- Tractors (5,126)
- Combine/Forage harvesters (2,735)
- Seeding/Drilling equipment (1,426)
- Soil preparation equipment (5,555)
- Fertilising/Plant protection equipment (2,135)
- Feeding equipment (847)
- Grass and forage processing equipment (3,434)
- Slurry/Manure equipment (462)
- Forestry equipment (713)
- Garden and urban equipment (3,061)
Find the largest selection of used farm machinery auctions, forestry, and wine & fruit industry and general used agricultural machinery. Farming equipment here includes machines such as farm tractors, combines, power rake, forage harvesters, seeding and drilling equipment, garden equipment, ploughs, farm machinery attachments and many others. Make a selection, compare and buy the best deal!
Agricultural Machinery & Farm Equipment
Farm equipment is used not only in agriculture, but also in forestry, fruit & wine production. Agricultural machinery are largely mobile and can either be self-driven or are driven by the universal towing vehicle, the tractor. If part of the machine requires power, this can usually be provided by the tractor as well. A typical agri machinery has to move and process relatively large volumes and masses, and must operational in all circumstances, including adverse weather conditions. Energy efficiency has always been important for the agriculture machines. Classic farm machinery is therefore built to be robust and functional so to acquire used farm equipment could be very efficient.
Buying Used Farm Machinery for Sale at Auctions
Agriculture machinery can be classed as equipment that is used in the operation of a farm or other facility for the cultivation of plants and animals for consumption and other purposes. The period of the Industrial Revolution saw a great leap forward in the speed and efficiency of agriculture equipments used to aid in farming and the increased effectiveness of the processes by which agriculture was effected. The advent of modern steam engines power and the traction engine enabled machinery in the developed world to largely take over the heavy pulling work previously undertaken by oxen, horses and other domesticated animals. The internal combustion engine brought to agriculture a golden era which, to a great extent, we still enjoy today. The basic methodology of such equipment has changed relatively recently since the 20th century. Computer monitoring systems, GPS and programmable controls have all helped to make the operator's work easier, but the designs of farming equipment remain essentially the same, so that you know that when you buy second hand farm machinery you will be investing in agriculture equipments that have been solidly tested the world over and which have stood the test of time.
Used agriculture machinery can be found quickly and easily at auction. Among farm machinery sales, farm equipment auctions allow you to browse a wide selection of farming implements at your convenience and locate a real bargain. However, there can be a bewildering array of used agricultural tools and equipment offered online so that it's very useful to have one comprehensive and well trusted site listing a huge range of items from a plethora of locations.
Development of Agriculture Equipment
An increase in the use of information technology in the agricultural sector and in the farming equipment came about during the last few years before the millennium. It's recommendable to buy used farm equipment as this develops and changes constantly. An example are the tractors and excavators, monitors replaced individual instruments and control systems on farm tractors dashboard, therefore used tractors for sale or used ag machinery are recommendable to search. Standardized data connections allowed intelligent working tools to be controlled from the driver's cab; these were fully integrated into the control system of the towing vehicle. Satellite navigation opened up new ways to optimize work flows in agriculture industry. With a GPS-data logger, the vehicle's parameters like speed, rotation, instantaneous power, fuel economy can be logged and then using the geographical coordinates, can be linked to a load profile. The movements of livestock can also be determined using this method. There are new possibilities to automate keeping livestock, including the implementation of near-field communication in all farming machines. In cattle farming, every animal with the corresponding marking or sensor can be identified using a machine. This method is used to individually administer feed or to open and close gates.
Farm Equipment Types by Applications
The spectrum of the types of farm equipment used is just as wide. In addition to the classifications of stationary, self-driven and farm equipment with external drives, the most important differentiation is the area of application for the many special types of agricultural equipments available in agricultural technology. Despite the universally applicable tractors, single-application machines including straw balers, milking machines or harvesters, are the most prominent.
Mobile, but not self-driven farm equipment is separated into three groups, depending on the type of towing vehicle. Generally, this vehicle is exclusively used to provide movement. There are numerous types of agricultural and forestry trailers like the plough, harrow, simple hay turning machines, hay sweep, seeding machines, drilling machines and harvesters like the cucumber harvesting machine, which is used to manually harvest low-growing plants like cucumbers or strawberries. The second group are agricultural machines that are not only moved by the tractor, but also powered by it.
Attachments like front loaders, rear stackers, dozer blades and snow ploughs, universal spreaders and solid fertilizer distributors are farm machines that don't only require a towing vehicle for movement, but also the power from the vehicle's built-in mechanics. This also includes straw balers and bale wrappers, bale collectors and bale clamps, manure spreaders and honey wagons for distributing slurry. Machines used to prepare the land like digging machines, stone collectors or tillers belong in this machine category. Planting machines like potato planters, and beet & potato harvesters are also in this category. Mowers and threshers that fall into these categories are commonly replaced by a combined harvester with its own motor.
