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how to mount springs

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by progossman, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. progossman

    progossman Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have an older plow, it's a Diamond. When I got it, the torsion springs were broken off. I have some new ones, but I am not sure how to put them on, or even which way they go on the plow. If someone can look at the picture of the springs and has any info, I would be very grateful. Thank you.

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  2. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    You have to pull the trip edge pins then the springs go in splitting the vertical rib of the moldboard. They can be a bear to do. Last time I did one I tipped the plow over to the trip edge was up in the air. Pull one pin and do one spring at a time. Be careful, even one spring will clamp the trip edge and pinch anything in the gap.
     
  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Pro-
    I do not thing those are the correct ones for the old style diamond. They are the seperate ones that have a "left" and a "right". I am doing this now. Still waiting for 4 more springs to come in. I use a long thick wall tube to get them back on and kind of act as a breaker bar. It is also a good idea to replace the pipe/bushing the springs ride on.
    You can see my project here.

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=64257

    T.J.
     
  4. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    The springs he has are middle generation from say early 90s right after Meyer bought Diamond but before they atarted using 2 meter extension springs mounted vertically.

    TJS the springs you are talking about are for the older Diamonds from the 80s I think and yes those had a left and right.

    I hope he got the right ones for the blade he has.
     
  5. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    I think my Diamond is from 79 maybe.
    Here is what I have.

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    T.J.