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The history of farming begins 10,000 years ago

About 10,000 years ago in the Neolithic Period of present Western Asia, the history of agriculture starts. The first crops were grown with simple metal instruments invented at the end of the era.

It is thought that irrigation was first introduced in Egypt around 6,000 years B.C. The era when other parts of the world had embraced various agricultural practices involving instruments was the Bronze Age and the subsequent time periods. Animal households are becoming increasingly important. The planting of crops and the use of moldboard plows followed and agriculture became much healthier.

When new findings like the steam engine were introduced, agriculture was changed forever.

 The importance of the English Agricultural Revolution

The British Agricultural Revolution between the 17th and 19th centuries is an important period in the development of agriculture. A number of new methods for cultivation and crop rotation have been implemented, with a significant increase in productivity. The horse-drawn seed drill from Jethro Tull marked the start of the age. Wheeled machines were replaced by hand after the inventor Andre Meikle in 1719, and manual farming was replaced by sharp blades with wheeled machines. Before that, only ploughs and sickles had been used.  Yet blacksmith-made tools gradually got obsolete with the inventing of new machines. The equipment was primarily produced in small workshops. Their skills were crucial because the wood used to produce the agricultural equipment was replaced with metal. John Deere, who produced his earthquake's first series in the 1840s, is a good example. The first harvester was invented by Hiram Moore in 1835, when Ausie John Ridley was experimenting with the garlic striper.

Next were created horse-drawn reapers that were clearly much better than hand reapers. In 1826 the first reaper was built by Scotsman Patrick Bell. In the 1840s McCormick started producing plant equipment in the U.S. H. Moore symbol J. The first prototype of the classic combine appeared on the proprietary device of Hascall. In around the same time the combined harvesters became somewhat popular, and in 1842 the Case Company (called the Racine Threshing Machine Works).

The Ground Breaking System

The steam engine was introduced in the middle of XIX century. The steam powered plowing engine. The motors were also suitable for applications in mines, drilling machines and pumps. The manufacturers of these machines included Ransomes and Sims & Jefferies.

Amongst those who built steam tractors for ploughing, the Mann's Patent Steam Cart and the Wagon Company and the Richard Garrett & Sons were still heavy competition at the end of the 19th century. The internal combustion tractor was invented in 1896 by Charles Hart and Charles Parr.

In other words, maize harvesting and barn production were slowly mechanizing, and by 1890, a total of six firms manufactured combined harvesters in the United States.

The 20th century


The development of an agricultural machinery market marked the beginning of the 20th century. Several new inventions, including petrol and diesel engines, contributed to this rapid segment's development. The 1920s and 1930s marked the growth and introduction of new technology by many of the major firms we know today, including John Deere, Case, McCormick. In the manufacture of tractors and other equipment for the first time in history, rubber tires and hydraulics have been applied. Diesel engines have been used extensively in hybrid harvesters that were heavier and more powerful than steam.

In the mid-20th century, especially after the Second World War, there was a booming agricultural machinery industry. In the 1960s and 1970s farm machinery manufacturers started to expand in other countries around the world by exporting and manufacturing their goods. The widespread use of various machines has dramatically altered the economic situation in most countries as their agriculture sectors have grown rapidly.

The Technology

Eventually, in its operations the farming sector had incorporated all sorts of machines and software. For various farming activities equipment such as trucks and aircraft have also been used. Stationary motors and pumps, seed and planters constitute only a small part of agricultural equipment.  The tri-pointed hitch that was revolutionary and used by Henry Ford was developed by Harry Fergusson.

Alongside the machines, digital technologies of all kinds are used to increase the efficiency of the agricultural processes. Monitoring, data systems and GPS systems are already in use and automatic computers are used.

Every type of machinery known today can be found in the Sales Machinery listings.

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