The stump-jump plough is a kind of plough invented in South Australia in the late 19th century by Richard Bowyer Smith to solve the particular problem of preparing mallee lands for cultivation.
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... The Stump-jump plough was an Australian invention of the 1870s, designed to cope with the breaking up of new farming land, that contains many tree stumps and rocks that would be very ... The plough uses a moveable weight to hold the ploughshare in position ... is thrown upwards, clear of the obstacle, to avoid breaking the plough's harness or linkage ploughing can be continued when the weight is returned to the earth after the obstacle is ...
... In 1876 a special plough was invented by agricultural machinery apprentice Richard Bowyer Smith, and later developed and perfected by his brother, Clarence Herbert Smith, on the Yorke Peninsula (where the problem ... The plough consisted of any number of hinged shares when the blade encountered an underground obstacle like a mallee stump, it would rise out of the ground ... Although a little unorthodox, the plough in action appearing "like a ship in a storm", it proved remarkably effective, and was dubbed the "stump-jump" plough ...
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