Steam Ploughing DVD: An Introduction to the Two Engine Cable Cultivation System




This programme provides information, explanation and demonstration of the processes and practices required of those who take part in two engine cable cultivation work and demonstrations.

The Steam Plough Club presents a film introducing the basics of how to go steam ploughing – an introduction to cable cultivation, providing information to their members on all aspects of what is involved in working and demonstrating the use of the engines and implements involved.

Now that nearly all of those who worked cultivating engines for a living are lost to us it may be difficult for the novice to pick up vital advice on how to go about working the tackle.

This film takes the viewer through all of the stages.

This includes which tools and equipment to carry on board, care of the rope or cable, lubrication of the engines and implements, setting it all up for works and then undertaking the job.

Importantly it covers the vital system of signals to be used between implement and engine, as advised by Fowler’s.

Throughout, the emphasis is on safe working particularly in the public domain.

The assumption is that the viewer comes with a basic understanding of traction engine management and is introduced into the different operation of the ploughing engine at work.

While the film is made with the beginner in mind, perhaps the more knowledgeable and experience will also find much of interest and to learn.

Approx. 100 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Avalon Video Productions.