables to be sold.


This piece of equipment is necessary for the dairy industry, as it attaches to each of a cow's teats in order to milk it efficiently.

All of that firm, dense hay ain't going to move itself! So you have to use this contraption.