In this official Society of Ploughmen training video, two British ploughing champions show how to use both tractor-trailed and mounted ploughs correctly, in particular for vintage ploughing competitions.
Ken Chappell MBE, Executive Director of the Society of Ploughmen, with over thirty years of championship ploughing, was British vintage champion in 1997 and 1999 and European vintage champion in 1998. He demonstrates the use of the mounted plough, including the opening, ploughing and the finish.
Michael Watkins applies his skills to the trailed plough, again showing all the key elements of a competition plot. Michael won the British National Vintage Ploughing championship at his first attempt in 1998.
Beside the specially filmed plots, the programme includes major sections on how to identify and correct ploughing faults as well as the basic settings and adjustments of vintage ploughs.
The video has been directed and scripted by Brian Bell MBE, Britain’s most experienced author of farm machinery books and videos. The programme is narrated by David Chappell, twice British conventional ploughing champion and an experienced judge of ploughing matches. David also acts as guide to the good and bad practices seen in a local vintage ploughing competition.
Running Time: Approx 60mins