The Farm Equipment Identification Quiz

By: Talin Vartanian

A tractor is a commonly used type of farm equipment that can be ridden by a person. It may also be attached to several other types of farm machinery.

A combine harvester is used for many types of crops, and is typically long in length. These types of machines are also considered to reduce economic costs associated with labor.

A wagon is an easy-to-maneuver vessel that can store and transport a variety of farm goods. Most wagons also have four wheels.

A backhoe can dig through a variety of soil, and is commonly referred to as a back actor. It's typically used for excavating purposes.

A harrow is used to make soil more smooth for crop growth. It's often used after the surface has been "plowed."

A seed drill is used to place many seeds into the soil, which is usually measured out to a certain depth. The more evenly the seeds are, the more evenly the crops will grow.

Crops can turn into bales with the help of a baler, which are very large pieces of farm equipment. A bale is when you "bundle" pieces of crops together.

A manure spreader is used to spread an even layer of manure on land. Manure is fecal matter that is used to fertilize soil.

A plow is used to "turn" the top layer of soil. Animals, like horses and mules, used to "plow" through soil, but now modern machines are used.

Broadcast spreaders come in various sizes; some are small and can be pushed with a handle, while others are large enough to cover a wide range of space. These are also called broadcast "seeders."

A cultipacker is used to smooth out a seedbed, while getting rid of air pockets that may disrupt the growth process of crops. The back of a cultipacker has a set of wheels that gently "rolls" over the surface of soil.

A sickle is a hook-shaped blade that is used for cutting through crops. The handle of a sickle may also be very short in length.

A hoe is used for a variety of farm aspects, including weed removal and for collecting crops. This tool is also great for clearing and shaping soil.

A sprayer holds a variety of liquids that are used for spraying crops. Such liquids can be used to kill weeds, pests or grow crops.

A transplanter is used to disperse seedlings into the soil. Some transplanters are large in size, while some are small enough to be pushed with a handle.

A mower comes in a variety of variations, such as drum, riding, sickle-bar and brush mowers. These may be used for pastures, lawns and hay.

A scythe features a long, curved blade with a long handle. It's also used for cultivating a variety of hay and crops, especially before machines were invented.

Rakes can either be hand-held with a single rod, or be attached to a tractor. They come in many variations and are used mainly for hay in a field.

A cultivator is used cultivate soil, and may be attached to the back of a tractor. They can also distribute residue in the soil that can ward off weeds.

As its name implies, a cotton picker is used to collect a wide variety of cotton. They are often very large in size and can collect several rows of cotton at a time.

Before potatoes can be harvested, their stems have to be removed, which is where a haulm topper comes in. They can also be both front and rear-mounted.

A reaper-binder cuts and binds a variety of crops. This may also be mounted on a tractor, and are considered to be a variation of the reaper.

A swather is used to create windrows in a field of crops. A windrow is an even layer of cut crops that form a row.

A mechanical tree shaker does what its name implies: It's used on trees to harvest the fruits. This is accomplished using a built-in hydraulic cylinder.

A tedder is used in the production of hay, especially before the windrowing process. Hay can also dry faster with the use of this machine.

A hay rake is used to create windrows of cut hay. Hay is also continuously "turned over" for a faster drying process.

A bale wrapper is used to cover bundles of hay in plastic (these bundles of hay are also known as "bales"). These plastic-covered bales are then used to create silage.

A subsoiler is used on soil that is deep in the ground for crop growth. The soil also becomes more "loose" from this machine.

A chaser bin has a screw conveyor built in that is used to carry and move grains. These types of machines may also be attached to a tractor.

A roller is used for breaking down soil for crop growth. They are typically mounted in front of a tractor and feature long lengths of "rollers."

A flail mower is used to cut dense and/or thick types of grass. It's also utilized for tall grass, and contains many flails on the underside of the drum.

A post pounder is used to push fences into a land/field. This is also called a "post knocker," and is typically made of steel.

A skid-steer loader has "arms" that are used to lift and move a variety of objects. Several attachments can be used on this type of loader, like a trencher attachment and a power-driven auger attachment.

A diet feeder is used to feed a variety of livestock. This machine has paddles and blades inside that help "turn" various types of animal food.

A stone picker is used to remove rocks from the soil for efficient crop growth. This type of machine is also called a "rock picker."

A gravity wagon is used to store and carry a variety of crops. Because of its "slanted" shape, crops can be released easily due to gravity.

A grain hopper trailer is primarily used to store and carry a large amount of grains. These can also be attached to a tractor.

A bale lifter is used to carry and transport a variety of heavy bales. A bale is a large bundle of hay that is tightly wrapped together.

A hay conditioner is used to dry hay in an even and quick fashion. This is done primarily by crushing the hay into a flat layer.

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About This Quiz

A variety of farm equipment is used to grow, cultivate and produce fruits, vegetables, grains and livestock. This quiz is a compilation of 40 different kinds of farm equipment that are used on a daily basis.

Let's take a look at some types of farm equipment that you may be familiar with. A tractor, for instance, is used to conveniently ride around a field, but can also be attached to things like a seed drill, a cultipacker and a plow. You might also know what a manure spreader is, which is used to evenly spread manure into soil.

Here are a few types of farm equipment that you have probably never heard of. A skid-steer loader has "arms" that are used to lift and move a variety of objects. It can also be attached with trencher attachments and power-driven auger attachments. Another type of farm equipment is a roller (which is also a type of attachment) and is used to "roll out" soil to make it smooth and even. Crops like to grow in soil that is loose, broken down and free of rocks and debris.

So, do you think you know enough about farm equipment to take this quiz? We'll give you the image and a brief description of the farm equipment, and all you have to do is guess what the name of it is! Take this quiz now to see how well you can do!


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