Preserving the Walking Plow

Slater, Mo., collector’s antique farm equipment collection includes walking plows and sulky plows of all kinds

Side view of a Carey wooden moldboard plow dating to the late 1700s.
Side view of a Carey wooden moldboard plow dating to the late 1700s. Carey plows were made entirely of wood: handles, beam, standard and moldboard. The moldboard was faced with thin iron strips to prolong wear. A triangular wrought iron share was attached at the front of the moldboard to cut the soil.