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Adding Springs

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by jgibb150, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. jgibb150

    jgibb150 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 29

    Is there anyway to add a third spring to a 7'6" western standard duty plow
     
  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    with a little bit of thought, some angle iron, and a welder you can add as many trip springs as you want.

    attached is a pic of my western. the blade is from the 1970's and started life as a 2 spring plow. Using an A frame from an '80's western pro plow i was able to add the center trip spring and shock absorber. i later added the two outside springs. its a lot easier to add additional springs to the late '80's and newer westerns.
     

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  3. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    what about just bigger ones? y add more if it has exsessive tripping then ur attack angle is probably wrong
     
  4. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    it has nothing to do with the attack angle. 2 trip springs will do just fine in a foot or 2 of powder. its the 2-5 inches of the wet, heavy, frozen snow/sleet mix that will make the blade trip - regardless of the angle. hitting that stuff is like hitting a curb. additional springs help keep the blade from tripping as often thus increasing the scrapping effect necesary to get down to pavement/gravel.

    from my experience i can say that adding the additional springs has made a big difference.
     
  5. jgibb150

    jgibb150 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 29

    Hey linckeil thanks for your help, but do you have any idea what the easiest way to add springs to my plow.
     
  6. schuitb

    schuitb Member
    Messages: 95

    Springs

    Hello, I was wanting to to the same thing to my standard plow... i have the spring already...

    My idea is to get a new quadrant for a pro plus or other plow that has three spring mounts.... I haven't checked on the sizes yet though.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The quadrants for the standard, pro, and pro plus don't interchange... Adding an additional spring isn't hard to do to your existing quadrant though... a little fab work and a bit of welding to add a bracket to the quadrant and one on the mold board is all you need..
     
  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,548

    This is one of my old plows that started its life a a 7.5ft standard. All i did was weld two angle pieces to hook the spring to and drilled two holes in the top of the molbard.

    Presto.... 4 springs now.

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    Last edited: Dec 19, 2007
  9. jgibb150

    jgibb150 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 29

    Philbilly2 thanks for pic that makes it look easy. Can you send me a pic of it closer down by where it pivots. you can just email it to me if you would at jngibbons@gmail.com thanks
     
  10. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,548

    I will try. I will have to zoom in on the picture that I have. I sold that plow a while ago and only have a few pictures. I'll give it hell though! :salute:
     
  11. jgibb150

    jgibb150 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 29

    I made some brackets for it tonight and got two more springs. Hopefully have it done by tomorrow. thanks again for the help.
     
  12. jgibb150

    jgibb150 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 29

    O by the way philbilly2 your email was perfect. thanks
     
  13. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,548

    Great, glad that I could help!
     
  14. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,548

    I got good pictures!

    Last night I had about 2 hours to kill so I threw a couple of springs on my plow.

    Sorry for the buggered welds, ran out of gas on my mig welder so I had to use Flux-Cored wire.

    I wasn't thinking stright when I started as you can see in the pictures, I had to cut away the back of my brackets to give the spring somwhere to go when the plow trips :(

    But hopefully this helps!

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  15. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,548

    here are the rest of the pictures

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