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10ft western tripping constantly

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by 02powerstroke, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    I have a 10ft western heavy weight and it seems to fold down constantly which is becoming dangerous because it sends me into on coming traffic when it does this. I adjusted the bolts all the way in that put tension on the springs and it seemed to help a little but it still does it. Should I try new springs or is this the nature of a full trip blade? It trips if I so much as hit a small (smaller than knee high) windrow from someone crossing the road. plus when I came back to our shop i started plowing the dirt road in and its not even digging in on the dirt and it trips.... any ideas
     
  2. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    Replace springs
     
  3. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    ok I will order new ones tomorrow. I bought the plow used to i have no idea how old they are. Any idea if they are the same springs and a normal pro plow they look the same dimension wise.
     
  4. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    I think they use the same size but not sure it they are
     
  5. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    anyone know how much tension I'm suppose to set them at?
     
  6. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    enough to fit a business card between the groves
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    They say a business card or something that just fits in between the coils on the spring. But its more of a preference