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plow shock

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Avitare, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. I hate the hard snap back when the plow tips.
    I am going to take the shock off and check it but I doubt
    if it has failed. It was installed a few years ago as an up-grade
    to a boss standard plow.
    And, I started using a 'yard guard' ( pipe over the cutter) about the
    same time -- which prevents digging in and tipping.
    So the shock has had very little 'action' in the last 4 years.

    Question: Is there any such thing as a gas-shock for plows ??
    The auto after market have heavy duty shocks but I have never
    heard of one for a plow.
    When the plow snaps back, the dogs get scared (they dont like
    swearing) and it even moves my mirror.

    Second thought--I had added the 4th spring a few years ago.
    Would that mean I have the ?WRONG spring (meant for a 3 spring plow?)

    Seems like there could be a bigger/better shock

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Went it trips back if you hit a pile of snow don't just lift it up, back up slowly until the blade returns to its normal position and then lift it up. Anit really much you can do.
  3. DUMZ

    DUMZ Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    sounds like you may just have your springs set to tight. Had problem with my old meyer... I cranked the springs way tight because i didn't like it when the plow tripped... after the bent the plow because It didn't trip i loosened them up and like said above just back out to let the plow return little bit nicer.
  4. tension

    I only have the springs barely 'cracked'.
    I can just slip a piece of paper between the coils.
    Note-- I have added a 4th spring and that is quite a change from stock.
    But the shock is 'factory' but installed at the dealer.

    the suggestions are good
    I may have had more trouble because the snow got warm and we were
    really peeling off a layer.

  5. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    when you're plowing @ higher speeds and you hit something thats just high/hard enough to trip the blade you wont be able to stop, the blade will just trip and keep going. so backing up wont be an option in those cases. maybe you can mod it for a double shock setup? dont have any experience with blade trips, just the trip edges in my case, just throwing out an idea.

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    Good Advice...

    The springs are there to protect your investment so to speak...I thought mine was tripping too easily too, but you have to consider the stress your putting your equipment through too...I am leaving my springs as they are (only a problem when attempting to scrape packed down snow or of course the occasional road "hazard" like manhole covers and such...
    I would have liked to have those nice rubber bushings on mine like the 29 T has (SnoWay)
  7. options

    Well I stopped at my dealer - Truck and Trailer and found that Boss has one shock
    for any plow.
    They have no options.
    Thinking of looking for a gas shock or some kind of rubber bumper stops

  8. spring and shock set-up


    I moved the upper mounting point for the springs by fabricating
    an angle on the top.
    this took the eye-bolts off the front flange and gave the springs
    a better angle for 'pull'. The shock was a boss kit from the dealer
    but a few years after starting with my first boss. (prior was western
    and meyer)

    FF treated 99% of the surfaces.

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