Homesteader Elastomeric Trip Spring Replacement

Fourby

Junior Member
Yes. No modification other than replacing the tube steel with a solid steel OR you can insert a solid steel into the existing tube steel. I will take a pic of mine tomorrow & post it. I have been through an Adirondacks NY winter with it AND I stupidly tried to move some gravel-run with it ... snapped back, no damage. Like I said, I'll get a pic up in a day or 2.
Hi, did you forget about posting a pic of your plow? Thanks
 

Ralphd

Junior Member
Would you be able to use just two of the Tripping Springs from RCPW or would you need three to replace the three original Elastomeric rubber trip springs?
 

Fourby

Junior Member
I am sure two are all that are needed, my concern was that they may be too strong. However Tailman said his work just fine. As you can see, in the pic I posted, I had to move the top bar to the top side of the mounting bracket to keep the spring tight.
Hoping to see a pic of Tailman's later.

You can also check this link where you can buy a conversion to springs.
http://lenny01469.wixsite.com/spl-enterprises
 

Karlh66

Junior Member
I am sure two are all that are needed, my concern was that they may be too strong. However Tailman said his work just fine. As you can see, in the pic I posted, I had to move the top bar to the top side of the mounting bracket to keep the spring tight.
Hoping to see a pic of Tailman's later.

You can also check this link where you can buy a conversion to springs.
http://lenny01469.wixsite.com/spl-enterprises
In the conversion kit picture in the above link it appears the springs are tight enough to get a credit card between them. I like your idea to move the top steel bar to the top of the mounting bracket. If that’s still not quite tight enough, is it possible to add a few washers? The bolt looks pretty long. I’d like to try the springs from RCPW also. $25 per spring sounds much better than $150 for an elastomeric.

I too would like to see Tailman’s pic....
 

Fourby

Junior Member
Well the bolt is long enough that a couple of washers could be added, however it was a bit of a struggle to get the bar on the top side of the mount on mine...so I am not sure how easy it would be to add the washers.
I plan on taking it a bit easy with mine until I see how it goes.
Yes I am hoping to see Tailman's too.
 

Fourby

Junior Member
I saw this modification somewhere on the web, and am considering changing mine to this setup.

Trip spring mod.jpg
 
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