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Boss sport duty....adding a trip spring for use on commercial

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by zach5187, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. zach5187

    zach5187 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I came across a good deal on a 7' 6" boss sport duty plow. I know that this is for light use only. I am new to the business and just started my lawn and landscape business this year. I have a 2006 Ford 3/4 ext cab short bed 5.4 auto. I will be doing commercial and residential lots. Question is i know that this only has 2 trip springs. would it be a bad idea to just add a 3rd trip spring or maybe a total of 4 just so it does not trip as easily? any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance zach
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Adding springs to a plow is not going to make it heavier duty and a sport duty plow on a 3/4 ton truck is a mistake. Have you looked for mounts for that plow and truck combo? If you were doing your own drive you could maybe keep the unit together but using it commercially the weight of the truck will overcome the strength of the plow and the more springs you add to limit is ability to relieve some of that pressure the sooner it will be ready for the scrapyard.
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    There isn't a Sport Duty series mount for a 3/4 ton Ford anyway. That should be a clear indicator that it's a poor decision, which of course it is. :salute:
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Heavy duty plows are over rated. That 7.5' Sport Duty will be great on that 3/4 ton. :rolleyes:
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    There's little difference installing to little then too much. The difference is the OP would destroy a plow, the guy who installs too much plow destroys a truck.
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I was being sarcastic. That'ts why I put the :rolleyes: face.
     
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Oh I missed that:rolleyes:
     
  8. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    I agree and I am just here for the show:popcorn:::eek: WTG BASH