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spring adjustment

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by leigh, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Anyone ever try to tighten the springs on 810 wings. Whats the best way to get in there? Do the springs twist when you try to turn nuts? Thanks
     
  2. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,504

    Leigh, I have a 8611LP pre DD. I don't know if it's similar in design to yours but I would think so. I tightened my box springs last season because the drivers side actually came out of the hole the spring goes into at the wing. I just raised the plow and did it from underneath where the eye bolt and nut are on the outer side of the slide box in the middle of the plow. Not easy to get to but do-able. The spring will not twist. Dont go too tight or you'll be braking springs. If yours is different than mine, just disreguard everything you just read.
     
  3. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Thanks. Sounds like the same layout. I tried to loosen trip springs and let the plow lay forward so I could get to the nut , but they wouldn't loosen easily. I'll try from underneath. thanks
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,974

    Is it A predd plow?
     
  5. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Yes it is, bought in 2006.That's why it's still going strong!
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,974

    That's tight. Just looking at mine. Might just be easier to pull the wing and box out
     
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,504

    No, that's not easier. I used an air socket wrench and a deep well socket. Make sure to use jack stands under the plow when crawling under there.
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,974

    Well, I have never tried to do it while in the plow so I can't answer myself. But my questions are. Why are you adjusting the springs? You dont take your boxes out and clean and grease every year and tighten the springs then?
     
  9. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,504

    No, I don't do that. When I did have them apart I Fluid Filmed the crap out of everything inside there. It's good you do it if you have the ambition.
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,974

    Ambition, or fear of breaking or a seized wing pin. With 5 blizzards and me being the sole mechanic, I can't afford for anything to break or seize in the middle if a snow storm
     
  11. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Never noticed that they were adjustable! I replaced both angle cylinders and welded a crack in edge of rib near slidebox.Noticed wing was a little lose. I usually just wash after each event and pb blast in there.Never thought to remove whole box,looked like a pain and never saw that as part of maintenance.Live and learn.