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Extra Spring?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by mchur01, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. mchur01

    mchur01 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    I have a western 7 1/2ft STD weight ultra mount plow, it seems to trip rather easily can I add a 3rd spring? I have checked the 2 that r on there & they seem to b fine, not loose or slacked. Thanks
  2. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    the springs are supposed to be just tight enough so that a piece of paper fits in. thats a start, i have heard of trip springs being bad if this is a newer plow
  3. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    If you put too much spring tension you risk breaking your center pivot bolt. Consider replacing the two that are there before you add another, they may just be too weak.
  4. mchur01

    mchur01 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    Thanks guys, it's an older unit so I'll try replacing both of the old springs.