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Old 02-13-2010, 04:01 PM
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atv plow trip springs?

i made a plow for my outlander 800 and i need some heavy springs for it. i got the springs on it now but they are not heavy enough. it seems to be tripping all the time. the blade is a 60" i was wondering what would be a good springs for it?
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:38 PM
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you could just get like a heavy duty truck spring and cut it to fit.....i dont really know just an idea
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:28 PM
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What do you mean by heavy duty truck spring?
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:31 PM
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like a heavy duty truck

3500 dodge ram

350 ford

3500 chevy.....etc
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:08 PM
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you could just get like a heavy duty truck spring and cut it to fit.....i dont really know just an idea
please refrain from posting info you have no clue about.

revdawg, check with most any atv dealer, they can order them. Or you might find that with a little fabricating skills that a garage door spring (found at Lowes) can be made to work. They sell them according to door weight so the heaviest set they have will probably work.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:55 AM
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hey atleast i tried to help

my bad i said it was an idea
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:50 PM
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do you guys think that trampoline springs would work>?
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:44 PM
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they could....but not that well
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:44 PM
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atleast i dont think they would

i forgot that i could of edited that in

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Old 02-14-2010, 07:27 PM
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i made a plow for my outlander 800 and i need some heavy springs for it. i got the springs on it now but they are not heavy enough. it seems to be tripping all the time. the blade is a 60" i was wondering what would be a good springs for it?
Just use the same ones but add one or two more. I widened a 48" blade to 72" and added one more spring. Trampoline springs are basically the same so they can work too. The required pull may be more or less than required but just add or remove springs as required. Let's see pics when you get a chance too.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:11 PM
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trampoline springs WILL NOT WORK. I'm not going to repeat myself.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:13 PM
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i got a set of black plow springs for my home made plow. but they were way to strong, so i ended up going to fleet farm here. to get 2 lighter springs. well that worked but i added another in the center.. it worked perfect. well as for the black springs i got them off ebay.

i did a search for them. but had no luck. but there are these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MOOSE...Q5fAccessories
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:16 PM
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trampoline springs WILL NOT WORK. I'm not going to repeat myself.
Not trying to be a smart ass, but why not? I never directly compared the ones from our trampoline to the ones that were on my cycle-country blade but they looked similar. I just found a 3rd one to install in my hardware/junk box and it was heavier so I installed it in the center of the blade.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:54 PM
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how can a 6in long spring possibly be long enough to get pulled on a trip and not get stretched past it's usable length? The trip springs on my plow are twice that long and double the diameter.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:09 PM
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how can a 6in long spring possibly be long enough to get pulled on a trip and not get stretched past it's usable length? The trip springs on my plow are twice that long and double the diameter.
Ah, OK that would be right, I know our springs were not that size.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:35 AM
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trampoline springs WILL NOT WORK. I'm not going to repeat myself.
I hate to disagree but I've been using these for over four years now, tripped the plow too many times to count and they still work great.

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Old 02-24-2010, 06:33 AM
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Check out cycle country's replacement springs. When i refurbished my plow the newer springs were heavier stock than the older ones.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:56 AM
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I spoke to the company who sold me the plow system, I explained to them about the tripping problem and they called their warn distributor on my behalf! I was told the following... they are aware of the problem and are working on a fix as we speak. It was explained to me that the springs that were sold with the plow system were not made to manufacturing specs in china and after their first trip they loose the proper tension.

I was told that they will send me a new set of springs with greater tension which would be a temporary solution for the time being and which would prevent the blade from tripping.
I was also told that in a couple of months, i would receive another package from warn which would be a more permanent fix to the problem as their engineers design one.

Now is all of this BS? Who's to know as of now. But time will tell and what choice do I have... they refused to give me a refund... So, I'll have to just wait and see.

I'd be happy to hear from anyone having the same problems so i can compose a little data base so as this issue continues we are speaking with one strong voice and not a bunch of whiners! Please contact me by e-mail directly to be added!


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Old 03-05-2010, 03:08 PM
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i ended up using engine bonit springs
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:02 PM
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im starting to think that my blade is tripping so much cause where the blade mounts to the push frame. it seems to be up higher. giving it the extra leverage? how high up on the plow does your push frame attach. i might have to lower it down more
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