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am at a loss. is there a trick to installing springs?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by birddseedd, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    i put the spring on. why the heck can i not get it off or back on again???

    my plow could be all screwy, i dono. probably.

    but my best guess is to remove all 4 springs, then at the time install all 4 at the same time. with the blade able to trip forward theres more room. they keep getting bound up, just not enough space in between the hole for the spring and the hole for the bolt...
  2. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    If memory serves me right, sometimes just tripping the blade forward against an immovable object will trip it enough to get the I bolt through...if I'm understanding what your saying.
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    I thought about that. pushing it against a curb. but i dono. jsut doesnt feel safe to me???

    anyone really do this?
  4. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Guess I just like living life on the edge...The alternative is to loosen all springs & do them simultaneously.
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    well. im thinkin of adding 2 more springs next year. if i do i think i will put a bar across the ribs closer to the top so it will be easier.

    course what i dont get is... i got it on once... how couldent i not get it a 2nd time???

    meh. dumb plow
  6. 86f350

    86f350 Member
    Messages: 64

    Ive never had that problem putting the 3 or 4 springs on. I just start all of them finger tight and then start cranking them down.
  7. drstiddy

    drstiddy Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    they are troublesome...but either do all at once...or push up against a curb slightly and set you parking break...once finger tight...back truck up and tighten. had to help buddy change one in a parking lot during snow storm once....luckily for him i carry an extra in my toolbox
  8. 60Grit

    60Grit Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    Put all the bolts on the springs. Attach all the springs to the a-frame then put all the bolts through the holes in the plow at once. Never had a problem doing them all at once. Made a pretty neat tool for the mvp springs if anyone wants to see. pm me
  9. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    i think a few of us would like to see it