The Ballast Shoulder Plough has 2 adjustable wings that can be altered to adjust the angle and area that the wing collects surplus ballast from or spreads the ballast across. It can be used to collect additional ballast in the cess and force the ballast over the cess rail and into the 4 foot. Likewise, the process can be repeated on the 6 foot rail to transpose the ballast into the 6 foot area. The benefit of this attachment over a profile bucket is that it can collect and spread material outside the width of the sleeper it is working on. The negative point with the Ballast Shoulder Plough being, unlike the ballast bucket, it can NOT pick up a bucket of ballast and carry ballast as the design of the attachment make it impossible.