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8.2 poly v broken return spring

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Custom Install, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Custom Install

    Custom Install Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have broken both return springs this season about 1 week apart it happened when the plow dropped to the pavement. just wondering if anyone else ever had this problem plow is about 3 years old
     
  2. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Springs break, but at least they're cheap. When it's icey like it has been this season, everything wears faster, and springs are the first thing to fail.
     
  3. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    The springs take a lot of wear and tear and like John said, the springs are the first to go, and cheap about $10.00 ea.
    Welcome to plowsite.
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I always carry extra return springs in the truck. Plus a few extra long eye bolts.
     
  5. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I broke a spring at the end of last season and one mid season this year. Keep a spare on hand as stated, they're only about $20 or so. They just wear and break!
     
  6. Custom Install

    Custom Install Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks a lot guys wasn't sure if anyone else had ever had that problem.
     
  7. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Make sure you get the 17 5/8 inch springs. Those are the proper length for return springs. The trip springs are 14 and some odd inches. When you tighten the springs down you want to make sure you can just barely fit a business card or piece of paper between the coils.
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Just broke one tonight. Maybe I'll fix it tomorrow or in Nov.
     
  9. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    52 Monday Grandview. I'm looking forward to it!
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Just fixed mine,about 5 minutes and that included a coffee break.

    broken boss spring.jpg

    broken boss spring2.jpg
     
  11. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    hey GV....ever heard of FF????
    that plows looks rusty to me
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    10 years in Buffalo with salt, it's trying to get back to it's natural elements.
     
  13. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,227

    I break a few a year the last one went flying and is still MIA after a 10 minute search.
     
  14. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Had one break and clanged into a school bus at my First Student bus account.Lucky it didn't take out a window.
     
  15. coyote

    coyote Member
    from montana
    Messages: 39

    I just broke one too on my boss v blade. Noticed that the holes, that the springs hook into, are wearing. Has anyone had that problem? Plow is 3 yrs old.
     
  16. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes. look at yours and then look at the pictures in my post above ,reinforced then so the holes don't oval out.
     
  17. Dewey

    Dewey Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    On my plow I put a clevis as large as I could put inand then hook the spring onto it , becuase I noticed mine were breaking on that side more often,,,, I haven't had as many problems since.
     
  18. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    welcome to the world of crappy boss springs. i BRAKE 1 TO 2 A YEAR AND THEY always BRAKE IN THE SAME PLACE kinda makes you think maybe there is a manufacturing problem. but will boss fix it, NO, they can sell more springs this way.
     
  19. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Don't tighten the springs to much ,you just need enough to bring the wing back.Also any type of spring works.I even use the Meyer ones.
     
  20. coyote

    coyote Member
    from montana
    Messages: 39

    Thanks Dewey...was also thinking of a sleeve in the frame part.