Mouldboard Plough

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History - Heavy Ploughs
... In the basic mouldboard plough the depth of the cut is adjusted by lifting against the runner in the furrow, which limited the weight of the plough to what the ploughman could easily lift ... These ploughs were fairly fragile, and were not suitable for breaking up the heavier soils of northern Europe ... wheels to replace the runner allowed the weight of the plough to increase, and in turn allowed the use of a much larger mouldboard faced in metal ...
History - Mouldboard Plough
... A major advance was the mouldboard plough (American spelling moldboard plow or turnplough, frame-plough), which not only cuts furrows with a share (cutting blade) but turns the soil ... ahead of the share (in front of the frog), a wedge-shaped cutting edge at the bottom front of the mouldboard with the landside of the frame supporting the undershare (below-ground component) ... size of the implement, and the number of furrows it is designed to plough at one time, a forecarriage with a wheel or wheels (known as a furrow wheel and support wheel) may be added to support the frame (wheeled ...

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