A chisel plough is used for deep tillage of land. It prepares land through minimum soil disruption. It loosens the soil and leaves crop residue. A chisel plough helps reduce compaction effects and breaks up the hardpan. It does not turn the soil or invert it.
Uses and benefits of Chisel Plough Farm Implements
• It increases the soil’s fertility and enables soil’s circulation of moisture and air
• It ploughs deep up to 20 inches to enable proper crop root development
• Breaks through impermeable soil layers
• Aids in improved infiltration
• Enables better storage of rainwater
• Enables drought tolerance of crops
• Useful in zero-tillage farming
• Reduces the soil’s bulk density.
Chisel Plough Specifications
• Heavy steel box V-type frame without nuts and bolts
• Easily replaceable shovels
• Easily replaceable three tines that can penetrate up to 20 inches
• 1.20 meters working width
• Compatible with 50-85 HP tractors
Why Chisel Plough popular in Africa
Africa’s hard and rocky soils benefit from the use of Chisel Ploughs. A chisel plough shatters compaction and enables better storage of rainwater especially in soils that are dependent on rainwater. When the soil structure is improved using a Chisel Plough, yields of crops improve significantly.