The image of a multiplicity of combine harvesters traversing and harvesting the corn plains of North America is a powerful testament to the success of agricultural mechanization programs. Developments in control and instrumentation have also been notable including wellestablished innovations such as grain loss meters, work rate meters and crop density meters. For on-farm transport, American farmers continued to use horses well into the 1940s. In Asia, where farms are rarely big enough to support the purchase of a truck, farm-to-market transport is increasingly done by hired trucks or tractors. Rubber tires have given tractors a strong comparative advantage in most forms of transport.
For example, it appears that combine harvesters would be modestly profitable in the Indian Punjab, but their introduction would displace many migrant workers from the poorest regions (Laxminarayan and others 1981). In the absence of rapid employment growth elsewhere, the Indian government may be justified in banning combines.Making hay bales with a tractor is a common task in farming and agriculture. Here are the basic steps for making hay bales with a tractor:
Choose the right equipment: You will need a tractor with a hay baler attachment, and you will also need hay bale twine or netting to bind the bales.
Cut and dry the hay: The first step in making hay bales is to cut the hay and allow it to dry. This can be done using a mower or a hay cutter, and the hay should be allowed to dry in the field for a few days before being baled.
Set up the baler: Attach the baler to the tractor and adjust it to the correct settings for the type of hay and the size of bale you want to make. Make sure that the baler is properly secured to the tractor.
Start baling: Begin baling by driving the tractor in straight rows across the field. The baler will collect the hay as you go and compress it into bales. Make sure to follow a consistent pattern and to overlap your passes slightly to ensure that the entire field is covered.
Bind and stack the bales: As the bales are ejected from the baler, use twine or netting to bind them and stack them in a haystack or in a covered storage area.
By following these steps, you can efficiently and effectively make hay bales using a tractor.