Difference between revisions of "Moulboard plough"

From Cunnan
Jump to navigationJump to search
m
Line 1: Line 1:
A moulboard plough - or ''mouldboard plough'' that produced a deep furrow and turned the earth after it had been cut by the [[coulter]] and [[shear]]. The moulboard was the device for guiding the plough and turning the earth over. To get the right depth for the seed the plough has to both cut and turn the earth. Moulboard ploughs were mainly used in heavy clay areas. Farmers tended to prefer wheeled ploughs on sandy soils.
+
A moulboard plough - or ''mouldboard plough'' that produced a deep furrow and turned the earth after it had been cut by the [[coulter]] and [[shear]]. The moulboard guides the plough and turns over the earth. To get the right depth for the seed the plough has to both cut and turn the earth. Moulboard ploughs were mainly used in heavy clay areas and were pulled by cattle or horses. Farmers prefered [[wheeled plough]]s on sandy soils.
  
 
They have the advantage of being able to plant seeds about 4"/10cm below the soil surface, and can also has better control over weeds by burying the "weed seeds" too deep for them to establish.
 
They have the advantage of being able to plant seeds about 4"/10cm below the soil surface, and can also has better control over weeds by burying the "weed seeds" too deep for them to establish.
 +
 +
[[Image:moulboard_plough.jpg]]

Revision as of 08:29, 26 June 2003

A moulboard plough - or mouldboard plough that produced a deep furrow and turned the earth after it had been cut by the coulter and shear. The moulboard guides the plough and turns over the earth. To get the right depth for the seed the plough has to both cut and turn the earth. Moulboard ploughs were mainly used in heavy clay areas and were pulled by cattle or horses. Farmers prefered wheeled ploughs on sandy soils.

They have the advantage of being able to plant seeds about 4"/10cm below the soil surface, and can also has better control over weeds by burying the "weed seeds" too deep for them to establish.

Moulboard plough.jpg