Agricultural Machines

There are many different types of agricultural equipment used in farming and other agriculture, with YB Components supplying many of the necessary parts that keep the machines running. Agricultural motors, gearboxes, bearings, clutches and couplings are all kept in stock so they are ready to ship out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world.

The agricultural equipment itself ranges from small handheld power tools up to tractors and combine harvesters. There is also many other unpowered implements that will be towed or otherwise operated, with all of these machines and implements vital to both organic and non-organic agricultural procedures.

Most Common Agricultural Machines

The tractor is undoubtedly the most common machine used in agriculture, even if some of its original uses have been taken over by more specialised equipment over the years. Basically tractors push and pull heavy loads and other equipment all over the farm and are vital to its operations. They get their name from the purpose they were designed and built for, that is to generate high traction or a high tractive effort (torque) at slow speeds. They are robust and hardwearing, though will occasionally need the services of an agricultural gearbox supplier like Yorkshire-based YB Components.

Harvesting and tillage used to be common tasks for the tractor, but these are the main two uses that have been taken over by specialist equipment. More modern tillage implements such as disc harrows loosen the soil and kill weeds competing for the soil’s nutrients in the process.

Disc harrows use cutting edges in the shape of multiple concave metal discs positioned at an slanted angle. The discs can be of different sizes depending on the required result, and will usually consist of either two sections of offset discs or four sets of tandem discs. The offsetting of the discs make sure that they can repeatedly slice any part of the ground the harrow moves over.

The combine harvester is designed to harvest a variety of grain crops as efficiently as possible. The crops combines are used for include wheat, oats, rye, barley, corn and many others too. The combine’s name comes from the fact it combines the three necessary actions to harvest crops, namely reaping, threshing and winnowing. Combine harvesters may occasionally require an agricultural clutch supplier like Yorkshire-based YB Components.

Other Agricultural Machinery

Seeders and planters are necessary machines for the mass production of crops, with their job being to space the seeds out equally in long rows after the soil has been tilled by a harrow.

Travellers through the countryside will often see bales of hay standing in fields, especially towards the end of summer and throughout the autumn, and these are created by hay balers which tightly package grass into a storable form for the winter months.

Other lesser known equipment is often used to spread fertilizer and pesticides, while modern irrigation methods rely heavily on machinery such as engines and pumps. Many of these machines will need an agricultural gearbox supplier like Yorkshire-based YB Components.

If you require an agricultural clutch supplier in Yorkshire, then contact YB Components who are the UK’s leading agricultural gearbox and clutch supplier. Yorkshire-based and with local stocks ready to ship out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world.