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Moose tripping

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by lagwagon, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. lagwagon

    lagwagon Member
    Messages: 50

    I have the 60" Moose County plow, rapid mount, - first time plower, so I have nothing to compare to... Increasingly the plow is tripping and folding right over with the slightest amount of snow and resistance. I have tightened the spring bolt, now about 2" sticks out the top. No change.

    If the springs are no longer useful, how long should they last? This is the sixth time I have used the plow, bought it new last Feb. I am either doing something seriously wrong or completely disappointed in this setup.

    Thanks in advance for your insight.
     
  2. 00bluegtp

    00bluegtp Member
    Messages: 71

    Well I had a problem similar to this on my grizzly with a moose plow.. Although my dad had a cycle country plow on his and his didn't do that. I think the sprins are too weak on the moose plows or somthing... I ended up just puting skids on it and it solved the problem. Are you plowing on a rough surface? Also I just noticed it is a 60'' setup I am pretty sure that they use the same pushtube/spring setup for all moose plows, there for if I where you I would crank them up since its such a big blade.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
  3. lagwagon

    lagwagon Member
    Messages: 50

    Thanks for the reply. I am plowing on new asphalt.
     
  4. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    I would just keep adding more tension to the springs till you get it to what you like.

    Sublime out.

    I have had my Moose plow since 02 and once I got the springs et how I wanted have not had to mess eith them at all
     
  5. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    I don't have a Moose plow so this may not apply. I have found in the past if I adjust the stops so the blade tips back slightly it helps keep the blade from prematurely tripping. I also found the down pressure system helps but that is only available for a Cycle Country system.
     
  6. K31Scout

    K31Scout Junior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 4

    I have a 60" Moose County blade and get no tipping even with the nuts hardly screwed down at all. I still have my skids set raising the blade maybe 2 inches up off the ground. I want to build a good base before I take them off.
     
  7. yellowking750

    yellowking750 Junior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 3

    I have a brand new 50" Moose plow with a big curl in the top of it from tripping over and getting caught on the ground. It keeps tripping and doesnt seem to matter how much I tighten down the springs. Newbie as well. I also have the quick mount I wonder if this is part of the problem. Glad to see i am not the only one with the problem.
     
  8. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    word to what Reb said about the backstops.

    What type of angle is the blade at when on the ground you want it slooping back toward your quad. you can adjust those blocks on the backside to get the blade to lean back more. this will help with the tripping as if its leaning back more as it will take more force to make it trip as well.
     
  9. Mnflyboy

    Mnflyboy Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Been following this thread with interest cuz I'm seeing the same thing with my 72" Rm3 setup on my 09 Rhino. Have changed the blade angle and tightened up the springs as this thread has suggested but boy it sure does trip easy.....too easy in my estimation. Anyone else have any tips??? The yard is still a little ruff and I'm trying to get my base layer built up but holy cow I've got to creep along for fear of running over the thing. One thing I do notice is that it doesn't trip as easy when angled vs straight ahead.

    Jaye(Mn)
     
  10. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    Something to keep in mind is if it has tripped several times the springs are stretched out some. May require new springs or tighten the existing ones even more.
     
  11. skamaniac

    skamaniac Member
    Messages: 38

    I think if you keep tightening the springs you are just stretching them out quicker. I have tightened mine and don't see much difference so i backed them off and changed the blade angle slightly. Having the springs trip is to protect your equipment which is a good thing. If i have an area that trips my plow, i don't raise it but back blade the area slowly and then work it back and forth slowly over that area to keep it from tripping and work it down. This is where a down pressure system would work wonders.
     
  12. lagwagon

    lagwagon Member
    Messages: 50

    Can you fellow Moose owners ask your respective dealers and/or Moose Utilities Inc, then post your findings.

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  13. yellowking750

    yellowking750 Junior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 3

    UPDATE

    Well I did what was mentioned above and changed a few things and tightened the spring tension a half inch. Changed the stop blocks which allows it to tip the blade back more. This made the feet hold the scrapper bar way to high took out 5 washers and it looked great. Tried it out on the new snow yesterday and it worked AWESOME just like how I thought it should of worked from the beginning. Just goes to show some dealers mechanics don’t have a clue.

    Thanks for all the help it was fun plowing the snow when it worked like it was suppose to!
     
  14. yellowking750

    yellowking750 Junior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 3

    I forgot to add that I bent back the blade corner the best I could and really kicking the idea around about saying something to my dealer to get an ew one. It was their bad set up that caused the problem to begin with.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    I thought this was going to be about the official past time of Mainuhs by mercer me. :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  16. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Who the heck rolled over the mossy stone & let you out?!?!?!?! :waving:

    BTW, I thought it read "moose tipping" myself at first. :laughing:
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Shoot, I just read it again and it still looked like moose tipping. :drinkup:

    But then I've been up since 0130.