Department of Agriculture
Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization
RCEF Mechanization Program

Available Technologies

Hand Tractor


The hand tractor is a self-propelled machine used for plowing, harrowing, and leveling of field. It is designed to pull and propel trailed or mounted agricultural machinery and implements.

Compared to animals/human, it is more efficient and can perform better. It is also suitable in both wet and dry soil condition. Moreover, this multi-purpose farm machinery can be used especially for transport and hauling of farm inputs.

Engine 7-10 hp diesel, water cooled
Field capacity Minimum of 0.125 ha/h
Implements Disk plow, comb harrow, leveler, cage wheel, trailer
Other attachments Complete throttle lever, clutch lever
Labor requirement 1 person
  • Operates in harder condition than animal or human
  • Suitable in both wet and dry soil condition
  • Fairly simple mechanical design
  • Multi-purpose vehicle especially for transport and hauling of farm inputs