3 Farm Implements for Small-scale Farmers

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3 Farm Implements for Small-scale Farmers

Big farms need big farm machines. There are tons of articles on those. But what equipment does a regular smallholder farmer with few acres of land need? Small farms need small implements too. These are 3 important farm implements for small-scale farmers in Nigeria:

1)   Mowers

A mower is a small machine that cuts grass and other plants. Many home gardeners own a mower to help maintain their lawns and gardens. The mower uses one or more revolving blades to shorten For a small scale farmer, a good mower will help to cut neat rows in a lawn without much escaping.

There are different ride mowers in the market with different specifications and prices. Push mowers will do a fine job on a small garden at home. But a small farm with ample space on the field needs a dedicated mower with more features suited for that work rate. Some efficient types of small farm mowers are:

  1. Lawn tractors
  2. Rear engine tractors
  3. Garden tractors
  4. Zero-Turn tractors

2) Sprayers

Even smallholder farmers need fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides. This is where Sprayers come in. Sprayers are equipment used to apply liquid on a surface, plant or land area. Unlike other farm implements, the sprayer can be used for many purposes. There are different types of sprayers in the market depending on features and pricing. Some of them are:

  1. Hand-operated
  2. Low pressure,
  3. Air carrier
  4. Fogger
  5. High-pressure sprayers

Due to technological advancements, there are now drone-operated sprayers. Some of these sprayers have GPS features and in-built cameras for monitoring while spraying. Even if a smallholder farmer cannot purchase high-end sprayers, any kind of sprayer is a must to ease the farmer’s work.

3) Rake

Last but definitely not least, all small scale farms need a rake. A rake is a tool used for both farming and gardening. A rake is used to loosen the soil, and to remove dead grass from the farm. There are different types of manual rakes depending on the pricing and function.

Origin Automobile Works has a range of high-performance farm implements for Nigerian farmers at good prices. You can visit our store at 33, Imam Dauda, Surulere, Lagos to browse through the options and make a decision. Alternatively, you can speak with an expert to help you decide the best implement for your farm via info@oawng.com.


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