Machinery Focus Photo Review: Machines
Agriculture has always changed, it never stops and the constant renewal of the fleet of machines testifies to this simple truth.
The machines we use to cultivate are one of the most obvious indicators of this constant development. They are visible to those on the ground and those who pass by in their cars and are therefore often an indicator of progress.
It is rare, however, that spectacular innovation disrupts farming methods overnight. Innovation is incremental, and capturing some of these gains as they happen isn’t always the easiest task.
New machines or old revamped?
It often happens that a slight change in a machine’s specs is heralded aloud across hills and valleys while another fairly important invention can barely slip a whisper.
The importance of a modification or a completely new machine is seldom apparent, only time can pronounce the verdict on what will last and what will fade, and often inventions will have the greatest impact on their own. ‘in a way that was never intended.
No matter how important a new device or technique might be, the majesty of earthworking machines is still captivating to many of us, so here are some of my favorite moments captured on camera.
Keep an eye on Agriland for the second part of the Machinery Focus photo review, next time looking at people and places.