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Newbi with a new truck and a HT Fisher plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jsecape, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. jsecape

    jsecape Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 24

    Hello all I am new to plowing.I now have a 09
    1500 with a Fisher HT..I plowed a friends driveway to day. It felt like the plow was going to fold under the truck.....HELP
     
  2. jsecape

    jsecape Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 24

    Why would this happen,any one..All most like the plow dug in and the truck would have flipped..
    Any one
     
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Are you talking about the edge tripping and the bouncing up?
     
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    Realy you want help how about a litle more info so we have SOMETHING to base our answer on

    where you plowing gravel?
    was it wet snow

    how deep was the snow
    was it driven on first
    was it packed down

    plus I dont know what "it feels like" is
    did the plow trip?
    did it lift the front of the truck up?

    you got to give us more info.
     
  5. jsecape

    jsecape Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 24

    Sorry My bad...The plow blade gets stuck grass,The hole thing bends down,I feel if i was going fast the truck would flip...what am i doing wrong.....
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    The whole plow should not bend. The trip edge should trip and you can keep going.
     
  7. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    I only have only had boss plows but when plowing over grass you're better off triggering up so you dont tear it
     
  8. RonWin

    RonWin Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    raise your plow up once you get to the edge of the road/driveway. you need to look outside your window to see where your plow front is while driving then do so. I just started plowing yesterday my first time ever. i did 4 drive ways with minial grass tearing. If you have to get out and shovel snow away from the garage/house/obstacles then do so. better safe then sorry. if your tearing clients grass or property prepare to be confronted about it
     
  9. superdog1

    superdog1 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Try using the shoes under the blade. Adjust them so that the blade rides maybe an 1/4 inch higher than the pavement. You may not get a 100% clean scrape, but at least you will plowing snow and NOT dirt and grass.:)
     
  10. jsecape

    jsecape Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 24

    How do i know if the trip edge is moving. I was plowing pavement then grass,that is when it happens.the blade and the hole plow bent down....
     
  11. jsecape

    jsecape Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 24

    was it wet snow no

    how deep was the snow 6 to 9
    was it driven on first yes
    was it packed down sum what

    plus I dont know what "it feels like" is
    did the plow trip?
    did it lift the front of the truck up? I think so
    I am so new to this....
     
  12. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,167

    I'm not familiar with fisher. Do they offer blade trip or just edge trip? Sounds like a blade trip that's doing what it's suppost too. As was mentioned before lift it up a little as you go into the grass.
     
  13. forbidden

    forbidden Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    Does the backside of the blade have big springs on it? If they do, the blade is designed to bend over if the bottom of the blade is making contact with an object that does not want to move easily. An example might be a concrete curb or a chunk of metal sticking up out of the concrete or yes, grass. If the springs are too loose, the blade will trip very easy and fold right over. Solution might be to tighten the springs some. If you are plowing at 50km/h, you need to slow the heck down before you destroy the blade, the truck, the grass or all of the above. Definitely lift the blade some as was previously mentioned when you hit the grassy areas.
     
  14. jsecape

    jsecape Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 24

  15. second income

    second income Member
    Messages: 82

    That is a trip edge plow, you should not see any part of the plow trip from the cab, if you are the unit is about to come off of the truck, that being said you will feel a fairly violent jolt when the edge trips on an object. As everyone has said you need to either keep the shoes on the plow or raise it a tad and keep the chain tight before you hit the grass, NO floating it will only dig in if the lawn is not completely frozen. I think you might need to find someone who has plowed before and let them show you some basics!
     
  16. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    I think... the trip edge dug in when you hit the grass this added resistance will cause the truck to lift, seen as the plow going down.

    did you dig up the lawn?

    you need to raise the plow before you hit the lawn.
     
  17. jsecape

    jsecape Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 24



    It did dig in. Then the little speed bump i made stoped the plow and truck.I tried to give the truck a little gas then the plow and lights bent down...at that time s said S^)(_*&_(*&_(*&^_)&_
     
  18. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    If your plow and lights "bent down" then you do not have it hooked up correctly. Are you sure you had the pins on the plow headgear locked on to the push plates? I am struggling to understand how the headgear on a Fisher plow with the lights attached could move like this and not cause catastrophic damage - the headgear becomes a fixed unit once it's pinned onto the truck:confused:
     
  19. jsecape

    jsecape Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 24

  20. jsecape

    jsecape Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 24

    I went about 4mph