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Is 6 springs too many?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by birddseedd, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    dotn get me wrong, 4 is great. so much better than 2. but, it still trips pretty bad if the snow is wet before i drive over it.
     
  2. meborder

    meborder Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    All right ... ill bite :)

    arent you already having trouble getting the 4 springs you have back on? How's 2 more gonna help ya out if you cant get em on ;)

    on a more serious note, what about just adding more pre-tension to the springs you have?
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  3. chevboy167

    chevboy167 Member
    Messages: 96

    hello. is the plow A frame level ( parallel) with the ground/surface? attack angle of cutting edge may be too steep causing more frequent tripping. just a thought.
     
  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    it is level to the ground.
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    you can do that?
     
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Get a Fisher, and forget about it.

    .....
     
  7. chevboy167

    chevboy167 Member
    Messages: 96

    how old are ALL the springs? also like meborder susgested, tighten the springs up by adjusting the spring eye bolts. normal tension is so that a buisness card can fit between the spring coils with little effort.
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    honestly iv been contemplating drewling over somethign else. another guy had a thread about a weld they did on one of tho most crucial components that had 0 penetration. even i do better than that.
     
  9. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    2 bought this year 2 last year. their adjusted so paper can get through them. i figured i wasen't supposed to go any tighter than that.
     
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    6 isnt to many I had 6 on a 80s model western 8'
     
  11. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    ya. i might add 2 more and a shock obsorber next year. its real annoying at the end of a drive when i pack the snow down and have to scrape it up and the blade keeps tripping.