Since the beginning of time, there have been people working outdoors. Many of the jobs that are done outside require hard labor. In times past a job outside could easily take most of the hours in a day. Thanks to modern innovations and inventions, many outdoor jobs have become much easier to do. Although there are many inventions that could be discussed, the following five have made a big impact on some of the most important industries.
There is no denying that the tractor is one of the most important inventions of the last century. Considering the impact of farming on the entire world, the tractor is certainly deserves mention on a list of the five inventions that have made outdoor jobs much easier. For a farmer, not only can a tractor prepare a field for planting in a fraction of the time of that of a horse and plow, a tractor can also help in the gathering of crops with great speed. The tractor has increased the productivity of farmers all around the world, and that’s benefited billions of people.
Commercial Riding Lawn Mowers
There have been a few inventions in modern times that have made cutting the lawn easier. For landscapers, perhaps the most important invention that has made their jobs easier is the commercial ride on lawn mower. When it comes to businesses getting their lawns cut, speed is important. Most companies don’t want to have the noise a lawn mower going for hours when business is being conducted. Riding lawn mowers make cutting large areas of lawn fast and easy. For private landowners, it is now possible to cut the lawn of a large parcel in a matter of minutes instead of hours. The commercial riding lawn mower has made mowing more enjoyable for landscaping professionals.
Nowadays, digging a big hole doesn’t take very long with the right equipment. A burial site or a site for a home’s foundation can be dug in a matter of hours. This is mostly thanks to the invention of the backhoe. The electronically engineered strength of a backhoe makes digging large holes nearly effortless. For construction workers, the backhoe has made building homes with strong foundations a much more simple process. Prior to the backhoe, most digging projects would be done manually with a shovel. Anyone who has ever dug any hole with a shovel knows how hard and slow manual digging can be. This is why the backhoe is such an important invention.
Cars and Large Trucks
These last two inventions have had the biggest impact on the efficiency of most outdoor jobs. The speed of transportation was dramatically increased when the first car was invented. From the time of the car until now, many variations of transportation vehicles have been developed and put to good use. Cars make getting from one job site to the next really easy, and they are great for basic delivery. Large trucks have made shipping and moving equipment much easier. Before large trucks, businesses and farmers would have to rely solely on trains or horse and trailer to get products to where they need to be. There is no way to fully measure how much modern vehicles have changed how outdoor jobs are done, but cars and trucks have made all industries do things better.