During the two decades after the transition the technical and technological development of the Hungarian agriculture was determined by the preparation for the EU accession and the adequacy to the performance and technological requirements of the new farm structure of the post-transition era. After the accession the quality based change of farm equipment was characteristic by modern, high performance units which were suitable to meet the requirements of the environmental sustainability, improving the competitive production of farms. In the small scale private farms the rollout of the old and depreciated tools were slower than the investments. This was unfavorable for the expected decrease of the average age of the farm assets. The research is based on the database of the censuses of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office.