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anyone know how to adjust the trip springs ?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Sealer People, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Sealer People

    Sealer People Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    My 7.6 ft LT blizzar plow trips at everything it touches.

    I was told to adjust the trip springs

    Anyone know how ?

    I have 3 springs on the plow.

    Also, what type of oil should I have on hand???,, someone told me not to use transmittion fluid.

  2. eshskis

    eshskis Senior Member
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    Messages: 138

  3. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Looking down at your plow, you will see threaded rod with bolts, tighten each bolt until you can easily slip a piece of paper between the coils on the trip springs, if you run out of threads/adjustment, your springs are more than likely worn and need to be replaced. Also check the angle of your A frame, it should be Parallel to the ground. If it is going downhill, this will also cause your plow to trip easier than normal and must be corrected BEFORE you try any thing else.:drinkup:
  4. Sealer People

    Sealer People Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    thanks im gonna try that
  5. rocknrollrednec

    rocknrollrednec Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    just a little extra FYI- an A frame that's parallel with the ground will also help the cutting edge wear evenly.
    springs that are old and tired will normally have a section of coil that's deformed a bit, and can easily be moved laterally (side to side) by hand.