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Eyebolt and spring tension

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by joeco129, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. joeco129

    joeco129 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    I just replaced the 4 eyebolts on my plow. I have heard to tighten them so you can slide a piece of paper in between the sping coils... I also heard tight enough for a baseball card. What's correct and does it matter if your in between that range? Is it that critical? Is that amount of tension even enough? What do you guys find works best?

    My old bolts were so rusted I could not adjust them and I was tripping all the time last year and very easily. That's the reason I replaced them.
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The gap isn't critical.. just tighten them until they start to separate the coils....

    If it trip's a little to easy, tighten them a little more to fine tune it...

    I've also found that new springs need to be re-tighted after a few uses...