This is a conduit installation technique with minimal environmental impact during installation. Plowing uses a plow blade that is pulled through the ground using a strong wire cable attached to a tracked towing unit. The blade runs through the ground at a pre-set depth to create a trench in which the cable or pipe is placed immediately after, before the soil has time to fill the trench.
This method also allows for tracer wire and marking tape to be laid in synchronization if required. This technique is often used in open areas in which a great distance of pipe or cable needs to be placed. Small groups of workmen can complete a great distance of plowing in minimal time leading to a cost effective option.