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9.2 vxt with broken spring

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by bpminc74, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. bpminc74

    bpminc74 Member
    Messages: 35

    Anybody ever break a spring on their 9.2 vxt. The one that pulls the wing back. Brooke one today where it hooks into the eye bolt.The end where the nut goes on broke to. Plow was bout new last year. Is this somthing that happens often?
  2. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    No kinda rare. Dont worry about it, grab a new one and i bet they never break again.
  3. BigBoyPlowin

    BigBoyPlowin Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Could of broken for many different reasons..
    Wouldn't worry about it though. Just Replace it... Dont buy those cheap ones from the Local hardware... Always buy The Real Mccoy BOSS SPRINGS As said above, its kinda rare...
  4. bpminc74

    bpminc74 Member
    Messages: 35

    Picked up a new one today. $40.00 for the spring. Thanks for the replies.
  5. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Not rare at all. Actually, it was enough of a problem for Boss that they redesigned them. The new ones should rarely break. If you paid $40, you paid too much. I think my last one was around $25. I'll check when I get my next invoice though, I just replaced one last week.
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    12-20-12 broke both sides and not first time either I paid $45 for 2 Boss springs To me I broke more in last 3-4 yrs then I ever did I thought they made them cheaper or something
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I break a couple a year. I keep extras ones and extra eye bolts .You can still plow fine with it .

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Typically if you are going thru them like mad it usually means they are to tight. Good rule of thumb is to be able to slide a piece of paper between the coils of the springs. Any tighter you will start breaking them. And like Grandveiw said above, if you break one don't feel like your morning is shot. The plow will still function fine. Only your wing will move back very slowly.
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Still plowed all night with it.

    boss spring broken.jpg
  10. SteveR

    SteveR Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    I break several a year but, never done what Grandview is showing and, hope I don't!!
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Don't worry.

    boss bolt.jpg

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,287

    I added a 2 1/2 inch ' ***** ' link between the eye-bolt and spring , just loose enough so spring wont fall off but still pulls wing back great . Never broke one since.
  13. bpminc74

    bpminc74 Member
    Messages: 35

    $25 for a spring? I will never understand why everything is so expensive here in Canada with our dollar so high. I guess it's time for some cross border shopping! I tried ordering parts online before but the shipping cost and duty charges were crazy.
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I use any spring I can find at the auto store. These are Meyer springs,
  15. BigBoyPlowin

    BigBoyPlowin Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Im sure this following incident could happen to any spring, but Long story short
    One of my return springs broke off so i got a "Quick Replacement" from the local Mom and pop hardware During the next storm the "new" spring flys off and goes through a 2nd story window!
    Therefore i have never bought another "Off brand" spring!
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012
  16. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    I think that sliding the paper between the coil is even too tight - we make them only tight enough to retract the blade and not fall off. We've actually not been going thru them near as much by running them this loose, before it was a yearly thing - if one broke, we bought two cause the other one was days from breaking.

    Return springs certainly aren't a show stopper, and given 5 minutes of practice, it doesn't even really slow you down.

    Now a spring thru a second story window, they do wake you up when they break. Same thing almost as blowing a sidewall on a big truck tire, like a rifle shoot.
  17. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    I have a 3 or 4 year old Meyer spring on one of mine. I think it cost 12.99 when I bought it.
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I know the paper between the coils trick is a common method. But for those that are new to it, more space between the coils means the spring is tighter........
  19. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    How I set my new springs I dont think they are made as good as they use to be
    Mine broke in middle of the storm Plowed rest the night till morning

    But I never broke one like Grandview
  20. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777