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Meyer Trip Springs

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Boomer123, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    My older Meyer 7.5 plow seems to be folding or I guess you call it tripping more while plowing. Can this be fixed by adjusting the springs.

    It happens more when I'm plowing a private subdivision road. I'm not plowing that much depth.
  2. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    add a third trip spring, it will help.
  3. daman

    daman Member
    Messages: 69

    How many springs do you have? You can try adjusting them more or add another.
  4. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    acouple things to also think about is your aframe sitting level? which hole are you using for your plow? how worn out is your cutting edge?. to steep of an angle will make your blade trip easyer
  5. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    adjusting the trip springs....tighten top nut 4 turns beyond the the point where the spring coils seperate, then tighten lower nut...

    you can download the manual from the meyers site
  6. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    cutting edge is good, I have 3 springs, a frame is level
  7. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

  8. daman

    daman Member
    Messages: 69

    But how tight do you have them? you have them so the coils are just starting to separate?
  9. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    raise plow . stand on cutting edge with both feet and grab top of moldboard . are you swinging like a seesaw ?

    nuts should be snug so springs are taught .
  10. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    Sometimes, you just need more springs. The advice above about how to tighten the springs is good. Cranking them up real tight won't make much of a difference because once it moves a little bit, its already tightened up to that point anyway.

    Plow springs are cheap anyway, I think about $10-$15 (aftermarket). One of my 6.5 plows that I use in an inhospitable environment, I added two extras, now has 4 and it now works perfectly.