White Horse Leaf Spring Reset Plow
by Lynn R. Miller of Singing Horse Ranch
We were most fortunate to be able to see and try the new White Horse Machine Leaf Spring Reset Plow at this year’s Auction. This was made possible by Canadian reader Kerry Smith’s generosity. The Gap, Pennsylvania company has come up with a most important innovation permitting its riding plow to trip with an obstruction and then reset itself once the obstruction is passed. This is made possible with the ingenious flat spring that bows upwards to allow the jointed plow beam to swing back until the underground obstruction is passed.
The coulter-wheel is also spring loaded to allow for it to roll over stones without lifting the entire plow. Also employed is a single lever which allows both sides to be lifted evenly. The length of the tube-steel tongue is adjustable. The plow bottom features the White Horse modification on the design of the Kverneland-style bottom resulting in less draft.
As referenced in this issue’s editorial, soil conditions and time did not permit us to do an adequate job of testing the plow. But the knowledgeable people involved are convinced that the plow will work and work exceedingly well. Further evidence of the dramatic good future for animal power.