mole plough

Mole Plough

Mole plough on back of small Mercedes tractor

Mole Ploughing 1939

From Hastings Mail, 1939 –

‘Hawke’s Bay Electric Power Board members inspect the new cable laying machine at work near Hastings. This machine digs a 2 ft trench and lays a cable at the same time while steadily moving forward at a slow pace. The cable drum weighs five tons.’