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Successful Farming Tools of the Year 2021

We searched the latest innovations from manufacturers for a tool chest of necessities on the farm and ranch.

Tools are as essential to farming and ranching as horsepower. Nothing short of the latest tractor introduction draws the same kind of attention from producers as new and innovative tool designs and shop supplies that are tailor-fit to help them in the shop, in the field – wherever.

Editor's Choice Tools of the Year 2021
Successful Farming has launched its exclusive “Tools of the Year” program to highlight tools that get the job done.

Tools of the Year 2021 - Recommended
Our well-versed editorial team selected one tool as an “Editor’s Choice” and other tools as “Recommended.”

We will roll out the 2021 must-have tools and shop supplies over the coming weeks:

October 2021 Tools of the Year

Power Tools

Cordless, corded and air tools that drill, drive, cut, grind and finish.

Hand Tools

Automotive wrenches, pliers, cutters, nippers, hammers, drivers, and files.

Ratchets & Sockets

Ratchet handles, torque wrenches and SAE and metric socket sets.

Shop Supplies

Lubricants, tire and tube sealants, gasket makers, engine belts and heavy-duty cleaners.


Flashlights to work lights and light towers tailorfit for farming.

Tool Boxes and Workbenches

Tools and parts storage containers, work surfaces and workbench advances.

Welding & Metalworking Tools

Stick, MIG and TIG welders, plasma cutters, torches, grinders and metal saws.

Shop Essentials

Vises, floor jacks, borescopes and cleaning inventions.  

We welcome your feedback and nominations for 2022.

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