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trip springs

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by fordzilla1155, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. fordzilla1155

    fordzilla1155 Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    After this iceburg of a storm, I sprung 3 out of 4 trip springs? These were replaced with the $8.00 no name brand. Has anyone found a spring that does not sprung?
     
  2. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    What do you mean by "sprung". I have had 1 trip spring break right at the mounting eye once. Now if any wear is seen in that spot all the trip springs and eye bolts are replaced.
     
  3. fordzilla1155

    fordzilla1155 Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    spring steel is out of alignment very loose
     
  4. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Loose trip springs are a sign that the pivot pins are worn or the stops(what keeps the blade from tilting back toward the truck) are worn. Chances are the springs are still good.
    Loosen up the trip springs and check for play in the pivot pins. If OK then build up some weld on the stops.
     
  5. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Make sure your pivot pins are not worn real bad. Tighten your King Bolt and ram bolts. The springs need adjusted to the point where the coils just start to separate.
    I have 3 Non -OEM springs on my 4 sping-er that have been on the plow for 5 years.
    It trips great when it needs to.