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Old 09-12-2019, 06:52:54 AM
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Another excellent YouTube video.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:48:58 AM
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I have come across that video before. truly impressive. The depth of furrow and the speed is something that would be rarely seen now. I have seen video of another similar sized plough pulled by 3 cat d10 dozers and they made very slow progress and struggled for grip at times. The ploughing engines I would imagine would work better for the situation. Would be very impressive to watch in person.
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Default Re: Now that’s a Plough

Hello all
I noticed that impressive video was made sometime after WWII. I wonder if they had a spare bow of a Destroyer sitting around so they made it into a plow?
Is that an engine sitting in the middle of the plow?

Obviously zero til hadn't been invented then.

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It really is impressive to watch. The quality of the video is incredible. If only we could hear the roar of those steam engines working. I really like the extension rims on the steam engine. The diesel engine on the plow seems to be there to power the hydraulic controls of the plow. Looks like a fun day was had by all.

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Default Re: Now that’s a Plough

Deep ploughing has many benefits.. Most of this was done to bring sand up to the top so it would be mixed with the clay.. I have heard one of the most dangerous jobs was that of the plough operator? Question: why do we spell it here in the states as plow??

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Yes Scotty, that is an engine in the middle and it appears to be driving the hydraulics for the plough.
At the 4 minute 40 second mark and again around the 8 minute mark you can see the hydraulic pipes and levers that the operator uses as he goes forward. At times it appears that 4 operators are on the plough at one time that I noticed.
Not sure what the hydraulics are for but I am guessing it at least does the steering of that huge wheel as you can see it change direction as it starts to move forward. There looks like a total or 4 levers with 8 pipes going to the operator.
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