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fisher snow plow trip springs.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by dirtman, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. dirtman

    dirtman Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I need anyone's advice on changing fisher snowplow trip springs... is there any trick to compressing so the pins can be removed/installed etc...thanks very much
  2. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I think there is a special tool for such, and it's cheap to buy I hear.
  3. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Most often when buying from a dealer they will pre-load them for you if you ask.
  4. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Buy the preloaded ones!

    Soo-much easier! 20 years ago we would struggle compressing the springs and wasting time! Now you can buy them preloaded(about $90) cut the old ones out; do the repairs and your done in an hour or two depending on how many your changing.
  5. BJH Snow

    BJH Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Fisher Trip Spring Replacement


    If you contact you local Fisher Dealer they should be able to sell you the Fisher Spring Compression Tool. I know there are a few members on this website who could help you out. They run about $35. If you do a search on this site for Fisher Sping Compression Tools or something similar I am sure you will find people who can help you out.

    I replaced all of mine a few weeks back. I didn't have a tool, but made my own and was able to get them compressed safely and install them.

    Have a great day.

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I use a rigid pipe wrench, a can of wd-40 and a bolt 5/16x3":confused: .I will elaborate if anyone is intrested.
  7. BJH Snow

    BJH Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 142


    I am interested in hearing how you compressed your springs. If you have time I would like to hear about it.
  8. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Anyone try a Strut spring compressor? I havn;t had the need to replace springs yet but figured they would work.