1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

fisher snow plow trip springs.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by dirtman, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. dirtman

    dirtman Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I need anyone's advice on changing fisher snowplow trip springs... is there any trick to compressing so the pins can be removed/installed etc...thanks very much
     
  2. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I think there is a special tool for such, and it's cheap to buy I hear.
     
  3. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Most often when buying from a dealer they will pre-load them for you if you ask.
     
  4. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Buy the preloaded ones!

    Soo-much easier! 20 years ago we would struggle compressing the springs and wasting time! Now you can buy them preloaded(about $90) cut the old ones out; do the repairs and your done in an hour or two depending on how many your changing.
     
  5. BJH Snow

    BJH Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Fisher Trip Spring Replacement

    Hello,

    If you contact you local Fisher Dealer they should be able to sell you the Fisher Spring Compression Tool. I know there are a few members on this website who could help you out. They run about $35. If you do a search on this site for Fisher Sping Compression Tools or something similar I am sure you will find people who can help you out.

    I replaced all of mine a few weeks back. I didn't have a tool, but made my own and was able to get them compressed safely and install them.

    Have a great day.
     
  6. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I use a rigid pipe wrench, a can of wd-40 and a bolt 5/16x3":confused: .I will elaborate if anyone is intrested.
     
  7. BJH Snow

    BJH Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Admswelding

    I am interested in hearing how you compressed your springs. If you have time I would like to hear about it.
     
  8. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Anyone try a Strut spring compressor? I havn;t had the need to replace springs yet but figured they would work.