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springs will not thighten up

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by f250man, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I installed new springs and they will not spread apart to give it any tension. They are still very sloppy. They say you should be able to put a piece of paper between each coil but mine wont spread. Any help would be helpful. Steve
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Do you mean that you ran out of threads on the eye bolts before you got the springs correctly set?
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If you have to throw a couple of washers on,but check the springs first.
     
  4. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    if you ran out of thread and the springs never opened you better check the hinge pins down holding the a frame i bet there wore out and the plow has shifted back some, just an idea to check out.
     
  5. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    They said there are stops that are wore out I welded in new ones and still the same results. I guess I will try new pivot pins next. I did run out of thread on the eye bolts.
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The pivot pins might help but usually it's the pin holes, which are the 2 pieces of round tubing that the pins are in are usually what gets worn out.They will actually become oblong and cause a lot of slop at the pivot point. Also, look at the front of your moldboard just in front of the sector, many time the moldboard will have a slight outward dent all the way across where the moldboard has been bent back from the repeated action of returning from a forward trip. If it's bent back too far then the springs will appear to be too long, also very common on a Meyer blade...
     
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Looks like you will have the blade you have for sale. Or is it the one?