|Age Available||Castle Age|
|Stats||Farms have +125 Food, Villagers carry +1 Food|
|Available To||All civilisations|
Following the implementation of the chest horse collar, the next important innovation for European farming was the heavy plow. This was a large wood and metal plow that could bite deep into the dense, rich soil deposited on the European plains following the last Ice Age. The heavy grasses in these areas defied previous attempts to plow. The heavy plow pulled behind strong horses bred for power broke open these soils. This opened vast tracks of land that proved very productive and greatly increased food production. Populations climbed as a result.
|Economic Technologies (Age of Empires II)|
Town Center: I: Loom II: Wheelbarrow III: Hand Cart