Basic Introduction to Disc Plough


     A disc plough is a farm implement that consists of a heavy blade at the end of a beam. It is usually attached to a team of livestock or motor vehicles pulling it, but is also driven by humans, and is used to break up soil clods and plow trenches in preparation for planting.

    Plows mainly include share plows, disc plows, rotary plows and other types.


    5,500 years ago, farmers in Mesopotamia and Egypt began to try to use plows. Early plows were made of Y-shaped wooden segments. The lower branch segment was carved into a pointed head and the upper two branches Then two handles were made. The plow was tied to a rope and pulled by an ox. The pointed head dug out a narrow shallow groove in the soil. Farmers could use the handles to drive the plow. By 3000 BC, the plow was improved. The tip is made into a plowshare that can break up the soil more powerfully, and a sloping bottom plate is added that can push the soil to the side. The Chinese plow evolved from the rake. It may still be called the rake at first. After oxen were used to pull the plough, the plow was gradually separated from the plough. The proper name for the plow came into being. The plow appeared in the Shang Dynasty and was recorded in oracle bone inscriptions. The early plows were simple in shape and appeared from the late Western Zhou Dynasty to the Spring and Autumn Period. Iron plows began to be pulled by oxen to plow fields. Straight-shaft plows appeared in the Western Han Dynasty. They only had plowshares and handrails. However, in areas lacking plowing oxen, step plows were commonly used. They were also used in ethnic minority areas in Sichuan, Guizhou and other provinces. There is a real thing with a tread plow. The tread plow is also called a foot plow. When used, it is stepped on with the feet to achieve the effect of turning the soil.

    The plow is shaped like a spoon, about six feet long, and has a crossbar of more than a foot. The place where the two hands catch it is also in the handle of the plow. A short handle is placed on the left side. The place where Zuoxian steps on is also in the handle of the plow. A short handle is placed on the left side. The place where the left foot steps is also a plow for five days. It can be used as an ox plowing for one day, but it is not as deep as the soil.

Post time: Sep-22-2023