Equipment types and categories

When you add a machine or implement, you will be asked to select an equipment type. The different machinery and implement types are shown below, with some examples.

Machinery types

  • Combine harvester – e.g., Case Axial-Flow
  • Forage harvester – e.g., Krone Big X
  • Other – use for any other self propelled equipment – e.g., John Deere Gator, sugar beet harvester
  • Self propelled sprayer – e.g., Amazone Pantera
  • Tractor – e.g., NH T6.180

Implement types

  • Baler – e.g., round baler
  • Combine Header – e.g., 7m draper header
  • Cultivator – use for any land work equipment – eg., plough, tines, Cambridge rolls
  • Forage Header – e.g., maize header
  • Harvester – use for any trailed harvesting equipment – e.g., potato harvester
  • Mower – e.g., rear-mounted mower
  • Other – use for any other implements – e.g., tedder
  • Planter – e.g., Horsch sprinter, Mzuri Pro-Till
  • Sprayer – e.g., Hardi 3000l
  • Spreader – e.g., Kuhn Axis

Machine or implement?

A machine is any unit of equipment which powers its own movement – for example, a tractor, ATV, or self-propelled sprayer.

An implement is any unit of equipment which engages with the ground or applies a product to a field – for example, a drill, fertiliser spreader, or set of rolls.

Some pieces of equipment fit into both of these categories, so may need setting up as both a machine and an implement. For example, a combine or forage harvester should be entered as a machine (the harvester itself) and an implement (the header).