The third group of farm equipment and machines that rely on externally produced power are those that do not move during operation. This includes, for example, irrigation and slurry pumps to help produce liquid fertilizer, ground drill and pile drivers, chaff cutters, wood splitters, circular saws (for example, the sliding table saw), power generators and blowing machines.
Agriculture machinery has developed into autonomous machines out of accessory equipment in order to increase performance. The combined harvester, and also the beet harvester, are both particularly noteworthy machines. Further types of autonomous farming machinery include smaller machines from stable and stall technology and special machines for fruit and wine between other different agricultural equipment. This includes machines for cellars, wine presses, fruit mills and machines for filtering juice. The agriculture scenario changes with the time and so do the machinery and hence few enterprises and individuals who are interested in testing the efficiency of various machines from different manufacturers and models tend to buy cheap used farm equipment in order to save money and resources on brand new ag machinery instead.
Stationary Farm Equipment
Stationary machines make up a large part of the agricultural technology field as the used equipment do. In addition to universally applicable machines and devices used for stable technology, there is also specialized livestock equipment available within barn and field technology. For example, the systems for taking care of animal's hooves, cattle brushes, stall ventilators, concrete feeders and automatic drinking systems. Further subcategories found within stationary farm equipments include tank and conveyor systems, dispensing equipment and scales.
Why Used Tractors and Combine Harvesters?
Tractors perform the majority of work on modern farms. They pull equipment which ploughs, tills, seeds and more. Here you will find a wide selection of used tractors that includes agricultural machinery produced by leading manufacturers such as JOHN DEERE, MASSEY FERGUSON, CASE, FORD, NEW HOLLAND, CATERPILLAR, KUBOTA and MAHINDRA, as well as many lesser known brands. Due to their robust design tractors as well as other kinds of farming equipment can be relied upon to give many years of excellent service. Used combine harvesters can often be found for sale offered by large factory farms that simply wish to upgrade their machine stock. You can still find forty or even fifty year old items of this category that are still going strong.
A Wide Range of Other Used Farm Equipment
Used seeding and drilling equipment, as well as tools used for preparation of soil, is also in ready supply, ready to fulfill this vital function. Fertilizing and plant protection equipment can also be found in the used market, as can feeding equipment and grass and forage processing equipment. On different ends of the scale there is used forestry equipment to be purchased from various dealers and used garden and urban equipment available to the smaller scale private user. Even used slurry and manure equipment can be located and purchased from farm machinery auctions.
Online Agricultural and Farm Machinery Auctions
Although the history of auctions can be traced back to 500 B.C., it wasn't until the 17th century that they became relatively commonplace events. In the early years of the 21st century it was reported by the National Auctioneers Association that agricultural machinery and equipment was one of the fastest growing auction sectors. This trend has continued, aided by the increasing popularity of online auctions. In recent years online farm machinery auctions have vastly expanded the parameters of possibility for auctions. Such farm auctions, conducted by email, began even before the first web browser for personal computers became available. In 1995 the first internet based auctions grew rapidly in popularity due to the obvious advantages of online auction systems, such as electronic automated bids and the use of search engines to find items quickly.
Online farm equipment auctions offer a fast and easy means of disposing of unwanted inventory, leading to a boon for buyers, who can then be the purchasers of some real bargains. There are considerable savings to be enjoyed by buyers, who can save themselves considerable amounts of money by buying used agricultural equipment. Prior to making your selection, you can see detailed information and clear photographs of the agricultural vehicles and farm equipment on offer, giving you the opportunity to compare and contrast prices and determine exactly what items would be most suitable for your requirements. You will attain a deeper understanding of market conditions thanks to the overview provided by online farm auctions and can then bid in confidence, knowing that you will be securing yourself a bargain buy.
Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers
Four corporations make up the biggest brands of farm machinery and farm implements manufacturing:
- AGCO (including FENDT, LAVERDA and MASSEY FERGUSON)
- NEW HOLLAND (STEYR)
- JOHN DEERE (including FELLA, KEMPER, LANZ, TIMBERJACK)
Additionally, there are a number of independent firms, small and medium-sized companies that mainly supply niche markets with specialized machines. These include CRAMER, FARMTECH, KIRCHNER, KRAMER, LINDNER, MC HALE, PÖTTINGER,
SAME DEUTZ-FAHR, VALTRA and YANMAR. Some car manufacturers are also active in the field of farm equipment, particularly in the production of tractors. These include FIAT, FORD, LEYLAND and RENAULT. CLAAS took over the agricultural technology sector through its production of tractors. As there are various types of machines in the agricultural field for numerous number of applications it's better to have an extensive knowledge in order to know what to buy. It's possible to find a wide range of agricultural machinery and agricultural implements for sale on TradeMachines.com such as general tractors, combine harvesters, farm tractors, seeding & drilling equipment, manure spreaders, gardening and forestry equipment too.