The Moulboard Plough

A moulboard plough that produced a deep furrow and turned the earth after it had been cut by the coulter and share. 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.

Moulboard Plough, Geoffrey Luttrell Psalter (1325)
Moulboard Plough, Geoffrey Luttrell Psalter (1325)

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