Effect of implement and soil parameters on penetration depth of a disc plow Academic Article uri icon


  • The effect of tilt angle and soil moisture content on the depth of penetration of a disc plow was determined in varying soil conditions. The experiment was conducted in three types of soils with five different moisture levels for four different tilt angles of the disc plow. It was observed that the depth of penetration decreased with the decrease in soil moisture content and increased with the decrease in tilt angle. At 16 tilt angle, the depth of cut was maximum at 9.3, 8.3 and 9.2% moisture content in clay-loam, sandy and sandy loam soils, respectively. The relationship among the depth of cut, soil moisture content and tilt angle was developed for each type of soil and it was found to be a power function with the depth of cut as dependent variable and moisture content of the soil and tilt angle of the plow as independent variables.

published proceedings

  • AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America

author list (cited authors)

  • Panigrahi, B., Mishra, J. N., & Swain, S.

complete list of authors

  • Panigrahi, B||Mishra, JN||Swain, S

publication date

  • March 1990