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Turk-key wings come off when tripped

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by captjack, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. captjack

    captjack Member
    Messages: 53

    Iwas wondering if this is the way they are designed. When I trip the blade I have to get out and hang them back on. Is this normal. Thet were mounted as per the directions and are on a 8ft western.

    They move an unbelieveable amount of snow. I was amazed, this was my first run with them.

    jack
     
  2. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    CAPT.......I had the same prob with my turkeys........
    I just added a foot of x-ta chain attached to existing
    chain and ran it under the top
    roll on the back side of the plow so they only ride
    up so high and not come out of track.........
    Had my bud drill a hole in the bottom of one of the
    wings V-s (that ride in slot) and used a clevis ? pin
    so they will only ride up so high and not come out
    of track. Works better !!!!!!
    Pleased so far as i have a T shaped lot and the snow
    has to get pushed WAY out back as I can't stack out
    front...keep us posted................geo
     
  3. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    How about a few pics of the Turkey Wings. I have seen them on their site but how bout a few real world pics.

    Thanks Guys,
    Mark K
     
  4. captjack

    captjack Member
    Messages: 53

    Here is a pic - not real good but......

    2003_0207_0511271aa.jpg
     
  5. captjack

    captjack Member
    Messages: 53

    one more - sorry they are not great pics

    2003_0207_0511161aa.jpg
     
  6. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    CAPT............Awesome pix of those turkeys
    and ultra ?mount in action ! Can shove a lot
    of snow outta the way with those babies !
    Try the clevis pin deal first on the bottom of
    the V-s so they will still trip ! Mine are workin'
    fine now.
    Yea-Yea should of bought a V plow...But tooooo
    cheap and I got a lot of cars and such to work
    around.....And the ground clearance on these new
    ultra Vs on GM trucks worried me !
    Bring on that snow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2003
  7. captjack

    captjack Member
    Messages: 53

    I am still trying to picture this clevis pin idea? Do you hang a chain from the bottom of the v that rides in the slot and hook it to a clevis so that when the blade trips it pulls the chain through the slot but stops when the clevis hits the slot?

    Pics would be nice - lol If you have some

    thanks,
    captjack
     
  8. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Hey Capt,
    Those look like they work real well.
    Snow looks like the heavy wet type.
    Thanks for the pics
    Mark K
     
  9. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    CAPT....Just take the wing itself...Ya know the wings
    themselves that have V-s or sorta like points
    that slide in the slots. The bottom one ya drill a hole
    in it. Put in slots and put the pin in. Still slides up and
    down but won't pop outta the track. I tried the chain
    deal first..It worked ok......Pins are easier and if ya hit
    too hard the pin breaks instead of bending stuff !
    Wish I had pixs....Any more questions post !
     
  10. captjack

    captjack Member
    Messages: 53

    ok i understand the pin st up now. I was thinking of a chain that would let the "v" to slide up almost out of the slot. That way it would let the plow trip almost all the way. Just some thoughts

    jack
     
  11. captjack

    captjack Member
    Messages: 53

    ok i understand the pin st up now. I was thinking of a chain that would let the "v" to slide up almost out of the slot. That way it would let the plow trip almost all the way. Just some thoughts

    jack
     
  12. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    If you can get some pics, I would be interested in see them.

    I have the turkeywings but not hooked up yet.

    Rick
     
  13. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I believe the wings are meant to come off,if the blade trips fully.If they are coming off all the time maybe you need to adjust your trip springs ?

    If you have an older western with three trip springs then cranking them up tighter will help a lot.Even better would be to add a fourth.

    If you have the newer style with the four springs,just crank them up a little,and it should help.Crank them up too much,with the four springs,and it will be too hard to trip
     
  14. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    YEA...When they fully trip they DO pop outta the
    track...But the clevis? pin stops that. Anyways
    when the blade trips the wings should just push
    into the snow...unless its ice packed.
    The pins solved my problem...I even emailed Rod
    at turkey wings about my prob. and solution.
    They still work GREAT !....................geo

    Wish I had a camera to post pix fix...Maybe one of
    my buds around here have one. If so I will Post !