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too much slack on trip springs

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by dlang, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. dlang

    dlang Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I just got this meyer plow blade used cheap and this is my first plow setup alltogether. I noticed that the springs were loose and there was no adjustment left so I took the a-frame off to get a better look at things. It appears that the sector assembly is angled to far towards the top of the blade closing up the space for the springs. I smacked it pretty good with a sledge to see if I could get it to move back down but it won't budge. Is it supposed to be able to rotate on the long cross pin ? If so, what holds it downward while the springs pull upward ? See attached pictures. Is it fixable ? I just got it for my 500 ft driveway.
    Thanks for any help,
    Duane

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  2. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Your missing the center bolt.
     
  3. dlang

    dlang Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I'm not sure which bolt you're talking about. I removed the king pin bolt to pull the a-frame off. Is there another bolt that missing ?
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The pivot pins and probably tubes are worn out thus the sector stops have jumped under the horizontal angle on the moldboard and the sector has moved away from the moldboard too far. Very common on an old Meyer, time for some new pins and tubes.