A plough in which a pointed iron shoe attached to an upright support is drawn along beneath the surface, making a hollow drainage channel resembling a mole’s burrow.
- As the mole plough progresses, cable is fed down through the blade, and is introduced into the ground.
- Today, where possible, all pipes are laid either using a mole plough or a thrust mole, both of which dramatically reduce ground surface disruption.
- Subsoilers or mole ploughs in modern use on the farm can cause new damage to those monuments which lay undisturbed for centuries below previous plough depths.
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